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There is no future without past – reminded the President of the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) the participants of the Consilium Petitorium which is held since 2014 for the recently appointed judges, assistant judges and trainee judges. In front of the 300 participants Dr. Tünde Handó talked about the importance of the care of traditions and the research of the history of the judiciary.

The Hungarian judicial organisation pays special attention to the new generation: the training concept of 2019 includes the training of trainee judges, secretary judges and judges, however, the young generation have also the opportunity to try their hand at scientific work and get experienced in the international environment as well – emphasised dr. Judit Gyarmathy, Deputy President of the National Office for the Judiciary at the event of Consilium Peritorum.

The National Office for the Judiciary has announced the ‘Courts in Focus’ Photo Contest for the fifth time this year. A total of 471 photographs have arrived from 49 contestants, said the President of the National Office for the Judiciary at the award ceremony.

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According to the Act XLIII of 2017 on the Register of General Power of Attorney for litigious and non-litigious civil proceedings (hereinafter: Register) and the subsequent enforcement regulation, data can be requested from the Register.

Judit dr. Polgárné dr. Vida, special advisor to the president in judicial administration of the National Office for the Judiciary talked about the first customer service center opened at the Eger Regional Court in the Inforadio’s program called ‘Paragrafus’ on  5 April 2018.

Adrienn Várai-Jeges dr, judge responsible for central administrative tasks at the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) gave an interview about the training for Hungarian family law judges to Paragraph programme broadcasted by Inforadio on 22 March 2018.

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Applications from thirty-five court leaders have been assessed and evaluated by the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) until October 31st.

According to the number, operation and administration of the NJC the Act CLXI of 2011 on the Organization and Administration of the Courts (Bszi.) enacts the followings.

944 applications were submitted for the 44 vacancies in the second round of the selection procedure for administrative judges.


The representatives of the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) on 18 June 2018 reciprocated a visit by the colleagues of the Dutch Training and Study Center for the Judiciary (SSR) to Budapest. The topic was the development and the operation of the training systems of the two countries, in particular the so-called New Generation and Leadership trainings that are preparing for the judicial profession.

Whether King Matthias was a just ruler or he was glorified as a hero only after his death even he participated in costly wars and introduced new heavy taxes? Among others, these are some of the questions that lawyers and historians will be discussing  in the next conference on the courts' history  organized by the NOJ, at the start of next week in the city of Visegrád.

The results of semi-final C of the European Judicial Training Network's (EJTN)  international team competition called THEMIS were announced. The jury gave  the Hungarian team a special award  for best verbal presentation.