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Search is on for the 2019 Judicial Excellence Awards

The Supreme Court on Sunday announced the start of the search for the 2019 Outstanding Judges and Clerks of Court.

Also dubbed as the Judicial Excellence Awards, the search is conducted by the Society for Judicial Excellence in collaboration with the High Court.

The general public is invited to submit names of their nominees for outstanding judges and clerks of court in the following categories ─ Regional Trial Court Judges; Metropolitan Trial Court/Municipal Trial Court in Cities/Municipal Circuit Trial Court/Municipal Trial Court Judges and Shari’a Circuit Trial Court Judges; Clerks of Court (First and Second Level Courts), and Branch Clerks of Court (First and Second Level Courts).

In selecting the awardees, the Society for Judicial Excellence, through its Screening Committees and Board of Judges, will take into consideration the nominees’ integrity and moral character as public servants and private citizens, demonstrated competence, efficiency, effectiveness, independence of mind, judicial decorum, and knowledge of the law.

All nominations should be addressed to the Permanent Secretariat, Society for Judicial Excellence, 2nd Floor, Supreme Court Annex Building, Padre Faura, Manila, with tel. no. (02) 525-1301 or through e-mail at judicialexcellence.sec@gmail.com.

Deadline for submission of nominations is on May 31, 2019. All requirements/accomplished awards forms must be received by the Secretariat on or before June 29.

The awards ceremonies will be held on September 19, 2019.

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