Activity and organization

The Academy:

- Organises and conducts entrance exam for the initial training;
- Organises and conducts the initial training;
- Organises and conducts continuous training of judges and prosecutors;
- Organises and conducts training of lecturers and mentors;
- Organises and conducts professional training of judicial and prosecutorial staff;
- Establishes and maintains cooperation with local, foreign and international institutions, organisations and associations on matters concerning its activities;
- Issues publications and performs other publishing activities;
- Carries out research and analyses and cooperates with scientific institutions;
- Systematically gathers information of relevance for the work of the Academy, especially those concerning the conduct of training and results thereof and manages documentation information centre;
- Gathers and processes jurisprudence;
- Performs other tasks stipulated by law and the Statute of the Academy.

The Academy can conduct professional development programmes for bailiffs, public notaries, public notary’s assistants and public notary’s trainees, pursuant to a contract signed between the Academy and the Chamber of Public Bailiffs and Chamber of Public Notaries, respectively..

The Academy is organized for the entire territory of the Republic of Serbia.

The seat of the Judicial Academy is in Belgrade.

Based on the territorial principle, the Academy has three organizational units i.e. centres outside its Seat.
Competences and seats of the centres, as well as the number and structure of staff in the centres are defined by an Act on organization and job classification of the Academy.

The Judicial Academy Centres are located in Niš, Novi Sad and Kragujevac.


The Rulebook on internal organization and job classification at the Judicial Academy defines::

• Internal units, its scope of work and mutual relations;
• Management of internal units;
• Powers and accountability of heads of internal units;
• Manner of cooperation with other bodies and organizations;
• Job descriptions for the director and deputy director;
• Number of employees per each job title;
• Denominations of work posts, job descriptions and titles;
• Required number of employees per each work post and employment conditions for each work post at the Judicial Academy

Judicial Academy’s bodies:

Pursuant to the Law on Judicial Academy, the bodies of the Judicial Academy are: the Steering Committee, Director and Programme Council.

The Director of the Judicial Academy is the executive body of the Academy.

The Director:

• Represents and act on behalf of the Academy;
• Coordinates and organise the work of the Academy;
• Enforces the decisions of the Steering Committee and the Programme Council and take part in the work of the Steering Committee and the Program Council;
• Submits an annual report on work of the Academy to the Steering Committee;
• Passes an act on the internal organisation and job classification in the Academy, with the approval of the Steering Committee;
• Manages professional and technical service of the Academy;
• Performs other duties in keeping with the law, the Statute and other acts.

The Steering Committee elects the Director of the Academy for a five-year tenure, with a possibility of re-election.