ABA ROLI Develops a Handbook for Philippine Executive Judges

 National Court Administrator Jose Perez addresses an audience of executive judges during an August 12 seminar in Angeles City.

National Court Administrator Jose Perez addresses an audience of executive judges during an August 12 seminar in Angeles City.

August 2009

 The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) recently began a program to assist the Philippine judiciary with educating its executive judges, which is the title given to the country’s presiding judges. While appointees to the position are typically promoted on the basis of their qualities as jurists, in the past they did not receive any specialized training on human resources, budgets and other important administrative functions that help the court function properly. 

ABA ROLI is helping the judiciary to address this need by producing a handbook explaining the various duties and tasks involved with effectively managing a courthouse. To facilitate the understanding of courthouse needs, ABA ROLI is also sponsoring a series of seminars for executive judges in every judicial region in the Philippines. The seminars introduce the handbook and promote dialogue between more experienced executive judges and newer appointees. 

To learn more about our programs in the Philippines, contact the ABA Rule of Law Initiative at <rol@staff.abanet.org>.

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