First General Assembly and Seminar of the Association of Clerks of Court and Ex Officio Sheriffs
On July 11 to 12, 2013, the PHILJA, in partnership with the Association of Clerks of Court and Ex Officio Sheriffs (ACCES), conducted the First General Assembly and Seminar of the Association of Clerks of Court and Ex Officio Sheriffs pursuant to OCA Circular No. 60A-2013. The association’s president, Atty. Engracio M. Escasinas, Jr., gave the opening address. The Chief Justice was the guest of honor and Court Administrator Jose Midas P. Marquez was the guest speaker to 74 clerks of court and exofficio sheriffs who attended the activity.
The seminar component provided lecture sessions in response to the need of clerks of court and exofficio sheriffs to foster sound values, strengthen commitment to public service, enhance court management and human resource skills, and gain clarification on certain topics. Topics discussed were issues and concerns in extrajudicial foreclosure proceedings under Act No. 3135; and issues and concerns under Rule 141 which covered problems in the disbursement of the Sheriff Trust Fund, issues on the withdrawal/cancellation of complaints, problems regarding the new rules on pauper litigants represented by the Public Attorney’s Office, and requirements in the withdrawal of cash bonds and rental deposits.