Convergence for Speedy Justice from Three Angles: Prosecution, Defense, and the Bench – ACCESS MCLE


Convergence for Speedy Justice from Three Angles: Prosecution, Defense, and the Bench


Trial and Pre-Trial Skills

2 Credit Units


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Convergence for Speedy Justice from Three Angles: Prosecution, Defense, and the Bench

Litigating before an automated court. Serving speedy justice through timely orders and decisions bearing truth and rule of law.

Trial and Pre-Trial Skills






April 2021


The rules of court, laws, and jurisprudence allow and lay out many stages of a case such as the filing of a criminal complaint, preliminary investigation, information, arrest, bail, arraignment, presentation of evidence, all the way to promulgation of judgment.

In between stages are fine processes and proceedings limited only by the creativity of counsels where legal skills or circus can be played out while the end of justice may be overlooked.

On the other hand, signposts to the destination are readily visible to one who intends to arrive, but not to those who desire to go on an expedition.

This course shows those signposts, landmarks, or milestones which must be availed of by the prosecution, defense, or both – failing which, they go through a full-blown trial where the court has its own arsenal of automated templates to terminate the case quickly, nevertheless.

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Automate a template like a motion for plea bargaining, demurrer to evidence, motion for provisional dismissal, etc.
  • Standardize and speed up law office work
  • Unmask and simplify a tricky case
  • Obtain justice for clients without a protracted litigation
  • Strategize to possibly win a case at the earliest stage
  • Strategize to possibly get acquittal or lesser penalty
  • Cooperate as officers of the court
  • Explain the judiciary’s efforts to hasten proceedings
  • Tell the disposal rates of the courts
  • Discuss some basic problems in court
  • Use technology in judicial processes, including e-court, e-subpoena, automated hearings, videoconference hearings, oral formal offer of exhibits, etc.

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Module 1: Commencement in the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission

Module 2: Next Step after Commencement of Arbitration

Module 3: Next Step after the Appointment of Arbitrators

Module 4: Next Step after the Terms of Reference

Module 5: Timetable for the Rendition of the Arbitral Award

Module 6: Incidents after the Rendition of Arbitral Award


Judge Ferdinand T. Rafanan

RTC Presiding Judge

A native of Tamorong, Sta. Catalina, Ilocos Sur, Judge Ferdinand T. Rafanan graduated as Class Valedictorian from Ilocos Sur National High School in 1975. He finished Political Science in 1979 as a National State Scholar, and Law in 1983 as a White-Doyle scholar in UP Diliman, with UPCAT rating of 96.44 and UP Law Aptitude Exam rating of 98.08. He took the bar exam in 1983 with a rating of 86.05. He began teaching law in 1986 in various colleges and law schools as a part-time instructor for many years.