The Judicial College, formerly the Judicial Studies Board (JSB), established in 1979, is the organisation responsible for training judges in county, the Crown, and higher courts in England and Wales and tribunals judges in England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This includes the training of lay magistrates and the chairmen and members of tribunals. The current chairman is Lady Justice Hallett DBE.
An essential element of the philosophy of the Judicial College is that the training of judges and magistrates is under judicial control and direction. A circuit judge, currently Judge John Phillips CBE, is seconded to the Judicial College full-time as Courts Judiciary Director of Studies. Professor Jeremy Cooper is the Tribunals Director of Studies.
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