In December, NCSC and its partner the International Legal Assistance Consortium organized three two-day training sessions in Sousse, Tozeur, and Kef. The training sessions were attended by 74 court clerks from the program’s six Model Courts and selected neighboring courts. Each training session focused on a key set of issues related to case, hearing, and records management and court-citizen relations. NCSC Court Services Director Laura Klaversma and Court Administration Expert Bob Wily facilitated the sessions as lead trainers with support from NCSC’s Tunisia-based team. The trainers presented international best practices, facilitated peer exchanges between courts, and conducted small group problem-solving case studies and role playing exercises. Following the training sessions, participating clerks have taken action in their courts to introduce new tools to better control case flow and improve litigant welcome and orientation.
The Improving Court Administration in Tunisia Program is implemented by NCSC under a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.