THE Supreme Court has appointed retired high court associate justice Arturo D. Brion as new chancellor of the Philippine Judicial Academy (PhilJA).
He will be replacing PJA Chancellor Adolfo Azcuna whose term will expire on May 31, 2021.
Brion’s appointment was contained in a notice dated May 11, 2021 and signed by en banc Clerk of Court Marife M. Lumibao Cuevas.
He will serve as PhilJA chancellor for two years, which can be extended by the SC.
PhilJA, the SC’s education arm, was created by the SC in 1996. Republic Act 8557 has institutionalized the academy as “training school for justices, judges, court personnel, lawyers, and aspirants to judicial posts.”
PhilJA has a governing board known as Board of Trustees which is composed of the Chief Justice as ex-officio chairman; senior associate justice as ex-officio vice chairman; the chancellor of the academy; the presiding justices of the Court of Appeals and the Sandiganbayan, the Court Administrator, the president of the Philippine Judges Association, and the president of the of the Philippine Association of Law Schools, as ex-officio members; and a judge of a first level court, as appointive member.