Fourth Quarter 2010
As the year 2010 closes, PHILJA has had a flurry of activities, as reflected in this issue
To a Seminar-Workshop for newly Appointed Clerks of Court and the latest Pre-Judicature Program, PHILJA added Special Focus Programs ranging from Seminar-Workshops on CEDAW and Gender Sensitivity to Courtroom and Personal Security Training for Judges, to the Rule of Procedure for Small Claims Cases, as well as Deposit, Insurance, Banking and one on Court Leadership.
Among the very timely topics addressed were Anti-Human Trafficking, Sextortion and the New Rules on the Protection of the Environment.
Also covered were International Labor Standards in the Judiciary and Shari’a vis-à-vis The Family Code.
The Metrobank Foundation Professorial Chair Lecture Series went on and we had the Seventh this year.
A number of Convention-Seminars were participated in by us during this time, from that of the Philippines Judges Association to that of the First Level Clerks of Court, those of the Philippine Trial Judges League, the Philippine Association of Court Interpreters, and the Court Legal Researchers Association of the Philippines.
Mediation, too, was in the forefront of our attention and refresher courses were given in different parts of the country as well as a series of Judicial Dispute Resolution Workshops for selected Judges.
For the first time the Academy held a Seminar-Workshop on the Special Rules of Court on Alternative Dispute Resolution, with very encouraging results.
The year-end also witnessed the refurbishment of our Manila offices and the completion of our new buildings and facilities in Tagaytay.
All these augur well for a more vigorous and proactive coming year for one and all.
We thank all who made these projects and activities possible and successful. We thank specially our Board of Trustees, headed by the Honorable Chief Justice Renato C. Corona, and the Supreme Court itself which has consistently supported all our endeavors.
All the best for the holidays and the New Year.
ADOLFO S. AZCUNA