The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed for lack of merit the petition for certiorari of former Optical Media Board (OMB) chair Ronald “Ronnie” Ricketts seeking the dismissal of graft charges against him in connection with his alleged failure to institute charges against those arrested for possession of pirated digital video discs (DVDs) and video compact discs (VCDs) during a raid in 2010.
SC chief justice Alexander G. Gesmundo said the court is aiming to capitalize artificial intelligence (AI) to improve court operations, such as the use of technology in preparing transcripts of stenographic notes and in digitalizing judgments rendered.
The SC also approved the new procedural rules for first-level courts that allows notices to be served through mobile phone calls, SMS, or instant messaging software applications. Aside from Microsoft Teams, the rules also now allow the use of alternative platforms or instant messaging applications with video call features, under certain conditions.
Supreme Court (SC) chief justice Alexander G. Gesmundo on Thursday, Feb. 25, bared the court’s plan of continuing the digitalized format in future Bar examinations as he urged the academe to take full advantage and adapt to technological advancements.
Supreme Court (SC) chief justice Alexander G. Gesmundo said that “technology will play a very significant role in the administration of justice” during the Virtual Convention of the Philippine Trial Judges League Inc. (PTJLI) on Friday, Dec. 17.
Supreme Court (SC) chief justice Alexander G. Gesmundo has criticized the excessive emphasis of law schools and the public in general on the Bar examinations, which he said is taking the focus away from competent legal practice.
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.