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Question No.

1 (2012) Exemption from MCLE requirement
Atty. Galing is a Bar topnotcher. He has been teaching major subjects in a law school
for eight (8) years and has mastered the subjects he is handling. Is he exempt from
the MCLE requirement?
a. No, eight (8) years experience is not enough.
b. Yes, since he has mastered what he is handling.
c. Yes, professors of law are exempted.
d. No, since he is not yet a Bar reviewer.

Question No. 2 (2012) Exemption from MCLE requirement
Atty. Rey has been a professor in the Legal Management Department of Y University
for thirty (30) years. He teaches Constitution, Obligation and Contracts, Insurance,
Introduction to Law. Is he exempted from the MCLE requirement?
a. Yes, because his teaching experience is already more than ten (10) years.
b. No, because he is not teaching in the College of Law.
c. Yes, because of his field of knowledge and experience.
d. No, because Y University is not accredited.
Question No. 3 (2012) Initial compliance period
The term of Dean Rex of X College of Law expired in the first year of the third
compliance period. Does his exemption extend to the full extent of said compliance
a. No, he must comply with all the unit requirements.
b. Yes, to the full extent.
c. No, but comply proportionately.
d. Yes, but he must apply for exemption.
Question No. 4 (2012) Compliance period
What is the duration of MCLE Compliance Period?

Eighteen (18) months. c. Question No. 7 (2012) MCLE Purpose What is the purpose of MCLE? a. c. To keep abreast with law and jurisprudence and to maintain the ethical standards of the profession. 01 October 2009. To supplement legal knowledge due to substandard law schools. Question No. Thirty six (36) months. d. To provide a venue to improve fraternal relations among lawyers. if he will start law practice immediately. b. if more than one (1) year remains of the compliance period.a. . b. Twelve (12) months. if admitted to the Bar and there are four (4) more months remaining of the compliance period. d. 5 (2012) Compliance period When does compliance period begin? a. b. To conform with the requirements of international law. Twenty four (24) months. Yes. 6 (2012) Compliance period Does the MCLE requirement apply at once to a newly-admitted lawyer? a. Yes. c. 01 October 2006. Yes. d. b. Upon admission/readmission to the Bar. wait for the next compliance period. No. d. Bonus (A closer perusal of rule 3 of the MCLE rules would show that there is no accurate answer) Question No. c. When the lawyer actually begins law practice.

Yes. Magtanggol objected to his appearance since the policeman is not a member of the Bar. b. Eventually. May Atty. No. Magtanggol of the PAO was assigned to defend X who is accused of Slight Physical Injury before the MTC of a far-flung town. he dismissed the counsel de oficio assigned and appeared for himself. since he lost in the election. . Bong Tupak now assails the decision. c. options b. Bonus (the question is vague. 10 (2012) appointment of attorney Bong Tupak. because he was deemed resigned upon filing of his certificate of candidacy. P02 Tulco appeared in court on behalf of the complainant. because he should first seek the approval of the IBP Board of Governors before running as Brgy. Aga re-assume as Treasurer after his leave of absence? a. Question No. During the trial. at least a private prosecutor who must be a lawyer should be designated. d. Chairman. c and d are unresponsive to the question) Question No. It should be the public prosecutor who should prosecute the criminal action. In the courts of a municipality. The objection is valid. d. b. and took a leave of absence for two (2) weeks to campaign. c. Having knowledge of criminal law and procedure. Decide. No. was charged in the RTC for Forcible Abduction with Rape. the RTC found him guilty of Consented Abduction and imposed the penalty. 8 (2012) IBP. If a public prosecutor is not available. Atty. Moreover. 9 (2012) Who may prosecute – Crim Pro Atty. Atty. He asserted that there was lack of force. because his position as Treasurer is coterminous with the President of the I BP.Question No. Magtanggol is just afraid that his client may be convicted through the efforts of a non-lawyer. A year thereafter. saying that there was a violation of due process because he was allowed to appear by himself and he did not know that Consented Abduction is a crime. Aga was appointed as Treasurer by the IBP President with the approval of the Board of Governors for a term coterminous with that of the President. Atty. a. a party may conduct his litigation in person or with the aid of an agent or friend. Aga ran as Barangay Chairman of their place. Yes.Non-Political Bar Atty. a second year law student.

X also uses disrespectful and obscene language in his pleadings . b. 12 (2012) Law student practice rule Debbie. An accused before the RTC may opt to defend himself in person and he cannot fault others for his decision. She was assigned to handle a domestic violence and support case filed by their client against her husband. Judge Bell directed the client to summon Atty. A 2nd year law student has sufficient knowledge of criminal law and procedure. 11 (2012) canon 11. he is competent to defend himself. Bonus ( options A – not part of the penalties. X did not appear for his client although he was just outside the door of the court room. c. Atty. and d are unresponsive to the question) Question No. RTC Judge Bell can suspend Atty. .02 RTC Judge Bell was so infuriated by the conduct of Atty. The RTC should have appointed a counsel de oficio to assist the accused even if not sought or requested by the accused. There is disparity between the expertise of a public prosecutor and the inexperience of a 2nd year law student. X from the practice of law before his sala. d. Decide. the clinic's supervising attorney introduced Debbie to the Branch Clerk of Court and then left to oversee another intern. but the latter refused. Decide. The hearing of the case should be rescheduled in the interest of justice. when his case was called for hearing. During the hearing. Atty. The court can admonish the client for the unprofessional conduct of his lawyer and ask him to change his lawyer. The case of Atty. Question No. c. topnotcher of their class. At one point. In the midst of the proceedings. X. a. hence. opposing counsel objected to the appearance of Debbie because she is not yet a lawyer. d. c. X can be dismissed due to non-appearance of counsel even though the party was present.a. X who conveniently absents himself when his clients do not pay his appearance fee in advance. X to explain why no disciplinary action shall be imposed on him for this misconduct but he refused the directive. Judge Bell then issued an Order directing Atty. options b. . b. There was violation of due process. is now on her 4th year law studies and has enrolled in the legal aid clinic of the law school.

about a potential criminal act1on against him because he cannot pay investors due to temporary liquidity problems. Joseph was surprised to receive a demand letter from Atty. Joseph. b. Yes. the latter became a client of Atty. hired Atty. c. for the pay back of their investments. Miro. including the replevin case against Adam. c. After a while. d. b. otherwise he will lose his retainer Question No. Quiso's disqualification considering that the ejectment case is still pending. Question No. with desistance from filing criminal action against him. Miro later told Mr. 14 (2012) conflict of Interest Mr. Mr. Later. Joseph that he sent the demand letter so he can claim attorney's fee. Miro asked Mr. as counsel for all the claimants . consulted a friend . Atty. the cases are totally unrelated and there is no occasion to unduly use confidential information acquired from one case in the other. d. Is there conflict of interest? a. Miro. Debbie cannot proceed without the presence of their clinic's supervising counsel for the security agency . Quiso when he was sued in an ejectment case. Quiso is duty bound to handle a !I cases of his client. Joseph to transfer to him all assets of the firm and he will take charge of settling the claims and getting quitclaims. Joseph. Debbie can proceed because the law student practice rule allows a student who has finished 3rd year of the regular course to appear without compensation before a trial court. No. Joseph received releases and quitclaims from the investors. No. there was no formal engagement of Atty. Atty. Atty. Quiso must withdraw as counsel for Adam. Adam was fired from the agency.a. Adam. No. Atty. Quiso was the retained counsel for Alfa Security Agency and handled all the cases involving the company. b.filed a replevin suit Adam moved for Atty. owner of an investment house. Miro . Yes. Debbie has proven her capability to handle the case and opposing counsel is objecting only now because he might lose to a law student. Was there a conflict of interest? a. Quiso . Yes. . Debbie can proceed since she is appearing only during the trial and did not sign the pleadings. by giving legal advice to Mr. the Assistant Manager of the agency. Atty. Adam did not return a vehicle and so. Joseph. proscription is against representation of opposing parties who are present clients or in an unrelated action. 13 (2012) Conflict of Interest Atty. A month later. Miro as counsel for Mr. Mr. Atty.

d. Atty. Attorney's fees is always subject to court supervision and may be reduced by the court based on quantum meruit Question No. Joey deserves Php 20 per sqm. The government is offering only Php 15 per sqm while Mr. Is the IBP correct? a. Atty. Miro was representing Mr. 15 (2012) Membership in IBP Atty. Joseph when he disposed the assets to pay off the claims. Gelly cannot be compelled to pay the IBP dues because he was not engaged in the practice of law from 1975-2005. Joey in the expropriation case on contingent basis in that his attorney's fees shall be the excess of Php 20 per sqm. Gelly is exempt from 1975-2005 because he was out of the country. 16 (2012) quantum meruit Mr. In 2005. hence. because Atty. d. he did not enlist in any IBP chapter because he went to the USA to pursue a Master's Degree. Eventually. he passed the state bar and specialized in lmmigration law. Gelly passed the Bar 1n 1975. AI. Joey complained to the court that the attorney's fee being charged is excessive as it amounts to about 63°/o of the award. the expropriation court awarded Mr. Atty. c. Joseph and Atty.c. a. A retainer's agreement. Yes. Question No. It was the excellent handling of the case that resulted in a bigger award. So. AI agreed to represent Mr. he returned to the Philippines and was but the IBP is charging him from 1975 up to the present and threatening him with expulsion if he does not comply. Mr. Joey owns a 5-hectare parcel of land which is being expropriated as market site. it is fair that Atty. there is no attorney-client relationship between Mr. After taking his oath. has the force of law between the parties and must be complied with in good faith. Atty. Due to expert handling. AI should be rewarded with the excess. No. Mr. he must honor his contract with Atty. Gelly should not pay because the rule on bar integration is unconstitutional for compelling a lawyer to join an association. Decide. as a contract.· Miro as no attorney's fee was charged nor paid to the latter. Joey got the desired valuation for his land. Atty. b. Question No. 17 (2012) Change of attorney . d. b. c. Joey the fair market value of Php 35 per sqm. Gelly should pay the dues from 1975 to the present since membership in the IBP is compulsary.

d. Atras is still considered the counsel of record until his withdrawal of appearance has been actually filed and granted. He also' failed to file his withdrawal. Question No. Yes. b.00 secured by a post dated check. and no appearance was made by the new counsel. Abante got the files and informed Atty. d. Atty. Atty. . Sheriff Onoy berated and threatened Mr. Service should be done on the new counsel as soon as he enters his appearance. Atras that he was hiring another lawyer. Atras but he did not do anything anymore. a copy of the decision was received by Atty. No. Question No. Mr. rule 1. Service should be done on Mr. Gonzalo which resulted in an award of Php 500. b. Cruz and Cruz Law Office personally handled a damage case of Mr. The writ of execution was served by Sheriff Onoy. Should the disbarment complaint be dismissed? a.000. Service upon Atty. Yes. the Sheriff was charged with Grave Threat. Y filed a BP 22 case in court. Atras is not effective because his services have already been terminated by the client. When informed. because lawyers may be disciplined for all acts. c. Yes.000. but resulted in recovery of only Php 70. When Mr. and for this. Juan Cruz of the 1. Pedro Cruz of the same Cruz. Abante found out about the adverse decision. Abante. Atras.00. Abante because he had already severed lawyer-client relationship with Atty. Atty. a lawyer and that it is premature because the case is pending and he is entitled to presumption of innocence. Soon after the case was submitted for decision. there is no conviction yet. BP 22 does not involve moral turpitude. Utang moved for dismissal as the act has nothing to do with his being. Atras effective? a. In the latter case. unless he pays the amount of the check to the satisfaction of Y.Atty. Atras was the counsel for Mr. 18 (2012) CPR. whether professional or private. No. On that same day. Gonzalo seeks his disqualification. Ci·uz and Cruz Law Office appeared as defense counsel pro bono. the check was dishonored. the period to appeal had lapsed.00. Utang borrowed from Y Php 300. Mr. Was service to Atty. 19 (2012) conflict of interest Atty. and a disbarment complaint with the IBP.03: lawyer may be disciplined in his professional and private capacity Atty.000. When presented. c. Decide. Mr. Gonzalo. Gonzalo was unsatisfied and filed an administrative complaint.

clients have freedom in the selection of their counsel. . 21 (2012) Solicitation Atty. The Grave Threat case arose out of a different factual scenario. Lorna. being in the government. No lawyer-client relationship privilege because the information was given as a friend. Personal secrets revealed to Atty. or death. 20 (2012) attorney-client privilege Atty. use of a professional card is a lawful way of announcing his services as a professional. Lorna for the purpose of seeking legal. Later. There is no attorney-client relationship because no attorney's fee was paid to Atty. Lorna about a legal matter. Decide. Pedro Cruz belong to one law office. We also offer FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. Juan Cruz and Atty. At one time. The law office did not participate in any way. were best friends. Chona consulted Atty. c. illness. No conflict of interest since the court case was wholly handled by Atty. Lorna and Chona soured. b. b. Question No. There is conflict of interest because both Atty. No conflict of interest. When Chona applied for promotion. No. No likelihood that information in the civil case can be used in the criminal case. d. He gave out calling cards with his name. Lorna filed immorality charges against Chona utilizing solely the disclosure by the latter of her private life. Lorna. Atty. Chona objected and invoked confidentiality of information from attorney-client relationship. and the following words at the back: "We provide legal assistance to overseas seamen who are repatriated due to accident. c. There is no attorney-client relationship because." Does this constitute ethical misconduct? a. address and telephone number in front.a. b. a legal officer of a government agency. and not as a lawyer. a. injury. Atty. revealing that she is living with a married man and that she has a child out of wedlock fathered by another man. and Chona. No conflict of interest. the relation between Atty. Juan Cruz. No. d. Nelson recently passed the Bar and wanted to specialize in marine labor law. advice is covered by attorney-client privilege. a nurse in the medical department. Lorna is disallowed from practicing her profession. Question No.

d.through another lawyer . Yes. it was Atty. b. b. Malpractice or other gross misconduct in office. Question No. d. Yes. Unfortunately. Belligerent disobedience to a lawful order of a trial court. No. b. d. because the death of the handling lawyer terminates the attorney-client relationship. 24 (2012) Grounds for disbarment Which of these is not a ground for disbarment? a.should continue to appear for the client. it will be unjust for the client to pay another lawyer. No. c. 22 (2012) Competent evidence of identity –RNP Which of these does not constitute competent evidence of identity? a. c. Question No. Grossly immoral conduct. Jose Dedo who appeared. Atty. Is this proper? a. Dedo already died and requesting the court to directly send the matters to the client. through Atty. . Yes. Senior Citizen Card. Notices and orders sent to the Dedo and Dedo Law Firm were returned to the court with the manifestation that Atty. Conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude. because the offer of assistance is stated at the back. Passport. Yes. the law firm. c. Jose Dedo as counsel. 23 (2012) Death of lawyer doesn’t extinguish client-lawyer relationship A recovery of ownership complaint was filed by the Dedo and Dedo Law Firm.c. During all the phases of trial. Jose Dedo died before completion of trial. because the offer of financial assistance is an undignified way of luring clients. Question No. Community Tax Certificate. because attorney's fees was not paid to the law firm. d. SSS card.

b. Admonition Question No. 27 (2012) Non-Political Bar During the IBP Chapter elections. Suspension for three (3) years d. EJ. Decide. and so. d. c. Indefinite suspension c. Ombudsman c. 28 (2012) Voluntary Termination of membership . What is the appropriate penalty? a. All the candidates who are government officials are deemed resigned upon their acceptance of nomination. Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeals d. Fiscal RJ of the DOJ and Atty. and new elections should be held. a crime involving moral turpitude. The election is a failure. Clerk of Court of the Supreme Court b. Question No. a. Sec. The election for presidency is invalid. Fiscal RJ is winner. Fiscal RJ garnered the highest number of votes. 26 (2012) Grounds for Disbarment Atty. followed by Arbiter EJ and by Atty. Fiscal RJ and Arbiter EJ are disqualified. Disbarment · b. 3 – whom complaint investigated Administrative complaints against judges and Justices below the supreme court are handled by: a. Aimee was convicted by final judgment of Estafa Thru Falsification of a Commercial Document.Question No. After canvass. Gani. the candidates for President were Atty. 25 (2012) Rule 140. Office of the Court Administrator Question No. Atty. Gani of the PAO. a labor arbiter of the NLRC. and the elected Vice-President shall assume the Presidency by succession. The winning Vice-President moved for the annulment of the election for President because all the candidates for President are government officials and are disqualified. Gani should be declared winner.

Yes. The outgoing IBP officers. Question No. Yes. . Question No. b. that is only a ploy to evade payment of IBP dues. 30 (2012) Officers Who elects the President and Vice-President of the IBP? a. No. c. 29 (2012) Board of Governors Who elects the members of the Board of Governors of the IBP? a. Edad filed with the IBP Secretary a sworn letter notifying that he is voluntarily terminating his membership with the IBP. d. an erstwhile IBP member may terminate his membership for good reasons. Edad is an 85 year old lawyer. No. up to the 5th degree.Atty. Piqued by this. d. c. up to the 6th degree. 31 (2012) Disqualification of a judge A judge or judicial officer is disqualified to hear a case before him wherein a party is related to him by consanguinity or affinity a. The members at large of the IBP. He does not practice law anymore. However. c. Atty. The President of all IBP Chapters. his IBP Chapter continues to send him notices to pay his IBP dues of more than ten (1 0) years with warning that failure to comply will result in the removal of his name. The Past Presidents of all IBP chapters. The Board of Governors. The IBP members voting at large. The House of Delegates. it will violate his right not to join an association. Question No. because membership in IBP is compulsory for all lawyers. The Presidents of all IBP Chapters. d. b. b. Should he be allowed? a. b.

Recently. Victor's relationship with Amor is still considered illicit. Belen for fifteen (15) years. Later.c. No. c. Question No. Yes. 32 (2012) Disqualification of a judge A judge or judicial . up to the 4th degree. up to the 5th degree. Yes. He has found true love and happiness with Amor and they lived together as husband and wife. Victor passed the 2011 Bar Examinations. legal separation does not allow the spouses to remarry. his relationship with Amor is imbued with genuine love and cannot be considered immoral and indecent. 33 (2012) Good moral character Victor has been legally separated from his wife. d. he is not acquainted nor related with any of the parties or lawyer. the Reckless Imprudence case was raffled to his sala. up to the 6th degree. . Is there a valid ground for his inhibition? a. up to the 3rd degree. it is totally unfair for Belen to complain since they have lived separate lives. Question No. d. No. up to the 4th degree. Amor convinced Victor to study law and gave him financial support. Upon knowing this. b. up to the 3rd degree. c. b. Question No. Yes. because legal separation does not dissolve the marriage and. d.officer should inhibit himself from hearing a case before him where the counsel for either party is a relative by consanguinity or affinity a. Should Victor be allowed to take oath as an attorney? a. Belen filed a complaint against Victor for immorality. 34 (2012) Disqualification of judges Judge Nacy personally witnessed a vehicular accident near his house. therefore.

since the loan is not connected with his judicial function. 35 (2012) Impropriety and appearance of impropriety in all activities Judge Ramon obtained a two (2) year car loan from a financing company. Question No. Was there impropriety? a. No. Later. because a judge should decide a case on the basis of the evidence presented before him and not on extraneous matters. 14 . b. since Judge Rey was not a fair and impartial judge. c. 22. d. Is the judge administratively liable? a. No. those matters were not known to the accused Question No. because the administrative charge is only meant to force the judge to pay.b. No. VI. Yes. He never paid a single amortization. is a fourth year law student. c. son of Judge Rey. After drafting. the BP 22 case was raffled to Judge Rey who tried and convicted the accused. No. 37 (2012) Art. Question No. He helped his friend prepare an affidavit-complaint for Violation of Batas Pambansa Big. because a judge should avoid impropriety or the appearance of impropriety even in his private dealings. After the lapse of two (2) years. Sec. they showed it to Judge Rey who made some corrections. his personal knowledge of what actually happened will even ensure that he will decide the case justly on the basis of the true facts. d. d. c. b. the financing company should have availed of the remedy of foreclosure. because any other judge would also have convicted the accused. the financing company filed an administrative complaint against the judge for willful failure to pay a just debt. No. 36 (2012) Disqualification of a judge Bong. No. No. Yes. Yes. No. because there is no ground for disqualification and no motion for inhibition. the evidence for the prosecution was strong and sufficient to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt.

one of his friends who is employed as Cashier in the Register of Deeds. d. faced an election protest before the HRET. Yes. No. his client's needs were handled by the other partners. because his election is only as Vice-Governor. No.Atty. d. b. and sought the help of Congressman Fred who immediately directed his law firm to appear for A. Later. can Atty. Congressman Fred's law firm is disqualified because Congressman Fred may exercise undue influence on his peers who are members of HRET. sought his assistance because he was charged with Malversation in court. c. and not to his partners. No. Question No. c. sought the disqualification of Congressman Fred's law firm from appearing before the HRET because Congressman Fred is prohibited from practicing his profession. and his delegation as Governor is only temporary. especially the indigents. members of the Sanggunian are allowed to practice their profession. Noe was elected Vice-Governor and continued with his law practice. Yes. a newly proclaimed congressman-friend . since the position of Ed does not pertain to the local government. 38 (2012) Restriction on sanggunian members Vice-Mayor Ron is a well-loved law practitioner because he assists his constituents. Question No. the prohibition is on Congressman Fred from personally appearing. When Atty. but only for the hearings that have already been set. Ed. Later. A. Yes. Since hearings have already been set. because Ed is charged with an offense in relation to his office. Yes. Fred is a law practitioner and headed a law firm bearing his name and those of his partners. the governor went on sick leave for one (1) year and Atty. 8. a. Yes. . Decide. 39 (2012) RA 7160 Atty. Yes. and not Congressman Fred who is appearing. Fred was elected as Congressman. Noe was designated as Acting Governor. the law firm is not disqualified because it is another partner. Noe continue appearing as counsel in the cases handled by him? a. Can Vice-Mayor Ron appear as counsel of Ed? a. the spirit of the prohibition is clearly to avoid influence and cannot be indirectly circumvented. because all criminal cases are against the government. No. the protestant. b. b.

Ask the party to hold the pen with his teeth and affix a + mark to be followed by the signature of one friend. Question No. all governors. He is.c. Dude does not accept money. When election period is over. Dude accepts gifts. No. b. but he receives gifts which are offered. d. Neither can he affix his thumbmark because both hands were amputated. How will that person execute the contract? a. d. because Atty. He does not charge a fee in money. Notarial Register. Many people go to him for counseling. Notarial Loose Leafs Sheets Question No. Ask the party to affix a mark using the toe of his foot in the presence of the notary public and two (2) disinterested and unaffected witnesses to the instrument.even under acting capacity. it is only giving of advices. Dude is the COMELEC Officer in a very distant municipality. he has much spare time. even if free. 40 (2012) Government lawyers Atty. . d.are prohibited from exercising their profession. constitutes private practice of law. preparation of documents of Sale. b. and not court appearance. Noe seeks the permission of DILG. Question No. which is prohibited of government employees. since Atty. Yes. legal advice. Notarial Book. b. No. No. Yes. provided Atty. Is there impropriety? a. 41 (2012) Notarial register A notary public is required to record chronologically the notarial acts that he performs in the: a. Mortgage and the like. 42 (2012) Power of Notary Public A party to a contract does not know how to write. Roll of Documents Notarized. c. Yes. the only lawyer in that area. giving legal advice and preparing legal documents. c.

c. 44 (2012) qualification of notary public Atty. However. Question No. Tony is a 25 year old Filipino lawyer. Unenforceable. Invalid Notarization. b. because he has a previous criminal record. Valid. Court Administrator. He has been a resident in Paranaque City for about ten (1 0) years and holds office in his residence. b. d. The party may ask the notary public to sign in his behalf. c. he was convicted by a Laguna Court for Reckless Imprudence Resulting in Damage to Property. Notarial Archives. the offended party therein strongly objected on that ground. Tony is applying. During the summary hearing of his petition. Question No. 43 (2012) entries in notarial registrar The reports of a Notary Public are submitted to the: a. b. . Yes. He filed a petition for appointment as Notary Public in Paranaque and has clearance from the I BP and the Bar Confidant. because of the opposition. c. Question No. No. 745 (2012) Effect of absence of competent evidence What is the effect when the parties to a document acknowledged before a notary public did not present competent evidence of identity? a. d. c. Clerk of Court. Tony be appointed? a. None of the above. since the Reckless Imprudence case did not happen in the jurisdiction where Atty. d. No. it appears that while still a college student. Voidable. Executive Judge. Can Atty. d. the offense of Reckless Imprudence does not involve moral turpitude. Yes.

46 (2012) commissioning of notary public The petition for appointment as a notary public should be filed with: a. as he continues to be a lawyer and a member of the IBP. Later. The MeTC Executive Judge. Pay only after the lifting of the suspension. d. he was apprehended and charged with Rebellion in court. The prerogative of a client's retainer to recover out-of-pocket expenses. A disbarment case was also filed against him. The right of the lawyer to be retained as counsel for a party until the entire case is finished. The lawyer who handled the case during the trial stage should continue to be retained up to the appeal. if it comes. d. While the case was pending. because indefinite suspension is practically disbarment. c. No need to pay IBP dues because he cannot practice anyway. Question No. Guerra joined a rebel group. d. 49 (2012) Effect of amnesty Because of his political beliefs. No. The Clerk of Court. a lawyer was suspended from the practice of law indefinitely. b. Question No. the government approved a general . The Office of the Court Administrator. The right of a lawyer who is discharged or withdrawn to keep the records and property of the client in his possession until his lawful services have been paid. c. Question No. Yes. Atty. Is he still obliged to pay his IBP dues during his suspension? a.Question No. The RTC Executive Judge. 48 (2012) IBP Dues For grave misconduct. b. c. b. 47 (2012) attorneys liens What is a retaining lien? a.

Guerra applied for and was granted amnesty. Decide. 50 (2012) Ground for disbarment Soon after Atty. No. The factual basis for the New York disbarment which is deceit also constitutes a ground for disbarment in the Philippines. Yes. disciplinary action on lawyers are sui generis and general penal principles do not strictly apply. who knew about his New York disbarment. . c. Cesar passed the Philippine Bar in 1975.amnesty program and Atty. if the Secretary of Justice approves the dismissal. a. X. d. filed a disbarment complaint with the IBP. No. He practiced law for 25 years in the USA. The acts complained of happened in a foreign country and cannot be penalized here. because amnesty obliterates the criminal act. but he was disbarred therein for insurance fraud. Question No. Norms of ethical behavior of lawyers are the same worldwide. a lawyer has the duty to maintain allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines and to support the Constitution and obey the laws of the Philippines. b. he also took the New York State Bar and passed the same. c. d. b. Should the disbarment case be also dismissed automatically? a. He returned to the Philippines and started to practice law. A lawyer's fitness to become a lawyer must be maintained wherever he may be. Yes.