Question A.8, 2019 Legal Ethics Bar Exam

Atty. Jericho Del Puerto

Atty. Jericho Del Puerto

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A.8.

(Question A.8, Legal and Judicial Ethics, 2019 Bar Exam)

A lawyer advertised in the newspaper the following:

“Expert in annulment of marriage. Fast and sure. Consult anytime.”

Is the advertisement proper? Explain. (2.5%)

Suggested Answer:

No. Answer

Under the Code of Professional Responsibility and jurisprudence, it is prohibited to advertise legal services and to make self-laudatory statements. Rule

In the case at bar, the concerned lawyer advertised his legal services. He further lauded himself as an expert in annulment of marriage making it appear that engaging his services would result in a fast and sure annulment. Apply

Thus, the advertisement is not proper. Conclusion

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(Notice: The suggested answers simulate those that a bar examinee may provide, and thus specific citations are not provided. Notwithstanding, in the reviewers, the bar exam question is answered under the appropriate topic which discusses the concepts and principles, as well as provide for specific citations. Accordingly, please refer to it on the reviewer or in the Library.)

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