The Institute on Matrimonial Tribunal Practice
Since 1967, the School of Canon Law at the Catholic University of America has hosted an annual institute on tribunal practice in matrimonial cases. The program held on the University campus, is designed for clergy, religious, and laypersons who have not had any formal training practices and procedures.
Past participants include those involved in parish ministry and tribunal work, as well as others interested in the subject matter.
The Institute provides an introduction to the terms and concepts of diocesan tribunal practice and an overview of the procedures and jurisprudence which apply to marriage cases processed in Church courts today. In addition, case study sessions are used to add a practical dimension to the program.