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Strategy and Reform Directorate

Head of Directorate: Audrey Leonard

This Directorate has responsibility for the following offices;

Reform and Development Office:

Address:

The Courts Service, Green Street Courthouse, Halston Street, Dublin 7.

Phone:

+353 1 888 6763

 

This office has responsibility for the following;

  • legislative affairs.
  • preparation of proposals for modernising legislation on court administration
  • preparation of proposals on modernisation and simplification of court rules and terminology
  • Rules Committee Support Unit: Provide secretarial, clerical and administrative support to the Superior Court Rules Committee, Circuit Court Rules Committee and District Court Rules Committee in accordance with the provisions of section 6(2) of the Courts Service Act, 1998 as amended by section 18 of the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008. Provides representation of C.E.O. on those committees pursuant to section 30(2) of the Courts Service Act, 1998.
  • identifying of opportunities for improvement of procedures and practice of court office
  • assessment of implications of information technology and egovernment
  • initiatives for court rules and practices
  • examination, in consultation with other directors of the Courts Service, of proposals for new legislation affecting courts administration

 

The office also provided administrative support to the Working Group on the Jurisdiction of the Courts.

Change Programme Office:

Address:

The Courts Service, 15/24 Phoenix Street North, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Phone:

+353 1 888 6019


This office's area of responsibility is to provide cross organisational support for the delivery of all significant change projects and initiatives and play a central role in shaping and leading change and reform across the organisation by working in collaboration with senior members of the Judiciary, external stakeholders, business units and other internal support functions in leading an ambitious reform programme and promoting a culture of innovation throughout the Courts Service.

 

Learning and Development Unit :

Address:

The Courts Service, 15/24 Phoenix Street North, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Phone:

+353 1 888 6142

 

This office's area of responsibility is to create and support a culture of learning in the Courts Service and develop the capability and capacity of staff to deliver our services and meet the strategic objectives of the Courts Service.

 

Information Office :

Address:

The Courts Service, 15/24 Phoenix Street North, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Phone:

+353 1 888 6459

 

This office:

Provides information on the court system to the public pursuant to section 5(c) of the Courts Service Act, 1998
Maintains and develops the Courts Service website
Co-ordinates, prepares and publishes material in relation to the work of the courts
Develops programmes to enable schools and other community groups obtain easily assimilated information about the court system
Addresses interest groups on matters relating to the work of the courts
Collates statistics on the work of the courts
Provides a report in writing to the Minister for Justice and Equality on the activities of the Courts Service pursuant to section 8 of the Courts Service Act, 1998.

 

Related links:
Report of the Working Group on Jurisdiction of the Courts

 






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