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Challenges for Bar Board Passers

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By: Elena Grace Flores
The bar review for soon to be lawyers do not start after graduation contrary to popular belief. One of the 2014 top board passers disclosed that the hard work should start upon entering law school. It will be too late when one is cramming to review test materials in such limited time right before the bar exam.

It takes dedication to be a lawyer in the Philippines. Controversies surround the nation and the call for good lawyers never fades. Stories of struggle from one disaster to another can be sources of inspiration. If one is determined to be a lawyer, no calamities or sad happenings can discourage him or her in pursuing this noble but highly controversial profession.

Government, private and charitable law practices are all rewarding both financially and self-fulfillment. It’s just a matter of how much. The private sector may be paid higher but so as lawyers in government offices with all the high profile public cases going on. Lawyers handling charity works to defend people who can’t afford professional fees earn the least in terms of money – but the most rewarding of them all. Now take a pick and be the lawyer that you worked hard for! Congratulations to all the Bar Board Passers!

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Small Claim Case is an Option for Many Lawsuits


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By: Elena Grace Flores

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Wikimania 2006 lawyer panel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Handling apartments fro rent is not that easy – especially when tenants fail to pay the rent for a period of time. Filing law suits is also not cheap. Aside from paying the acceptance fee of the lawyer, you are bound to pay him or her the appearance fee every time the court summons the people involved in the case or during every hearing. Good thing that I visited our Baranggay Secretary and she recommended to file a Small Claim Case instead for the court to order the sheriff to eject the delinquent tenants if settlements are not made. Good thing that my lawyer already served the Demand Letter which is also a requirement. It is beneficial to know this:

Small claim case filed with metropolitan or municipal trial courts

By: Persida Acosta

Dear PAO,
My sister, who is working in the US, lent P75,000 to a family friend when she went home to the Philippines for a vacation. The debt remained unpaid for one year after the agreed date of payment. We consulted our friends and they advised us to file a small claim case. http://manilatimes.net/small-claim-case-filed-with-metropolitan-or-municipal-trial-courts/45928/



Since there’s no shortcut for all lawsuits, the important thing is to be able to minimize expenses during the process because it can take a year to be resolved. This is better than bearing the substantial lawyer fees and for the unsettled debts that the soon to be ejected tenants will leave behind. Note that this is worth doing if collectibles will not exceed 100,000 Pesos. Filing fee at the present time is Php 2,700.

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