2014 (Legal Ethics) Bar Exam Questions: Question 6

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Atty. D was required by Judge H of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Manila to show cause why he should not be punished for contempt of court for shouting invectives at the opposing counsel and harassing his witness. Assuming that there was sufficient cause or ground, may Judge H suspend Atty. D from the practice of law? If Judge H finds that the actuations of Atty. D are grossly unethical and unbecoming of a member of the bar, may Judge H disbar Atty. D instead? Explain your answer. (5%)

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