THE Supreme Court (SC) has launched its namesake app with the aim of increasing the public’s access to data on courts and lawyers. This is part of the judiciary’s effort to keep up to date with technology.
On Friday, the High Court formally launched the Supreme Court Philippines App, designed to be used on mobile devices and tablets. This is the SC’s latest dive into technological innovation after it launched the SC E-Library last month and revamped its website.
Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin said during the app’s launch that the SC App, “will seamlessly connect the public to data on the courts and lawyers.”
The SC App will contain the following features which are meant to be useful to the public, especially to students and lawyers: a court locator, a lawyers list, Judiciary Memorabilia which contains information on the history of the High Court, and the SC Directory which contains contact information for the offices and departments it handles.
SC Public Information Chief Brian Keith F. Hosaka said that even if the app had just been released, they are already eyeing different ways to improve it. One of the features being planned is the inclusion of the SC E-Library in the app, so court decisions can be easily accessed.
“As early as now, there are updates and improvements being planned for the SC App. One of which is to improve information by showing if the lawyer is suspended from the practice law due to administrative sanctions… and one very important upgrade is the inclusion of the E-Library,” he said during the launch. — Gillian M. Cortez