(Question I, Legal and Judicial Ethics, 2018 Bar Exam)
The Lawyer’s Oath is a source of any lawyer’s obligations and its violation is a ground for the lawyer’s suspension, disbarment, or other disciplinary action.
Without stating your name and other circumstances that will identify you, substantially write down the Lawyer’s Oath that a person who has passed the bar examinations is required to take and subscribe to before the Supreme Court. (5%)
“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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