The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) seeks a non-Colombian current or former judge to develop a guidebook on complex crimes as part of ABA ROLI’s program in Colombia supporting the Rodrigo Lara Bonilla Judicial Training School. ABA ROLI welcomes interest from experts serving in either paid or pro bono capacity.
Experts may contact Greg Taylor at email@example.com with a CV or professional bio to express interest in the below-listed opportunity.
The expert will be tasked with producing one guidebook or manual for judges on the adjudication of cases involving complex crimes. For purposes of this publication, complex crimes is defined as any criminal activity involving highly technical forms of evidence and investigative processes. These crimes may include financial crimes, money laundering, environmental crimes, trafficking in illicit goods, organized crime, gender-based violence, human trafficking, cybercrime, or other relatedly complex criminal activity. This publication is meant to serve as a tool that judges can reference to orient themselves in preparation for a trial or hearing. The expert will develop content for the tool in consultation with ABA ROLI staff and other experts.
ABA ROLI is open to proposals for the content of this tool, but particular areas of interest include the following: • Foundational international and comparative (including U.S.) legal authorities to reference when beginning research on issues relating to complex crimes • Common best practices and challenges for judges to consider in the management of a case involving complex crimes • The intersection of different types of complex crimes, especially financial crimes and money laundering • Typical evidentiary or procedural issues that may arise in the course of a case involving complex crimes • Considerations for the assessment and enforcement of civil remedies or criminal sanctions • Ensuring due process in cases involving complex crimes • Legal and practical challenges with respect to jurisdictional issues in cases involving complex crimes Specifications: • Length: 30-50 pages of single-spaced text • Language: Spanish preferred, English can also be translated • Tentative Deadlines: o May 22, 2020: First draft due o May 29, 2020: ABA feedback on first draft due o June 5: Second draft due o June 9: ABA feedback on second draft due o June 14: Final draft due o June 30: Final guidebook formatted and published (ABA will coordinate)
Qualifications Requirements: • 7+ years of experience as a judge in the adversarial trial system • Track record adjudicating cases involving complex crimes • Experience authoring legal publications • Experience as a judicial trainer or law professor preferred • Professional or native proficiency in written Spanish desired
How to apply
Submit your application to LAC-Recruitment@abaroli.org.