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The Lawyer’s Oath

During the second day of my Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) online seminar, our speaker who was a former colleague in the Philippine Judicial Academy – Supreme Court, Former Judge Marjorie T. Uyengco-Nolasco, led the Lawyer’s Oath Renewal of all 300+ lawyer-attendees of the MCLE. Prior to that, all of us were asked to close our eyes and imagine that special moment when we actually had our Oath Taking. For me, that was more than ten years ago but I can still vividly remember the rollercoaster of emotions that I felt and experienced during that time. It was unforgettable for me.

I truly appreciated the activity since it gave me an opportunity to once again be reminded of my primary duties and responsibilities as a Philippine lawyer.

Being a member of the Philippine bar is not a right but merely a privilege burdened with a lot of conditions. I will forever be thankful to God for granting me this privilege. I will always remind myself of the lawyer’s oath I took whenever I am faced with difficulties, challenges and pressures of being a lawyer.

Below is the Lawyer’s Oath:

I, do solemnly swear that I will maintain allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines, I will support the Constitution and obey the laws as well as the legal orders of the duly constituted authorities therein; I will do no falsehood, nor consent to the doing of any in court; I will not wittingly or willingly promote or sue any groundless, false or unlawful suit, or give aid nor consent to the same; I will delay no man for money or malice, and will conduct myself as a lawyer according to the best of my knowledge and discretion, with all good fidelity as well to the courts as to my clients; and I impose upon myself these voluntary obligations without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. So help me God.

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Hello! I am Camille, a.k.a Attorney Mommy. I am a happy wife, a proud mom, and a full time attorney. I feel blessed that I am able to take care of my family while I practice my profession. I see to it that I enjoy and have fun in whatever I do. This blog keeps me sane, alive and excited for greater things ahead. Thank you for taking the time to read my posts!

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