Judical Studies Committee
The Judicial Studies Committee (JSC) is the body responsible for the on going training of the members of the judiciary. It assists judges and magistrates in skills training and continued professional development mainly through seminars conducted by both local and foreign experts and speakers. The JSC is composed of four (4) members, two appointed by the Chief Justice and two members appointed by the Minister responsible for justice, and acts under the general direction of the Chief Justice. Judge Joseph D. Camilleri was the first chairman of the JSC, and he served in that position after he retired on 21 October 2009 until 1 September 2015. On 1 October 2015 Judge Michael Mallia was appointed as the second chairman of the JSC. On 1st October 2021, Chief Justice Emeritus Joseph Azzopardi was appointed as its third chairman. The Hon. Madam Justice Joanne Vella Cuschieri is the Vice-President of the Committee.
The JSC was officially launched on 17 October, 2003. On that occasion the Chief Justice highlighted the main objectives of the JSC: