Pinoy Lawyers: Mandatory Continuing legal Education

Some 120 Boholano lawyers and few others from nearby provinces are expected to attend the 36-unit Mandatory Continuing legal Education (MCLE) seminar at the Bohol Tropics Resort Hotel, this city starting tomorrow.

 The seminar, which will culminate on Thursday, is sponsored by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), Bohol chapter with the University of the Philippines, Institute on Judicial Administration (UP-IJA) as service provider.

According to lawyer Isabelo Sales Jr., IBP president, the 4-days seminar would enable participants to complete the mandatory requirement for the compliance period 2007 to 2009 as directed by the Supreme Court.

Sales said that the high court has recently ruled that lawyers who are unable to comply with the MCLE requirement would be prohibited from the practice of law even if they are lawyers.

Among the subject courses in the seminar are substantive and procedural law, the writ of Amparo and Habeas Data, Environmental laws, properly registration law and international law, among others.

Sales urged all Boholano lawyers to attend the seminar not only because of the minimal cost, but the fact it is held here and that it is also a complete 36-units MCLE course. (amsmie@yahoo.com