Jose Midas P. Marquez
Jose Midas P. Marquez is the 14th Court Administrator of the Supreme Court for the lower courts since the creation of the Office of the Court Administrator in 1975. As Court Administrator he has supervision over some 2,600 judges and 25,000 court personnel across the country. His responsibilities include administrative interventions in case management of lower courts; overseeing of halls of justice and court houses, issuing court circulars and memoranda, and providing public assistance and information.
A certified court insider, he started his career in the Supreme Court in 1991 as a summer apprentice doing legal research in the office of an assoiciate justice while still in law school. He then became a regular law clerk of several justices of the Supreme Court until he reached his present position. He was once concurrently the Court Administrator, Spokesperson of the Supreme Court, and Chief of its Public Information Office, and Chief of Staff of the Office of the Chief Justice.
He presently heads various committees and projects in the Supreme Court, is a law professor, Chairperson of the Philippine Judicial Academy Department of Court Administration, and an author and editor of a number of law books. Admitted as a member of the Philippine Bar in March 1994, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1987 and Juris Doctor degree in 1993, both from the Ateneo de Manila University.