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LEGAL ETHICS

Refer to the cases below and to the textbook of Agpalo on legal ethics for our meeting this Thursday. Prepare for
recit on both the textbook and cases.

I. Concept of Legal Ethics

- Legal Ethics, Definition

- What is the practice of law?

- Cayetano v. Monsod, GR 100113, September 3, 1991

- Ulep v. The Legal Clinic, Inc., BM 553, June 17, 1993

- Philippine Lawyer’s Association v. Agrava, GR L-12426, February 16, 1959

- Cruz v. Cabrera, AC 5737, October 25, 2004

- Santiago v. Sagucio, AC 6705, March 31, 2006

- People v . Villanueva, 14 SCRA 109 (1965)

- Practice of law is a privilege

- In re Argosino, 270 SCRA 26, July 13, 1995

- In re Argosino, BM 712, March 19, 1997

- Alawi v. Alauya, AM SDC-97-2-P, February 24, 1997

- Tan v. Sabandal, BM 44, February 24, 1992

- In re Almacen, 31 SCRA 562 (1970)

- Practice of law is a profession, not a business

- Primary characteristics which distinguish the legal profession from business

- In re Sycip, 92 SCRA 1 (1979)

- Burbe v. Atty. Magulta, AC No. 99-634, June 10, 2002

- Linsangan v. Atty. Tolentino, AC No. 6672, September 4, 2009

- Canlas v. Court of Appeals, GR L-77691, August 8, 1988