GERMANY – DVS

Name of organisation Bundesverband ehrenamtlicher Richterinnen und Richter Deutsche Vereinigung der Schöffinnen und Schöffen e.V
Founding year 1989
Legal status Registered association
Organistional Structure Umbrella organisation of the 7 state associations, 3-person honorary federal executive board, the association has a federal structure and
a members’ meeting every two years: this elects the federal executive board, which draws up the basic resolutions on association policy and finances. The finances are collected through the membership contributions of the state associations. The federal association publishes a magazine, which is sent to all members and to subscribers.
Number of members The federal association has seven members (state associations), which in turn organise approx. 1,200 persons.
Number of board members 3
What kind of Judges do you represent? Lay judges / honorary judges
In which fields of law are your members involved in jurisdiction? Civil law (agricultural judges – commercial judges have their own),
criminal law (jury), administration law, labour law, social law, financial
law, constitutional law.
URL http://www.schoeffen.de/