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Orientation Training for District Judges 
(Direct Recruits)

Introduction 

    In addition to the induction training for Munsiff- Magistrates, the academy conducts two months orientation training for  the newly recruited district judges. 

Scheme of training

     1. Introduction to the judiciary
     2. Training on legal topics at the Kerala Judicial Academy
     3. Training at the Forensic Science Laboratory, Thiruvananthapuram
     4. Training at Medico Legal Institute, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
     5. Training in Computer Applications and Ubuntu
     6. Court training


Curriculum

Legal topics

    1. Constitutional vision of justice
    2. Sessions Trial.   
    3. Law of Evidence 
    4. Criminal Appeal and Revision
    5. Administrative Law
    6. Court Management
    7. Civil Appeal 
    8. Principles under the Limitation Act 
    9. The Indian Succession Act
  10. Practical tips on Office Administration
  11. Suits of a special nature
  12. The Arbitration and Conciliation Act
  13. The Electricity Act, 2003
  14. The National Highways Act, 1956
  15. The Indian Telegraph Act
  16. Intellectual property laws
  17. The Information Technology Act
  18. The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act 
  19. The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants)   Act 
  20.The Kerala Local Fund Audit Act
  21. Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Compensation, Rehabilitation and Resettlement and Development Plan) Rules, 2015 
  22. Miscellaneous appeals under the special statutes; civil & criminal
  23. The PoCSO Act
  24. The NDPS Act
  25. The Stamp Act
  26. Kerala Court fees and Suits Valuation Act
  27. Civil Courts Act
  28. Personal Laws
  29. Compensation in Motor accident Cases (4 sessions)
  30. The Indian Easements Act
  31.  Appeals under the KBLR Act
  32. The Mental Health Act
  33. The Guardian and Wards Act
  34. The Abkari Act
  35. The Family Courts Act

Field Visit

   1. Central Prison, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram
   2. Mental Health Centre, Thiruvananthapuram

Training in other departments

1. Forensic Science Laboratory, Thiruvananthapuram

    Theory

     Forensic Physics & Ballistics
     Forensic Biology & DNA Fingerprinting
     Forensic Serology
     Demonstration in Ballistics, Physics, Biology, Serology & DNA Labs
     Forensic Documents
     Forensic Explosives
     Polygraph Examination
     Brain Fingerprinting

      Demonstration

     DNA Fingerprinting,
     Polygraph testing, 
     Documents, 
     Chemical Analysis, Explosives, Superimposition    

2. Medico-Legal Institute, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

      Theory

     Traumatology    
     Thanatology     
     Toxicology   
     Examination of a victim in a case of sexual offence.
     Examination of an accused in a case of sexual offence.
     Drunkenness.
     Pregnancy & Delivery.
     Age Determination

Demonstration

     Autopsy

3. NIC Computer Cell High Court

     Training in Computer Applications and Ubuntu

    Based on the material supplied to them, the newly recruited district judges have to prepare charges, orders including bail orders and judgments. They will get an opportunity to work up on legal problems and discuss them with the Directors.