Judicial Studies Committee

The Maltese Judicial Studies Committee (JSC) was established in 2003 as the body responsible for the initial and continuous judicial training of the members of the judiciary, namely magistrates and judges. It assists them in skills training and continued professional development mainly through seminars it organises in Malta.

The JSC also facilitates the participation of members of the judiciary in training events organised abroad by the EJTN, ERA and other institutions. The JSC, composed of four members, two appointed by the Chief Justice and two members appointed by the Minister responsible for justice, acts under the general direction of the Chief Justice. 

Judge Joseph David Camilleri was the first chairman of the JSC, and he is still its chairman. The Vice-Chairman is Mr Justice Giannino Caruana Demajo, who succeeded Magistrate (now Mr Justice) Silvio Meli.  Dr Danielle Pace Grima is the Training Administrator.

The JSC has the following objectives:

  • Identifies the training needs of members of the judiciary;
  • Organises induction courses for new members of the judiciary;
  • Povides training for members of the judiciary;
  • Organises lectures, seminars, courses and similar events for members of the judiciary;
  • Informs members of the judiciary of recent legal developments through the use of information technology;
  • Issues updated papers on aspects of judicial work; and,
  • Promotes international co-operation in matters touching upon judicial training

The JSC has been an active member of EJTN for many years and has taken part in some of its working groups as well as in other training projects administered by EJTN.


Judicial Studies Committee
Courts of Justice, Republic Street
Valletta CMR 02
Tel: +356 21224147
Fax: +356 21417776