2014 (Legal Ethics) Bar Exam Questions: Question 10

[Answer / discuss the question below. Or see 2014 bar exam Legal Ethics Instructions; 2014 Legal Ethics essay and multiple choice Questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30; See also 2014 Bar Exam: Information, Discussions, Tips, Questions and Results]

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Atty. M is a partner in the law firm OMP & Associates. C, a former classmate of Atty. M engaged the legal services of Atty. M to handle his appeal to the Court of Appeals (CA) from an adverse decision of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in his annulment case. After the notice to file brief was issued by the CA, Atty. M met an accident which incapacitated him from further engaging in law practice. May Atty. P, his partner in the law firm, file the required appeal brief for C? Explain your answer. (5%)

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