Continuing Legal Education Program for Court Attorneys
In November 2012, the Philippine Judicial Academy conducted a series of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Programs for Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Attorneys. The program was designed to update court attorneys on developments in various important legal subjects, and to enable those who have served the court for at least two years to qualify for exemption from the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) compliance requirements under Bar Matter No. 850.
The CLE Programs for SC Attorneys were held in three batches – on November 5-6 (86 participants); November 8-9 (129 participants); and November 15-16 (112 participants). The CLE Program for CA Attorneys was conducted on November 19-20 attended by 100 participants. These were held at the PHILJA Training Center, Tagaytay City.
Among the topics discussed during the sessions were International Human Rights Laws; Marital Property Relations and Succession; Updates in Criminal and Civil Procedure; Recent Cases on Evidence; Writ of Kalikasan and Continuing Mandamus; Current Problems in Legal Ethics and the Code of Conduct for Court Personnel; and Writing for the Court: Techniques, Issues and Concerns. All four programs were rated 100% for profitability.
Twenty-three CLE programs for lawyers have already been conducted since 1999.