Oath-Taking Ceremony for the Successful 2019 Bar Candidates

June 25, 2020

Senior Associate Justice Estela M. Perlas-Bernabe, #Bar2019 Committee Chairperson, poses a challenge to the new lawyers who 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. She says: “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.”

(Courtesy of the SC Public Information Office)