The National School for the Judiciary (ENM) is the only establishment in France which trains future judges and prosecutors, practicing judges and foreign judges. The ENM also provides training for people who do not belong to the judiciary and who are called upon either to exercise judicial functions in the judiciary or to contribute closely to judicial activity.
The National School for the Judiciary (ENM) is the only institution in France that trains future and serving French judges and prosecutors, as well as foreign judges and prosecutors. The ENM also trains commercial court judges, non-career judges, employment tribunal judges, conciliators and prosecutor's delegates.
The School's primary mission is the recruitment and training of the representatives of France's judicial authorities, namely its judges and prosecutors. The ENM therefore recruits some 500 trainee judges/prosecutors a year, around half of whom are professionals who are changing career (lawyers, legal officers, civil service managers, etc.). On completion of their initial training, they become judges in the district courts, juvenile judges, investigating judges, sentence enforcement judges or deputy public prosecutors.
The ENM also organises the mandatory in-service training of the approximately 8,000 serving French judges and prosecutors. Almost 500 sessions are organised each year, and they regularly offer places for other professionals in the legal and judicial sectors.
Auditors of justice since its creation
French magistrates in office benefit from continuous training every year