ICYMI: Justice Bernabe addresses new lawyers during online oath-taking

Supreme Court Associate Justice Estela M. Perlas-Bernabe, the 2019 Bar committee chairperson, poses a challenge to new lawyers during the recent online oath-taking ceremony.

According to her, the new lawyers will be known not only as the first batch of lawyers who have been sworn in online but to a greater extent, the first batch that commenced their legal practice during a debilitating global pandemic.

“I challenge you to lead the new generation of lawyers in carrying the great responsibility of utilizing the law to help society cope and move forward. Being the first lawyers ushered in the era of the new normal, you are in a unique position of innovating ways to ensure that justice becomes accessible to all and that our law remains a staunch bulwark of our people’s rights and freedoms, ” she said.

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