The grants will be worth 6,611 euros and may be renewed up to three other times.
The Minister of Justice, Pilar Llop, has defended this Monday that the program of 245 scholarships with a total budget of 1.6 million euros offered by the Ministry guarantees equal opportunities among aspiring judges, prosecutors, lawyers of the Administration of Justice and state attorneys, because they are direct aid for opponents with fewer resources.
With these scholarships, each endowed with 6,611 euros, the Ministry maintains that access to these legal professions is facilitated for those who "have the necessary capacity to access" and "regardless of their economic situation", assured the person in charge of Justice this tomorrow at the opening of the presentation day of the program, held at the Center for Legal Studies (CEJ), as reported by Justice in a press release.
The person in charge of Justice mentioned in the act the "high cost" that it supposes for the applicants and their families to remove the opposition, as reflected in the surveys carried out by the CEJ, for which it has been set as the main criterion for granting a Scholarship for the one with the least family income. "To democratize access to these bodies is to provide a higher quality to our system", she has said.
Of the 245 scholarships, 173 will go to judicial and prosecutorial careers, 60 for lawyers from the Administration of Justice and 12 for opponents who want to enter the State Bar. They will be convened every year and may be renewed up to three times.
Llop explained that the scholarship holders will have to study in a specialized center or instructed by private trainers as long as they are not relatives of the applicant, but they must be members of these careers or jurists with a recognized track record.