Santiago August 7 2019.


The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) with the support of Global Affairs Canada (GAC) organized the international seminar “Case Management as a Mechanism of Flexibility and Efficiency in the Judicial Process.” The goal of the event was to allow participants to share international experiences related to this issue and discuss how case management can be implemented in Chile and the rest of Latin America.


The opening remarks were offered by JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano, JSCA Director of Research and Projects Marco Fandiño, and Meridith Henley, the Political Advisor of the Canadian Embassy in Chile.


The presentations with an international focus included the analyses of the European and Brazilian experiences offered by Alan Uzelac (Croatia), Gisele Góes (Brazil) and John Sorabji (England) along with Chilean expert Ramón García Odgers (Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción).

The seminar also included presentations by Claudio Fuentes Maureira (Universidad Diego Portales), Santiago Family Court Judge Gloria Negroni, Sophia Romero (Universidad Adolfo Ibañez), Rodrigo Silva (Supreme Court Research Directorate), Enrique Letelier (Universidad de Valparaíso), Macarena Vargas (Universidad Diego Portales) and Iván Hunter Ampuero (Universidad Austral de Chile). 

Case management is the judicial management and oversight of litigation, in this case the civil process, in an effort to achieve the goals of the justice systems in our region. JSCA works to strengthen and clearly define the concept of active direction of the judicial function, identifying successful comparative experiences.