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The 2023 International Symposium, entitled "Reforms and Challenges in the Training Practice of Legal Professionals," held by the Academy for the Judiciary, Ministry of Justice, has successfully concluded

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The Academy for the Judiciary of the Ministry of Justice (AJMJ) held the "Reforms and Challenges in the Training Practice of Legal Professionals" international symposium on July 12th and 13th, 2023.

The symposium commenced with opening remarks addressed by Ching-Hsiang TSAI,  Minister of the Ministry of Justice. Following that, Judge Takamori Nobuhiro from the Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan shared insights into the “Effects and Reflections on Examinations and Pre-job Education of Legal Professionals—the Japanese Experience." Chief Prosecutor Yi-Fen KO from the Taitung District Prosecutors Office in Taiwan discussed “Reforms of Legal Professionals’ Recruitment and Training in Taiwan," providing an overview of our country's past, present, and future judicial personnel training plans. Judge Jens Rathmann from the Examination Bureau of the High Court of Frankfurt, Germany, introduced the “Philosophies and Practices Behind the German Volljurist System." The symposium concluded with a presentation by Raf Van Ransbeeck, Director of the Belgian Judicial Training Institute, on " The Introduction and Implementation of Legal Professionals’ Examination and Pre-job Training in Belgium."

The event occurred in the AJMJ auditorium and marked the first in-person international symposium following the lifting of pandemic restrictions. In addition to practical experts responsible for judicial personnel training from Belgium, Germany, and Japan delivering keynote speeches on-site, prominent figures from Taiwan's Examination Yuan, academia, legal profession, and judicial practice field were also invited to participate in discussions. By fostering cross-disciplinary interactions, this symposium aimed to collectively address the forthcoming challenges posed by the new legal professional training system being developed in Taiwan.

In this event, besides the participation of the 62nd class of Judicial Trainees, there were also attendees from various distinguished organizations such as the Ministry of Examination, Judicial Yuan, Judge Academy, judges, prosecutors, and lawyers. Esteemed guests actively engaged in lively discussions, posed enthusiastic questions related to the lecture topics, and expressed their opinions. The event resulted in fruitful outcomes.

     During the closing remarks, President Li-Ling KER of AJMJ expressed that this international symposium explored the training experiences of legal professionals in Taiwan, Japan, Germany, and Belgium. It provided a valuable opportunity for international exchange and contributed to the enhancement of legal professional training planning. The symposium yielded valuable insights, and it is hoped that the 62nd class of Judicial Trainees will find inspiration from these discussions, encouraging them to maintain self-discipline and self-improvement throughout their future judicial careers.

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