JSCA and the Mexico City judiciary executed a pilot project to implement oral litigation techniques in oral civil courts in Mexico City. The initiative was implemented in 2019 with funding from GAC.
The goal of this collaboration was to implement a pilot project in a group of civil courts in Mexico’s Federal District based on the introduction of oral litigation and hearing management techniques for judges. The first phase involving regulatory assessment and planning and the second focused on intervention, which included institutional adaptation methods and stakeholder training. The final phase was designed to allow experts to evaluate the results.
The following activities were executed:
Initial meeting to agree on the scope and critical elements of the project and perform an initial situation analysis.
Design of a protocol for supporting operators’ work.
Design of training strategies for attorneys in private practice.
Regulatory, statistical and qualitative assessment to establish the aspects that required improvement.
Validation of the protocol with the stakeholders.
Development of a report analyzing the results of the pilot project.
Design of proposals for changes to the judicial organization to achieve better use of oral procedures.
Training of the judges responsible for implementing the pilot project.
Organization of a seminar or conference to disseminate the results within the legal community.
The approval of guidelines for civil courts in regard to oral proceedings was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it was approved in 2021 by Circular CJCDMX -18/2021 and the pilot project was executed.
JSCA AND THE SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE OF MEXICO CITY START THE “PILOT PROJECT ON ORAL LITIGATION TECHNIQUES IN ORAL CIVIL COURTS”.