The Judicial System
courts are also organised to form two main divisions civil and criminal.
They and are also generally divided into three stages of litigation
namely: courts of first instance, appeal and cassation. Personal
Status Courts dealing with personal status matters form the third
division and are organised in two stages, first instance and appeal.
Additionally there are specialised courts which deal with specific
matters such as labour and customs courts. State security matters
are also referred to special courts.
are usually appointed by the Ministry of Justice from amongst graduates
of recognised law colleges who begin their careers by serving as
clerks and officer of the courts. Judges are assigned to serve in
courts, transferred and promoted by the Ministry of Justice.
The Legal Profession in Jordan
lawyers have to be members of the Jordanian Lawyers Association.
Lawyers have to undergo a period of training before being allowed
to plead cases in the different divisions of the courts.