Judicial self administration bodies


All-judge meetings

The all-judge meetings are convened by the president of the court and the participants are the judges assigned to the specific court. The duties of the meetings include: to express an opinion on the application of court leaders, to elect a delegate for the election of NOJ members and to elect the judicial council. 


Judicial council

The members and alternate members of the judicial council are elected by the all-judge meeting for 6 years. The judicial council has 5 to 15 members and 3 to 13 alternate members, the number of the members and alternate members are determined by the all-judge meeting. In the course of discharging duties during a judge appointment procedure provided for in the act of the status and remuneration of judges, the judicial court of the general court will be completed with 2 court of appeal judges (appointed by the president of the court of appeal) where the judicial council of the court of appeal will be completed with 2 Curia judges (appointed by the president of the Curia). In the course of discharging their duties, these judges will have same rights and obligations as other members in the council.

The judicial council expresses opinions regarding the following subjects: the appointment, position, relocation or assignment of the judge, may initiate that the president, deputy president, team leader, deputy team leader of distrust and administrative and labour courts are investigated or dismissed, expresses an opinion on the annual budgetary plan of the court, the utilisation of the approved budget, the organisational and operational policy and the case allocation plan of the court.



The division is a local professional forum that is the body of judges assigned to specific law areas. The division is lead by the division leader. Among other things, the division expresses an opinion about applications for judge positions, the applications of leaders for various positions, participates in the assessment of the professional activity of judges and expresses an opinion of case allocation plans.


Administrative and labour regional division

The administrative and labour regional division is the special professional body of judges acting in administrative and labour cases at administrative and labour court and general courts. Its organisational framework is provided by the general court where the leader of the regional college delivers judgments (or by the administrative and labour court belonging to such general court.)

Pursuant to the Act CLXI of 2011 on the organisation and administration of courts of justice, the Administrative and Labour Regional Division of the Metropolitan General Court also discharges the duties of a regional division. In addition, there are 7 more regional divisions in place in the 19 counties. In addition to other duties, they express an opinion in the job application of the division leader and deputy division leader of the administrative and labour regional division and may also initiate the judiciary managers are investigated or dismissed.


Service Court

Regarding the disciplinary and related indemnification cases of judges, including legal disputes arising from the professional assessment of their work or managerial duties, effective from 1 July 2011, there is a first instance service court attached to the Court of Appeal operating in the territory of Budapest. The second instance service court is attached to the Curia.