2016 (Legal Ethics) Bar Exam Questions: Question 13

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

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Atty. Dennis is the head ofthe Provincial DILG Office in Sultan Kudarat. In view of the lack of lawyers and notaries public in the province and because of numerous requests that the DILG provide a notary public, Atty. Dennis was constrained to apply for a commission from the RTC, which was granted. He was able to notarize thousands ofdocuments and affidavits until Atty. Antonio, the only notary public in the province, charged Atty. Dennis with misconduct and violation ofthe CPR. Is the charge correct? Explain. (5%)

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