Argentina’s Chaco province approves first trial by jury law for civil and commercial matters in Latin America

In 2015, during JSCA’s International Seminar on Civil Justice Reforms in Viña del Mar, Chile, JSCA Training Director Leonel González Postigo gave a lecture proposing the inclusion of discussions of the experience of trial by jury in civil matters. Two years later, in 2017, JSCA presented a document containing ten ideas about the civil justice reform model that we are promoting in Latin America. In…

JSCA to hire researcher

The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA), an international agency created by the inter-American system that supports the modernization of the justice systems of the region, is hiring a full-time researcher: Main responsibilities: To provide technical support to the Research and Projects Area. To support the coordination and implementation of activities with the Training Area. To participate in research and studies related to the…

Procedure Law Seedbeds: Registration for the V National Competition for Undergraduate Students Is Now Open

Interested students may register through January 25. Written submissions are due March 5, 2021. Registration is now open for Chilean law students to participate in the V National Procedure Law Seedbed Competition organized by Universidad Diego Portales and the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA). The event, which will be held March 29 and 30, 2021 in Santiago, is meant to allow teams of…

The impact of civil procedure reforms on the practice of law: JSCA selects proposals from Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay

Proposals submitted by authors from Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay were selected through a competition designed to highlight the impact of civil procedure reforms on the practice of law in Latin America. The competition was held in the context of the project “Improving Access to Civil Justice in Latin America” that JSCA is developing with the support of Global Affairs Canada. JSCA Training Director Leonel…

Technical cooperation agreement to strengthen joint work between JSCA and Brazil’s National Justice Council

In an effort to further strengthen a productive alliance and deploy a full plan of action in the country in 2021, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) and the Brazil’s National Justice Council (CNJ) have signed an important technical cooperation agreement. The document was signed by CNJ President Minister Luiz Fux and JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano at a ceremony before the full…