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2019 Bar Chairman Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe says this year's bar syllabus is 'markedly different' from the past
Bar passers and their families share heartfelt moments after the results of the 2018 Bar Examinations are announced
The number of Bar candidates who registered for 2018 is the highest in recent years
'Law students and legal professionals alike look forward to how the courts will resolve threshold issues such as the purported retroactive application of the Cybercrime Prevention Act,' says the Philippine Bar Association
The judge from Makati rose to prominence for his firm orders that directly contradicted and rejected the request of the country’s most powerful man – President Rodrigo Duterte
Special marshals are 'an elite force of armed professional state security operatives intended to provide protection to judges,' says Jose Agcaoili of the Philippine Bar Association
The organization calls the killings a 'vicious and mortal assault on the very institution, the system that promises justice for all'
Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks with Philippine Bar Association president Jose Agcaoili to discuss the killings of members of the legal profession in recent years
Warning participants against 'undermin[ing] the safe and orderly conduct' of the oath-taking ceremonies for new lawyers intentionally or unintentionally limit public criticism of the court
The warning is interpreted as a cautious move against any possible show of opposition towards the Sereno ouster
We asked the new lawyers what they think is the biggest threat to the legal profession. They all seem to agree the threat is coming from within their ranks.
To you who haven’t made it yet, don’t give up. Seek and welcome help. There is no harm in acknowledging that you don’t know everything about the law, about life.
Neneth Aporo, daughter of a retired policeman from Tondo, makes it as a lawyer in the Big Apple. She dreams of being a public attorney in the Philippines.
What made former USLS College of Law dean Ralph Sarmiento believe Mark John Simondo would someday top the Bar? The student's brilliant answer to a 'very complicated problem about the relationship of the bill of rights and the powers of the state'
Mark John Simondo of the University of St La Salle says a lawyer does not have to join government to be able to serve the public
Parents wait under the heat at the Supreme Court to deliver the good news to their children
It is bittersweet redemption for a law school rocked by a high-profile hazing scandal
This was the 4th time both Leslie Llagas and Katherine Macaroy took the Bar. Despite failing several times, their dream to be a licensed lawyer has never faded.
Before becoming the 2017 Bar exams topnotcher, Mark John Simondo of the University of St La Salle in Bacolod was also the law school's valedictorian and, before that, a magna cum laude graduate of nursing
(UPDATED) The 2017 Bar Exam topnotcher is Mark Simondo of the University of St La Salle Bacolod with a grade of 91.05%
(3rd UPDATE) The passing grade this year is 75% for the total 6,748 law graduates who took the Bar in November 2017. Less than 2,000 make it.
A total of 7,227 law graduates took the Bar Examinations in November 2017
Legal Education Board (LEB) Chairman Emerson Aquende, however, says 'there is nothing wrong with repeating test questions'
There are offers from law firms in Manila but I haven t considered them yet I really love Dipolog City life here is simple no traffic problems Liong says
I look forward to the day that the fitness of the law graduate will be determined by more intelligent devices than a test that strikes anywhere
Athena Plaza who graduated from the University of San Carlos USC in Cebu places second in the 2015 Bar examinations with a grade of 87 25
Passers welcome the official announcement with squeals of joy Those who don t make the cut leave the scene quietly some of them in tears
The Philippine Bar Association brings Christmas cheer to children living in a Gk community
(UPDATED) The highest percentage of exam passers was in 1954 with 75.17 percent, while the lowest was in 1999 with 16.59%
God took my leg not my dream says 2014 Bar exams passer Joanna Katrina Ledda who lost her left leg in the blast that marred the 2010 Bar exams
The incident ‘made her even stronger [to] resolve that despite this setback she would help herself ’ Irene Mae Alcobilla’s professor at the West Visayas State University says
Scenes of quiet anticipation and excitement mark the release of the 2014 Bar exam results outside the Supreme Court
Christian Drilon valedictorian of Ateneo Law School Class 2014 wants to teach law
San Beda law graduate Irene Mae Alcobilla says she got the good news via messaging app Viber but thought it was a joke at first
Here is the full list of the 1 126 successful examinees in the 2014 Bar examinations
UPDATED 1 126 out of 5 984 examinees pass one of the hardest licensure exams in the Philippines listed here in full
President Benigno Aquino III cites the case of dismissed chief justice Renato Corona as one of the reasons why lawyers must take extra care in following the law
A total of 1 174 aspiring lawyers pass the exams They comprise 22 18 of examinees
For lawyers exposing corruption in the highest court – names and all – is suicidal
This is the 11th petition to be filed against the law which took effect on October 3