The Bacolod City Justice Zone held a detailed planning and budgeting session geared towards implementing programs for the swift and efficient administration of justice on Friday, May 27.
The meeting of the Justice Zone in Bacolod City was joined by representatives of the Supreme Court, the Department of Justice, and the Department of the Interior and Local Government and was presided by Executive Judge Raymond Joseph Javier of the Bacolod Regional Trial Court.
They discussed the holding of seminars for the police on the rules on the use of body worn cameras and on the improvement of their writing of legal forms and affidavits.
Javier said also among theirs concerns were plea bargaining on drug cases to solve clogged dockets, the monitoring of probationers, stable Internet connections in jails for online hearings, and the tapping of law students as lecturers for anti- drug abuse programs in schools, and of new law graduates as volunteers to assist the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Committee on Legal Aid.*