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Ateneo de Davao Legal Advocacy Works (ADDLAW)

Dacao City, Philippines
Joined June 2016
Presence in: Philippines
Focus: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice

The Ateneo de Davao Legal Advocacy Works is an organization of law students who are interested to take the route to alternative lawyering. The mission of the group is to expose the law students to issues relating to alternative lawyering like issues affecting marginalized groups i. e. women and children, farmers, fisherfolks, laborers, indigenous peoples. The exposure of the law students to alternative lawyering is for the main objective of giving them an option to choose from the mainstream litigation lawyering to alternative lawyering. In the process, the group has immersions and conducts trainings among the marginalized groups mentioned above.

People Associated With This Organization

Marivic Daray

Philippines  
Ateneo de Davao Legal Advocacy Works...
Joined June 2016
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Governance, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice
Judge Marivic Trabajo Daray is the acting presiding judge of the Regional Trial Court (RTC), Branch 52, Talibon, Bohol. Prior to her assignment in Bohol, she had been a judge for more than 13 years in other branches of the RTC.

Judge Daray is also a professor of law and bar reviewer at the Ateneo de Davao University teaching subjects in Civil Law, Remedial Law, Commercial Law and International Law. While such a professor, she established and serves as Executive Director of the Ateneo de Davao Legal Advocacy Work, a human rights advocacy group comprised of law students who work as paralegals and serve the marginal communities in Mindanao.

She is a professorial lecturer at the Philippine Judicial Academy of the Supreme Court handling subjects on Court Management and Computerization and Court Procedure. She is a member of the following committees of the Supreme Court: Committee on the Revision of the Benchbook for Judges; Caseflow Management Committee; and Computerization Committee. During her term in Digos City, her court was chosen as a pilot court for caseflow management and court computerization.

Prior to her appointment as the youngest regional trial court judge, Judge Daray worked for the Office of the Ombudsman in Mindanao as graft investigation officer, where she received the “most outstanding lawyer” award in 1993. During her time in that position, she investigated criminal complaints filed against public officers, served as chief of the Public Assistance Unit, and was a media spokesperson.

With respect to her educational background, Judge Daray holds a bachelor of law degree from Ateneo de Manila University, and both a BA in History and a master’s degree in Management from the University of the Philippines. Currently, she is finishing her thesis for a master of laws degree at San Beda College.
Marivic Daray is the network champion (main point of contact) for Ateneo de Davao Legal Advocacy Works (ADDLAW).

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