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You had just taken your oath as a new lawyer. The secretary of a big university offered to get you as the university’s notary public. She explained that the faculty and students would be sent to you to have their documentations and affidavits notarized; and that the arrangement would be very lucrative for you. However, the secretary wants you to share with her half of your earnings throughout the year.
Will you agree to the arrangement proposed by the secretary of the university? Explain your answer. (4%)
The plaintiff died during the pendency of the case in the RTC. If you were the counsel of the plaintiff, what is the last duty you need to discharge in behalf of the late client before your professional engagement for the case may be deemed terminated? Explain briefly your answer. (4%)