Central and South America: Administration of Justice

May 20, 2013 

On May 20, a group of judges and lawyers representing nine different countries in Central and South America met with NCJFCJ staff to explore the structure and initiatives of the U.S. judicial administration. The delegation discussed the structure of NCJFCJ, specific case studies that are used to aid judges in their decision making, underlying principles of the U.S. judicial and legal systems and the culture of lawfulness in the United States, the civil, criminal, juvenile, and military justice systems in the United States, and the administration of courts, case management, the trial by jury process, and alternative dispute resolution.