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The government called the Ministry of Justice to prepare a proposal for a substantial salary increase for all judges, in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance and the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) - announced the Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office on 13 December 2018. At this week’s Government Info, Gergely Gulyás called the current judicial salaries unworthy and said that the Cabinet intends to introduce a new wage bill by January 1, 2020 at the latest.

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.

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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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During their visit to Hungary, the delegation of the Venice Commission, operating beside the Council of Europe, had a meeting with the President of the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) on 4 February 2019. The body wanted to get familiar with the operation of the judiciary and the transformation of the administrative court system.

On the opening day of the training for local court leaders at the Hungarian Academy of Justice, dr. Tünde Handó, the President of the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) expressed that leadership approach, awareness, and a broadened-mind vision is an expectation for court leaders. Training focuses primarily on social skills, so-called soft skills.

The launch of Érd District Court, 14th District Court of Budapest Environs Regional Court is aimed at easier and simpler access to justice.

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The National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) aimed to create a modern European-level training center in Balatonszemes. Following the design of the building complex, the NOJ launched a public procurement procedure for selecting the contractor.

The number of participants in trainings at the National Office for the Judiciary ‘s Training Center has increased more than six times since its establishment of more than a decade ago. In order to meet increased training needs, the building that gives home to the Hungarian Academy of Justice is undergoing a major reconstruction.

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.