Organizational Efficiency

The core of the program is an organizational transformation through the Trial Courts and the Judicial Office supporting them. The current model of judicial organization is based on the traditional single-judge court, which has existed since the 19th century, and responded to the needs of a society that was essentially agrarian, dispersed, poorly communicated and with major mobility limitations, which was nothing like the Spanish society of today. The single-judge court model does not respond to the current complex challenges of the Administration of Justice.

Spain has 3,627 courts, each of them staffed by a judge or magistrate, a Court Clerk and a variable number of personnel (around eight) at the service of the Administration of Justice. The organizational transformation is aimed at having 431 Trial Courts -one per judicial district- in which judges, Court clerks and the rest of the bodies at the service of the Administration of Justice are grouped, in such a way that there is constant dynamic allocation of loads and a balanced distribution of cases and of support. It is an organizational scheme similar to that of the rest of the EU countries.

This transformation is furthered thanks to the introduction of new data-driven procedural management tools that enable the Judicial Office teams have a digital connection, without having to be physically on site. And thanks to the aggregation of data that provide added value to judicial management and decision making as well.

The transformation makes it possible to expand the Judicial Office by means of a new terminal, the Office of Justice in the municipalities. New public service entry points, from which to carry out procedural activities or testify during telematic trials. A way to bring Justice into the rural world. Atop this new infrastructure, it is possible to provide new services such as co-working spaces or to facilitate procedures and information from other administrations.