Question B.12, 2019 Legal Ethics Bar Exam

Atty. Jericho Del Puerto

Atty. Jericho Del Puerto

Lawyer, Author, Mentor

B.12.

(Question B.12, Legal and Judicial Ethics, 2019 Bar Exam)

Judge B and his family went on vacation in an island resort in Coron, Palawan. One night, he was photographed by a local boatman who witnessed him appearing very drunk and in the act of dancing naked by the seashore. The photos were uploaded to a social media site and became viral.

May Judge B be subjected to any disciplinary sanctions? Explain. (3%)

Suggested Answer:

Yes. Answer

Under the New Code of Judicial Conduct, as a subject of constant public scrutiny, judges must accept personal restrictions that might be viewed as burdensome by the ordinary citizen and should do so freely and willingly. In particular, judges shall conduct themselves in a way that is consistent with the dignity of the judicial office. Rule

In the case at bar, Judge B should always conduct himself with dignity being under constant public scrutiny. Accordingly, him getting drunk and dancing naked on the seashore is inconsistent with the dignity of the judicial office. Apply

Thus, Judge B may be subjected to disciplinary sanctions. Conclusion

..

(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.)

Share:

WhatsApp
Telegram
Facebook
Twitter
Subjects

Political Law, Labor Law

Question B.20, 2019 Labor Law Bar Exam

B.20. (Question B.20, Labor Law, 2019 Bar Exam) Discuss the differences between compulsory and voluntary/optional retirement as well as the minimum benefits provided under the

J. Right to Association

The right of the people, including those employed in the public and private sectors, to form unions, associations, or societies for purposes not contrary to

Question B.16, 2019 Political Law Bar Exam

B.16. (Question B.16, Political Law, 2019 Bar Exam) Under the 1987 Constitution, to whom does each duty/power/privilege/prohibition/disqualification apply: (a) The authority to keep the general

C. Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act

Frequency: ★★★★☆ “Government” – includes the national government, the local governments, the government-owned and government-controlled corporations, and all other instrumentalities or agencies of the Republic

M. Quasi-offenses

Frequency: ★★★★★ 1. Imprudence and negligence a. Reckless imprudence RECKLESS IMPRUDENCE: Reckless imprudence consists in voluntary, but without malice, doing or falling to do an

K. Emancipation

Concept: Emancipation. Emancipation takes place by the attainment of majority. Unless otherwise provided, majority commences at the age of eighteen years.(Article 234, Family Code, as

error: Content is protected.