The Supreme Court, in an order dated Sept. 24 and signed by court administrator Jose Midas Marquez, has allowed all first and second-level courts to conduct videoconferencing hearings for both criminal and civil cases.
During the online oath-taking of new lawyers – a historic first for the legal profession – SC justice Marvic Leonen highlighted the solemn duty that lawyers must perform in society and the role of technology in fulfilling that responsibility in these troubled times.
The IBP has requested the Supreme Court to allow the “remote signing” of the Roll of Attorneys for new lawyers with travel restrictions to Manila.
The Supreme Court approved on Tuesday, June 9, a resolution allowing the conduct of the oath-taking ceremony of the 2019 Bar examination passers on June 25 via online video conference and linked to a government television network for broadcast.
The Supreme Court (SC) issued on Monday, May 18, a circular authorizing more courts across the country to conduct hearings through videoconferencing to address pending cases which have accumulated due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
Saying that courts nationwide have been provided with the tech platform “Philippine Judiciary 365” which includes the Microsoft Teams application, the Supreme Court announced on Friday, May 8, the resumption of the raffle of newly filed cases through videoconferencing.
The SC’s new website now includes a court locator directory for lower courts, an e-library of decisions and resolutions, and list of lawyers.