Bangladesh: Sensitizing Judges to Effective Case Management Techniques

In July 2018, NCSC Case Management Expert, D. Joan Bishop, traveled to Bangladesh to support the National Legal Aid Services Organization and Judicial Administration Training Institute in reinforcing differentiated case management techniques, and the International Framework for Court Excellence among District Judges in six districts. Ms. Bishop conducted five sessions on improving case management processes in different districts for 162 judges, lawyers, and court staff, as well as a training session for 19 instructors at the Judicial Administration Training Institute.

During the training sessions, judges discussed ways to reduce the backlog in their courts and tools that will help them reorganize their approach to case management. Ms. Bishop also conducted three learning sessions at universities in Khulna and Dhaka, sharing her experiences with the justice sector in the United States with more than 200 male and female law students.

NCSC is present in Bangladesh as implementing partner for USAID’s Justice for All Program (JFA), a six-year initiative that aims to improve legal aid, strengthen judicial governance, and expand legal literacy in Bangladesh. JFA is active in fifteen of Bangladesh’s 64 Districts. For more information on the JFA Program, please visit www.justice-bd.org.