2014 (Legal Ethics) Bar Exam Questions: Question 28

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Atty. Forma is a member of the Philippine Bar. He went to New York City, took the New York State Bar, and passed the same. He then practiced in New York City. One of his American clients filed a case for disbarment against him for pocketing the money which was entrusted to him as payment for the filing fee and other incidental expenses of his damage suit. Atty. Forma was later disbarred for dishonesty.

Disheartened, Atty. Forma came back to the Philippines and practiced as a lawyer. Will his disbarment in New York be used against him for purposes of disbarment proceedings here in the Philippines? (4%)

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