Flavia Podesta

 

South / Latin America Board

 

Flavia Podestá serves as Undersecretary of the Supreme Court of the Province of Buenos Aires, at the Management Control Department since its creation in 2004. She is in charge of the Programming and Analysis Unit, and coordinates the Best Court Management Practices Bank for the province of Buenos Aires, the largest of Argentina.

Flavia is actively involved in comparative research, design, planning and development of tools for the modernization of the judiciary in a wide variety of aspects, standards, management audits, organizational analysis, etc. She integrates and coordinates interdisciplinary teams.

Ms. Podestá advises on measures to assess and strengthen the quality of the administration of justice; measures for the implementation of the management system; inter-institutional coordination; information and communication technology (ICT); transparency of justice information and protection of personal data; case management; access to Justice for people in vulnerable situations, due to age, gender, imprisonment, etc.

She has served as leader appraiser in the First Edition of the National Quality Award for the Judiciary, created by the Ministry of Justice of Argentina and previously, in the National Quality Award in the Public Sector, created by federal law N°24,127.

Flavia is a member of the Board of the Latin American Network of Judges (REDLAJ) since its foundation. She also serves as member of the Advisory and Supervisory Council. Also, she has served as Vice President for Justice and Technology, Vice President for Judicial Modernization and Management and, prior to that, as General Secretary of the e-Justice Task Force.

Ms. Podestá is an Honorary Member of E-Justicia Latin America and Member of the Advisory Board of the International Institute for Justice Excellence (IIJE).

She has taken part as an Observer in Plenary Assemblies of the Ibero-American Judicial Summit.

Flavia has participated as speaker, rapporteur and moderator in academic panels at national and international conferences and has organized institutional visits. She contributed to the organization of the Regional Conference IACA in Buenos Aires in 2013.

Ms. Podestá has contributed to publications on judicial modernization and to institutional opinions in international cases on judicial independence.

She is a former fellow of the Higher Judicial Training Ibero-american Program of the General Council of the Judiciary of Spain and of the Intercampus Program, at the University of Valladolid.

Prior to joining the Supreme Court, Flavia worked as Senior Counsel with the Beccar Varela law firm’s Administrative Law and Regulations practice department, in Buenos Aires.

Ms. Flavia Podestá has a postgraduate degree in Economic Administrative Law from the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina “Santa Maria de los Buenos Aires“ and a law degree from the Law School of the National University of Rosario, Argentina (1996).