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  • Title: Legal Counseling For The Young Lawyer
  • Author: Judge Recaredo Barte
  • Publisher: Central Book Supply, Inc.
  • ISBN: 978-971-691-726-0
  • No. Of Pages: 462
  • Size: 6"x9"
  • Edition: 2007 Edition
  • Binding: Softbound
  • Description:

    As often heard from law professors, the study of law does not end with passing the bar examinations. An oft-repeated statement by former Supreme Court Justice Artemio Panganiban is to the effect, that “until a better substitute is perfected and implemented,” the bar examination is here to stay, aside from his sister recommendation, that law schools should be upgraded in order to produce better lawyers. Of course, this does not discount the fact that many bar flunkers have later excelled in their law practice, if only to remind us that passing the bar is not the ultimate criterion of one’s worth in the real world.

    From the foregoing observations, the bar examination is still necessary and will continue to be a prerequisite before one can be admitted to the practice of law in this country. It therefore goes without saying, that law books are considered sine qua non, to the student of law, inasmuch as one aspiring to become a lawyer must be adequately equipped with updated law books containing commentaries that are attuned to the present law curriculum and applicable Supreme Court doctrines. LEGAL COUNSELING FOR THE YOUNG LAWYER is modesty aside, one of the author’s brainchild that caters to the needs of a busy learner or practitioner, and appropriately addresses the standards of the new law curriculum more particularly the clinical education program that is absent in the old curriculum.

    Being then handicapped by lack of a comprehensive reference material while teaching Legal Counseling in the University of the East College of Law, Manila, with added loads
    in Torts and Damages, Constitutional Law, Special Proceedings and Practice Court as erstwhile Associate Professor in Far Eastern University Institute of Law and University of Manila, the compulsion of writing into book form the author’s lecturenotes culled from loose collections on the subject matter from recorded lectures and publications of the U.P. Law Center, as well as legal writings both local and foreign, dawned upon the author, giving birth to this volume.

    If perchance this work might to some extent be able to satisfy the yearning of a freshman law student or a virgin practitioner, then the author’s efforts were not invested in vain.