SC Justice to New Lawyers: Don’t Fail the Filipinos, Country

June 13, 2019

SC Justice to New Lawyers: Don’t Fail the Filipinos, Country. “You have the means to use with what you are blessed with to contribute to the welfare of society. Bar passers, don’t fail your country. Don’t fail your Filipino people,” 2018 Bar Examinations Chairperson Associate Justice Mariano C. del Castillo exhorts the new lawyers in his message during their oathtaking at the Plenary Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on June 13, 2019. Justice del Castillo that all new lawyers are on equal footing and have every opportunity to be successful in their own endeavor. He says: “Without diminishing the laudable performance of our Bar topnotchers who deserve the accolades, may I remind our new attorneys that the Bar exams would not measure your success as a lawyer nor would they measure your worth as a person. It no longer matters from what law school you graduated or what your Bar grade is….You are all attorneys, all counselors at law and so would be treated on equal footing.” (Caption by Jay B. Rempillo, Photo by Francisco S. Gutierrez)