The CJEI is incorporated as a charity under the laws of Nova Scotia, Canada. It was established to provide support for the creation and strengthening of national judicial education bodies; to encourage regional and pan-Commonwealth networking and exchange of human and material resources; to train core judicial education faculty; to develop programme modules for the use of all Commonwealth countries; and to design judicial education programmes to support judicial reform.
There are three levels of oversight:
• the Patrons – a panel made up of Commonwealth chief justices and other distinguished jurists
• an Advisory Board made up of executive heads of judicial education bodies in Commonwealth countries
• a corporate Board of Directors drawn from all regions of the Commonwealth and representative of different levels of court and court administration.