High hopes for Davao's Bar examinees

Subscribe Now November 06, 2011 at 12:30am

THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Davao chapter is confident that all Davao candidates will pass Sunday's (November 6) Bar examinations. "I expect everyone to pass because they have studied very well," said lawyer Jonathan Jocom, IBP Davao president.

Based on the website of the Supreme Court (SC) of the Philippines Office of the Bar Confidant, the total number of candidates admitted to take the 2011 Bar examinations reached 6,200.

Every year, thousands of law graduates take the Bar examination, which is perceived to be among the most difficult licensure exams in the country.

Jocom said Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) College of Law has 54 Bar examinees this year.

Associate Justice Roberto Abad chairs this year's Committee on Bar Examinations that will be held at the University of Sto. Tomas in Manila for all four Sundays of November starting November 6.

Justice Roberto A. Abad, chairperson of the 2011 Committee on Bar Examinations, in the SC website said year’s Bar examinations at the UST will be conducted as follows: First day (November 6): Political and International Law, and Labor and Social Legislation (morning) and Taxation (afternoon); Second day (November 13): Civil Law (morning) and Mercantile Law (afternoon); Third day (November 13): Remedial Law, and Legal Ethics and Forms (morning) and Criminal Law (afternoon); Fourth day (November 27): Trial Memorandum (morning) and Legal Opinion (afternoon).

"One essay examination will require the candidate to prepare a trial memorandum or a decision based on a documented legal dispute. This essay will account for 60 percent of the exam's essay portion," the SC advisory said.

The remaining 40 percent will be covered by an essay which will require the Bar candidate to prepare a written opinion sought by a client concerning the potential legal dispute facing him or her," the advisory added.

"Hintayin namin kung sino makapasa sa Bar then we induct them to IBP Davao City chapter," Jocom said.

Source: sunstar.com.ph

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