CJ Bersamin Underscores Importance of Legal Aid Clinics In Improving Access to Justice

October 16, 2019

Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin underscores the importance of legal aid clinics in improving access to justice as he urged all law schools nationwide to give their “fullest and most solid support” to its adoption.

Addressing the 127-strong Philippine Association of Law Schools (PALS) during its Annual Convention at the Hilton Hotel in Pasay City on October 16, 2019, Chief Justice Bersamin reiterates the need for the paradigm shift to experiential legal education to be adopted by the country’s law schools through the establishment of legal aid clinics or law clinics.

Chief Justice Bersamin says legal aid clinics will provide a two-pronged approach towards improving access to justice. He stresses: “It will not only respond to the increasing need of the underserved sectors for legal services, but it will also afford our law students the necessary training to become practice-ready lawyers.” (Caption by Annie Rose A. Laborte; Photo by Francisco S. Gutierrez)