MCLE Compliance in Entry of Appearance and Pleadings (Bar Matter No. 850)

[The Supreme Court issued a Resolution dated 17 February 2015 (full text below), which is effective 1 March 2015, requiring all counsels, including partners of law firms whose names appear in the said pleadings, to indicate their MCLE exemption or compliance number. Does this mean that if one signatory is non-compliant, even if the other co-signatories are MCLE compliant, the court can disregard/dismiss the pleading/motion?] Continue reading

2015 Bar Exam: Information, Discussions, Tips, Questions and Results

The result of the 2014 bar exam was released on 26 March 2015 and, as per our tradition, it’s time to have this separate post to track and centralize discussions on the preparations, schedule and related information for the 2015 bar examination (those who wish to continue discussing the 2014 bar exam, go here). The bar results will also be posted here. This post will be updated from time to time. Feel free to drop by and share your updates through the comment section below. As always, good luck and God bless, ladies and gents. Continue reading

On Ballet, Life and 8 Counts (Commencement Speech of Lisa Macuja Elizalde)

[Graduation season brings a fresh wave of splendid speeches. On 28 March 2015, Lisa Macuja Elizalde gave a commencement speech at the graduation of the School of Humanities and the John Gokongwei School of Management, Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Schools. This fine speech deserves to be read by everyone, especially the young ones. Here’s the full text of the speech.] Continue reading

Political and International Law: Syllabus/Coverage for the 2015 Bar Examinations

[See Syllabus/Coverage for Labor Law; Civil Law; Taxation; Mercantile Law; Criminal Law; Remedial Law; Legal and Judicial Ethics; See also 2015 Bar Exam: Information, Discussions, Tips, Questions and Results]




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