Philippines Judicial Academy, (PHILJA)

The Philippines Judicial Academy, (PHILJA) is a separate but component unit of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, created through Administrative Order No. 35-96 and later institutionalized by Republic Act No. 8557, establishing the Academy as the judicial education arm of the Supreme Court.  

PHILJA’s mandate, pursuant to the State policy to ensure the existence of an efficient and credible Judiciary, is to serve as a training school for justices, judges, court personnel, lawyers and aspirants to judicial posts.  Apart from the role as a training school, PHILJA likewise carries out researches, produces judicial and legal publications, and establishes relationships and collaborative mechanisms with local and foreign governments as well as non-government educational and training institutions in the development and implementation of programs.  As of 2018, PHILJA has conducted more than 2,500 training programs and activities  for 114 justices, 2,528 judges and 21,908 court personnel.  Presently, PHILJA’s organization is composed of 9 offices with 155 personnel at the Manila office and 47 personnel at the PHILJA Training Center in Tagaytay City.