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!
In the passing of this great lawyer, Atty. Serafin Cuevas, I want to voice out my appreciation to this wonderful person who defended ex-Chief Justice Corona from start to finish of the case. Although Corona did not win his struggle, you can really see in the hearings that Atty. Cuevas was very brilliant in what he do. It’s not the judgment that matters here. It’s the real personalities of the people involved that came to light during the proceedings. In the case of Atty. Serafin Cuevas, it is obvious that the man does not only have brilliance, but also the heart of a good defender. For sure, the result will be different if he was the judge for the case. Let’s celebrate his life:
By: Louis Bacani
The former SC justice was also one of the lawyers of former Pres. Joseph Estrada during his impeachment trial in 2001. http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2014/02/10/1288742/ex-sc-justice-corona-lawyer-serafin-cuevas-passes-away
Condolence to the loved ones of Atty. Serafin Cuevas… The Filipino public might have difference of opinions on what he believed in – but that’s life. He must be a role model for lawyers practicing their profession at the present time. He was blessed with good long years and served the public using his profession until his body can’t bear it anymore. May he have a wonderful holiday in his journey towards eternity!
Many people hate lawyers because they can turn the bad guy into good in the court room. They are compared to reptiles which the later are much better because they did not choose to be one. To be a lawyer, you must have the heart to pursue things even if they are contrary to popular belief – but of course, you become one based on your aspirations in life. This humorous script was written not to degrade lawyers but for humor’s sake only!:
By: Jim PackAlicia Florrick needs to gain the trust of a man who hates all lawyers. Synopsis for CBS’s “The Good Wife”.
By: Elena Grace Flores
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:
By: Persida Acosta
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.