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Jordanian Judicial System


3. The Judicial System

Jordanian courts are also organised to form two main divisions civil and criminal. They and are also generally divided into three stages of litigation namely: courts of first instance, appeal and cassation. Personal Status Courts dealing with personal status matters form the third division and are organised in two stages, first instance and appeal. Additionally there are specialised courts which deal with specific matters such as labour and customs courts. State security matters are also referred to special courts.

4. Jordanian Judiciary

Judges are usually appointed by the Ministry of Justice from amongst graduates of recognised law colleges who begin their careers by serving as clerks and officer of the courts. Judges are assigned to serve in courts, transferred and promoted by the Ministry of Justice.

5. The Legal Profession in Jordan

Practising lawyers have to be members of the Jordanian Lawyers Association. Lawyers have to undergo a period of training before being allowed to plead cases in the different divisions of the courts.

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