Philippines: Judicial Education in U.S. State Courts

On March 2 and 3, 2017, NCSC hosted a delegation from the Philippine Judicial Academy at its headquarters in Williamsburg, Virginia, for training on approaches to judicial education in U.S. State Courts. The delegation included Professor Sedfrey M. Candelaria, Head of the Research, Publications and Linkages Office at the Philippine Judicial Academy, and other members of the Academy’s leadership team.

NCSC experts discussed judicial education in the United States; best practices in curriculum development, program planning, staffing and training implementation; distance learning techniques utilized by U.S. State Courts; and approaches to faculty development with the delegation. The delegates also received training on judicial discipline and ethics, and met with Professor Fredric Lederer (Chancellor Professor of Law, and Director of the Center for Legal and Court Technology) at the McGlothlin Courtroom at William & Mary Law School, for an overview and discussion of some of the latest innovations in courtroom technology.

NCSC regularly hosts international delegations at its offices in the United States and we invite you to contact us should you wish to discuss the possibility of scheduling a visit. For more information on training programs offered by NCSC, please visit