Belgium’s federal justice looking to recruit judicial officers
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    Belgium’s federal justice looking to recruit judicial officers

    Belgium’s Justice department is looking for 190 substitutes to replace judicial officers who are ill or otherwise unavailable 

    Justices of the peace (JPs) are now responsible for 162 districts since the reform last year. But they are sometimes on holiday, ill, or know someone involved in the case.

    Every Instance court has a maximum of six substitute judges, who usually are notaries or lawyers with at least five years experience, to cover for them in these cases. 

    Sarah Johansson
    The Brussels Times