Our Firm’s John Paul M. Gaba, Partner of the Intellectual Property Department, recently delivered lectures during the 49th Pre-Judicature Program of the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) last 31 May 2019 held in Cebu City.

 Mr. Gaba spoke on two topics during the last day of the two-week long PHILJA program, which is a pre-requisite for aspirants for a judicial post.  These topics are “Advanced Legal Research with Computer-Aided Research” and “Technology & the Courts, The Rules on Electronic Evidence, Cybercrime Law, and the Data Privacy Act”.  Around forty lawyers from all over the country participated in the program.  PHILJA is a component unit of the Supreme Court that serves as a training school for justices, judges, court personnel, lawyers and aspirants to judicial posts.

 This is the 8th time Mr. Gaba delivered a lecture for PHILJA’s Pre-Judicature Program (the first being in 2016).  He is a Member of the PHILJA’s Corps of Professors and a Regular Member of PHILJA’s Department of Court Technology.  Apart from intellectual property, Mr. Gaba specializes in information technology and cyberspace/Internet law, and data privacy/data protection law.