The conference "Transformation of civil justice in Croatia and region: In memoriam Srećko Zuglia (1888 - 1969)" was organized as one of project activities in Gračišće from 28 to 30 April 2016.
Prof. dr. sc. Srećko Zuglia was one of the founders of modern legal science in the field of civil justice in the Faculty of Law, Zagreb. He was born in Istra, in village Čulja, municipality Gračišće. He completed his education in Pazin, Vienna and Zagreb and started his career as a trainee and judge in Pula, Rovinj, Trst, Tuzla, Sarajevo and Zrenjanin. He was one of the rare scholars in the field of civil procedure that published a monograph dealing with organization of civil justice system, along with general commentaries and textbooks.
The conference dealt with three sets of topics:
1. Organization of judiciary, with special emphasis on criteria for nomination of judicial officials
2. Role of Supreme Court, with special emphasis on changes since Zuglia's days
3, Efficency of civil justice, with special emphasis on alternative dispute resolution methods and free legal aid.
Along with all of the project members and distinguished guests (Supreme Court judges, members of the State Judiciary Council), the conference was attended by local judges and professionals.