SC launches app to better serve the public; one feature helps identify bogus lawyers

Published July 20, 2019, 3:51 PM

by CJ Juntereal

By Jeffrey Damicog

The Supreme Court (SC) has created its own free app software which it hopes to be able to better serve the public including in finding out who are legitimate or bogus lawyers.

Mobile app of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (Screencap from Google Play / MANILA BULLETIN)
Mobile app of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (Screencap from Google Play / MANILA BULLETIN)

SC Spokesman Brian Hosaka stressed the importance of this feature to prevent people getting victimized by bogus lawyers.

“There are some who are saying they are [lawyers] when in fact they are not members of the bar,” SC Spokesman Brian Hosaka cited.

The high tribunal officially launched on Friday its SC App, which can be downloaded for free on mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

The SC App so far contains four features including the judiciary memorabilia hall, the court locator, the SC directory, and the lawyer’s list.

Hosaka explained the feature in the SC App is “just to make sure to inform the people and the public that they are in fact members of the law.”

The spokesman also revealed that the SC is also considering including in the SC App the status of the lawyers such as who are suspended or have been disbarred.

“That is one of the things we want to improve in the SC App. If a lawyer is indeed suspended,” he said.

 
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