2016 (Legal Ethics) Bar Exam Questions: Question 1

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State the duties of a lawyer imposed by the Lawyer’s Oath. (5%)




    State the duties of a lawyer imposed by the Lawyer’s Oath. (5%)

    (a) To maintain allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines and to support the Constitution and obey the laws of the Philippines;

    (b) To observe and maintain the respect due to the courts of justice and judicial officers;

    (c) To counsel or maintain such actions or proceedings only as appearing to him to be just, and such defenses only as he believes to be honestly debatable under the law;

    (d) To employ, for the purpose of maintaining the causes confided to him, such means only as are consistent with truth and honor, and never seek to mislead the judge or any judicial officer by an artifice or false statement of fact or law;

    (e) To maintain inviolate the confidence, and at every peril to himself, to preserve the secrets of his client, and to accept no compensation in connection with his clients’ business except from him or with his knowledge and approval;

    (f) To abstain from all offensive personality and to advance no fact prejudicial to the honor or reputation of a party or witness, unless required by the justice of the cause with which he is charged;

    (g) Not to encourage either the commencement or the continuance of an action or proceeding, or delay any man’s cause, from any corrupt motive or interest;

    (h) Never to reject, for any consideration personal to himself, the cause of the defenseless or oppressed;

    (i) In the defense of a person accused of crime, by all fair and honorable means, regardless of his personal opinion as to the guilt of the accused, to present every defense that the law permits, to the end that no person may be deprived of life or liberty, but by due process of law.

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