2016 (Legal Ethics) Bar Exam Questions: Question 10

[Answer/discuss the question below, or see 2016 bar exam Legal Ethics Instructions; 2016 Legal and Judicial Ethics questions: 12345678910111213141516171819 and 20; See also 2016 Bar Exam: Information, Discussions, Tips, Questions and Results]


Atty. Harold wrote in the Philippine Star his view that the decision of the Supreme Court in a big land case is incorrect and should be re-examined. The decision is not yet final. Atty. Alfonso, the counsel for the winning party in that case, filed a complaint for disbarment against Atty. Harold for violation of the sub judice rule and Canon 11 of the CPR that a lawyer shall observe and maintain the respect due to the courts. Explain the sub judice rule and rule on the disbarment case. (5%)

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