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IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR DISBARMENT OF TELESFORO A.

DIAO, vs. SEVERINO G. MARTINEZ, A.C. No. 244 March 29, 1963

Facts: Atty. DIAO pass the bar. However Martinez filed a petition to disbar him, for
the reason that he did not finish his highschool education. Atty. Diao admitted such
allegation.

Issue: Whether or not Atty. Diao should be disbar considering that he was not yet
graduate from highschool? And he pass the bar exam.

Held: Passing such examinations is not the only qualification to become an


attorney-at-law; taking the prescribed courses of legal study in the regular manner
is equally essential..