Posted On 14 Jul 2014
Probity, expertise and notoriety in the judicial career are the qualities that candidates must meet to renew one third of the National Court of Justice (CNJ for its Spanish acronym).
Unlike the public contest of 2011, this time the 21 judges will be evaluated for their practical knowledge (50 points) and theoretical (35 points).
The remaining 15 points will be to qualify the nominee’s qualifications. For example, if he/she has authored a book on legal doctrine, that is worth two points for each publication, and if the candidate obtained a PhD degree he/she will receive 4 points.
The first change that occurs in this process is the psychological evaluation. This time, the Judicature will not subject the candidates to a test, but rather each applicant shall submit a psychological certificate to ensure that the applicant has no psychopathology, phobias, traumas, complexes or alterations.