- Participation of Judges in the JDR Inventory and Internship Period
- Supreme Court Administrative Circular No. 73-12
August 13, 2012
SUPREME COURT ADMINISTRATIVE CIRCULAR NO. 73-12
DIRECTING THE PARTICIPATION OF ALL JUDGES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURTS AND FIRST LEVEL COURTS IN THE CITIES OF PASAY, CALOOCAN, PASIG, SAN JUAN, TAGUIG, MALABON, MARIKINA, MANDALUYONG, PARA AQUE, LAS PI AS, MUNTINLUPA, VALENZUELA, AND NAVOTAS, AND IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF PATEROS IN THE JUDICIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION (JDR) INVENTORY AND INTERNSHIP PERIOD FROM AUGUST 13-24, 2012 AND FROM SEPTEMBER 17-21, 2012, RESPECTIVELY
WHEREAS, the Supreme Court, in a Resolution, dated October 16, 2001, designated the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) as its component unit for court-annexed mediation and established the Philippine Mediation Center (PMC) under the direction and management of PHILJA; IEHSDA
WHEREAS, the Court, in
WHEREAS, the Court, in
WHEREAS, pursuant to the said issuances, PHILJA, under the JURIS Project, pilot-tested Judicial Dispute Resolution (JDR) from 2004 to 2007 and set-up model court sites for CAM and JDR Units in Pampanga, Negros Occidental, Benguet, Misamis Oriental, La Union, and Makati City;
WHEREAS, taking cognizance of the success of the JURIS Project in introducing JDR to complement and strengthen CAM, and in order to further encourage and explore all possibilities of amicable settlement of disputes during the pre-trial stage, through mediation, conciliation, and early neutral evaluation by judges, as a means to expedite the resolution of cases, help decongest court dockets, and broaden access to justice, it is deemed necessary to continue the implementation of JDR in other courts of the country;
WHEREAS, PHILJA, through the PMCO, trained the Judges in the Cities of Pasay, Caloocan, Pasig, San Juan, Taguig, Malabon, Marikina, Mandaluyong, Para aque, Las Pi as, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, and Navotas, and in the Municipality of Pateros on JDR resulting in the acquisition of new skills in connection with their roles as mediators, conciliators, and early neutral evaluators under the
WHEREAS, in order to put into practice the skills acquired by the Judges during the training and commence the roll-out of JDR in the Cities of Pasay, Caloocan, Pasig, San Juan, Taguig, Malabon, Marikina, Mandaluyong, Para aque, Las Pi as, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, and Navotas, and in the Municipality of Pateros, it is necessary that a designated period be allotted for them to go through a court-supervised internship program. CTSHDI
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to Resolution, dated November 13, 2007, in
In connection with the Internship Period only, the Judges in the above-mentioned Cities and Municipality shall undertake the following:
1. Conduct an inventory of cases in their respective dockets and select at least twenty (20) mediatable cases which have undergone CAM but were not settled and are still in the pre-trial stage;
The possibility of settlement should be present considering, among other factors, the age of the case, relationship of the parties, and other similar circumstances;
2. Conduct JDR on the selected cases that were unsuccessfully mediated. If efforts to settle any of the said cases through JDR fail, the unsettled case(s) shall be forwarded to the Office of the Clerk of Court for re-raffle;
3. Allow peer-to-peer advise-assistance from JDR practitioners at the option of the JDR judge concerned;
4. Enjoin their Branch Clerks of Court to see to it that orders and notices are promptly issued and served to the parties for them to appear on the dates their cases are scheduled for JDR;
5. Allow the JDR Staff of the PMC Unit to periodically coordinate with their Branch Clerks of Court with respect to the cases referred to JDR for the purpose of submitting a JDR Report to the PMCO; and, aEHTSc
6. All judges who have undergone orientation in JDR procedures and completed their training in mediation, conciliation and neutral evaluation, are authorized to conduct JDR proceedings for the settlement of disputes pending in their courts, after the parties failed to settle their disputes during Court Annexed Mediation at the Philippine Mediation Center Units (PMCU), as mandated in the
The JDR proceedings are strictly confidential. No report shall be prepared regarding the proceedings unless settlement is reached, in which case, a compromise agreement shall be executed by the parties for approval and rendition of judgment conformably therewith.
The designated PMC Unit/JDR Staff shall report to the PMCO the list of cases that were (a) settled and (b) unsuccessfully settled through JDR proceedings, within forty-five (45) days from the last day of the JDR Internship Period.
Questions concerning this Administrative Order and the activities pertaining to the JDR Internship Period may be directed to Hon. Adolfo S. Azcuna, Chancellor, PHILJA at telephone number (02) 552-95-14, who is hereby authorized to propose such changes in this Administrative Order as may be called for by the query.
Strict compliance with this Administrative Order is hereby enjoined.
Issued this 13th day of August 2012.
(SGD.) ANTONIO T. CARPIO
Senior Associate Justice
(Per Section 12,
1. Under the , the following are mediatable cases:
1. All civil cases and the civil liability of criminal cases covered by the Rule on Summary Procedure, including the civil liability for violation of
2. Special proceedings for the settlement of estates;
3. All civil and criminal cases filed with a certificate to file action issued by the Punong Barangay or the Pangkat ng Tagapagkasundo under the Revised Katarungang Pambarangay Law;
4. The civil aspect of Quasi-Offenses under Title 14 of the
5. The civil aspect of less grave felonies punishable by correctional penalties not exceeding 6 years imprisonment, where the offended party is a private person;
6. The civil aspect of estafa, theft and libel;
7. All civil cases and probate proceedings, testate and intestate, brought on appeal from the exclusive and original jurisdiction granted to the first level courts under Section 33, par. (1) of
8. All cases of forcible entry and unlawful detainer brought on appeal from the exclusive and original jurisdiction granted to the first level courts under Section 33, par. (2) of
9. All civil cases involving title to or possession of real property or an interest therein brought on appeal from the exclusive and original jurisdiction granted to the first level courts under Section 33, par. (3) of
10. All habeas corpus cases decided by the first level courts in the absence of the Regional Trial Court judge, that are brought up on appeal from the special jurisdiction granted to the first level courts under Section 35 of