Judicial Officers

A judicial officer is a professional working in the secretariats of the courts. Their role involves carrying out acts ordered by the judge, as well as independently conducting a series of administrative procedures essential for the proper progression of the process. The responsibilities of a judicial officer include, among others:

  • Receiving documents, applications, and other relevant papers, incorporating them into the process, and making them known to the judge and the Public Prosecutor's Office.
  • Notifying participants in the process about the judge's decisions, such as the date and location of the trial, process costs, etc.
  • Recording minutes, which means describing what occurs during procedural acts.
  • Before a procedural act, calling the names of individuals summoned to attend and informing the judge about who is present and who is absent.
  • Issuing attendance certificates requested by participants in a particular procedural act to justify absence from work.
  • During the trial, recording the statements of the participants or procedural subjects.

If a victim wishes to clarify any doubts about the practical aspects of the court's operations, they can ask the judicial officer. The officer should provide clear and straightforward explanations, ensuring the victim can understand the information.

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