Santiago, July 11, 2019


The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) is organizing the international seminar Case Management as a Mechanism for Ensuring Flexibility and Efficiency in the Judicial Process with the support of Global Affairs Canada (GAC). The event is directed at academics, judicial officials, administrative staff, law students and other interested parties. It will be held Tuesday, August 6 at 9 a.m. at Hotel Cumbres Lastarria in Santiago, Chile.


Case management experiences have stood out in the international arena, and the event will feature the participation of Alan Uzelac (Croatia), Gisele Góes (Brazil) and John Sorabji (England), as well as important local specialists.

They will also participate:

  • Macarena Vargas (UDP)
  • Raúl Núñez (UCV)
  • Gloria Negroni (PJUD)
  • Iván Hunter (UAC)
  • Enrique Letelier (UV)
  • Claudio Fuentes (UDP)
  • Sophia Romero (UAI)
  • Rodrigo Silva (DECS)

The Civil Procedure Code bill in Chile gives civil judges an active role in directing the process in order to ensure that it is valid and is developed effectively and promptly (Article 3).  JSCA believes that it is important to strengthen and fully understand the concept of active oversight of the judicial function, identifying successful comparative experiences.

About international specialists

John Sorabji (England). PHD Oxford University, Senior Legal Advisor to the Lord Chief Justice and Master of the Rolls of the United Kingdom. Founding member of European Law Institute. Senior member of the University College London Judicial Institute, honorary professor at UCL Law School in Civil Justice Principles, assistant editor of Civil Justice Quarterly and International Journal of Procedural Law.


Alan Uzelac (Croatia). Ph.D. in Law from the University of Zagreb, Visiting Scholar Harvard, Counselor of the International Association of Procedural Law, former President of the "Working Group on the deadlines for the procedures of CEPEJ" (2005-2006). Member of SATURN 2007-2008. National Delegate of Croatia in UNCITRAL (Arbitration and Conciliation). Lecturer, author of multiple books on Civil Justice, Access to Justice, Procedural Rights and Efficiency.


Gisele Góes (Brazil). Regional Prosecutor of the Public Ministry of Labor. Professor at the Federal University of Pará (UFPA). Co-founder of the Women in the Civil Process Project. Doctor (PUC-San Pablo). Master's degree (UFPA). Member of the Ibero-American Institute of Procedural Law, the Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law (IBDP), the Brazilian Academy of Procedural Law (ABDPRO) and the Association of Process Teachers of the North and Northeast Regions of Brazil. Author of books and legal articles. Teacher of diploma courses in Brazil.

Click here to access the detailed schedule for the seminar.