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MENAFN - Arab News - 11/12/2013

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(MENAFN - Arab News) Dubai is currently hosting a conference on the 'Court Excellence in a Changing World.'
The event provides an excellent opportunity for judicial organizations in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world to share and gain knowledge about best practices, latest strategies for change and successful examples of court efficiency from all over the world.
Participants have an opportunity to understand the dynamic perceptions and developments in global court systems at the event.
It is taking place with the support of Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, deputy ruler of Dubai and chairman of the Judicial Council.
The conference stems from collaboration between the Dubai Courts, organizers of the Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Initiatives for Legal Excellence, with the DIFC Courts and the International Association for Courts Administration.
It is being held under the auspices of Richard Foster, IACA president, Ahmed Saeed bin Hazim, director general of Dubai Courts, and Michael Hwang, chief justice of DIFC Courts, with the participation of legal and judicial institutions comprising elite judges, lawyers, legal consultants, academies, and other judicial bodies from more than 50 countries across the globe.
Ahmed Saeed bin Hazim, director general of Dubai Courts, extended welcomed the participants who had come together from various parts of the world. He extended his gratitude toward Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, deputy ruler of Dubai and chairman of the Dubai Judicial Council, for his generous patronage for IACA's first conference in the Middle East for enhancing the global competitiveness of Dubai, both regionally and globally, in the field of legal administration.
It endorsed the reputation of Dubai as the best center to organize such conferences, he said. "Dubai Courts are proud of the trust that IACA has shown by choosing Dubai Courts and DIFC Courts to be the strategic partners for this conference," he added.
Ahmed Saeed bin Hazim said the conference stems from a vision for the future of the region to enhance the legal framework in the UAE and the rest of the Middle East. The aim was to build a qualified young generation in the legal field.
This would lead to the enhancement of regional court administration systems and develop excellence in court procedures that would serve the community.
The implementation of best global practices for effective court procedures leading to prompt and efficient justice and the event aimed to motivate the court administration leaders across the world.
He stressed the significance of this conference that truly stands testament to the unique gathering of global legal and judicial experts and the achievements of the Emirates in the judicial arena.
The conference opened with a keynote address by TunDato' Seri Zaki, former chief justice of Malaysia, on 'Court Excellence in a Complex World: The Malaysian Experience.'
It was followed by a panel discussion on 'What is Courts' Excellence' moderated by Robert Keay, co-founder of the International Customer Service Institute (TICSI) and chaired by Tan Siong Thye, judicial commissioner, Supreme Court of Singapore; Justice Robert John Torres, Jr, chief justice Guam; Sir Charles Michael Dennis Byron, president of the Caribbean Court of Justice; and Branka Tomasevic, deputy secretary general of Serbian High Court Council.
Presentations discussed the modernization of financial operations in the judiciary and the institutional independence of the courts.
The panel focused on concepts of quality and excellence that are no longer the monopoly of the private sector and government agencies with specialized services and also emphasized on the increased societal demands from the courts to adopt these concepts, including pro-active case management in the handling of their affairs.
There are many successful experiences and best practices that have been applied to the work of courts.
The UAE national anthem marked the official opening ceremony of the event, followed by a welcome address from Richard Foster, IACA president; Ahmed Saeed bin Hazim, director general of Dubai Courts; and Michael Hwang, chief justice of DIFC Courts.
The post-lunch segment commenced with the session on 'Leadership and Change Management' moderated by TunDato' Seri Zaki, former chief justice of Malaysia and chaired by Luis Palma, dean of the School of the Graduate Studies of the University of Belgrano; Ale Zalar, Slovenia; Roger Bilodeau, Canada; Judge Jean Fahed, president of the Supreme Judicial Council in Lebanon; and Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, former judge Supreme Court of Pakistan.
The speakers focused on the roles and challenges in change and transformation management in courts and leadership that plays a prominent role in the courts' ability to manage change successfully owing to the complexity and sensitivity of the work of the courts.
Therefore, this theme allows for the exchange of best practices, experiences and highlights the success stories of leadership in courts.
It was followed by a session on 'Role of Strategic Planning and Performance Management in Raising the Efficiency of Court' moderated by Yousuf Al-Suwaidi, senior consultant, planning and organizational performance at Dubai Courts and chaired by Wallace Jefferson, chief justice of Texas; David Slayton, president of the National Association for Court Management, US; WiwiekAwiati, Judicial Reform Team of the Supreme Court of Indonesia; and Medhat Al-Mahmoud, chief justice, Iraq.
The speakers spoke about the complexities imposed on courts and the need to raise their efficiency in areas such as implementation of management strategies and performance management.
The panelists stressed the fact that while fulfilling such needs, courts must maintain high levels of transparency and provide equal access to justice to all folds of society.
They also discussed the additional challenges that can only be overcome through innovation and encouraging creativity in the design and management of the means and methods of conducting litigation.
The wrap-up session was presented by IACA vice president and Vladimir Passos de Freitas, former president of the Brazilian Federal Judges Association, vice-president of the Brazilian Judges Association and co-chair of the National Judicial School.


 






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