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Legal and Judicial Ethics MUST READ CASES (LEGAL AND JUDICIAL ETHICS) Cayetano vs. Monsod, G.R. No. 100113, September 3, 1991 Practice of law means any activity, in or out of court, which requires the application of law, legal procedure, knowledge, training, and experience. To engage in the practice of law is to perform those acts which are characteristics of the profession. Generally, to practice law is to give notice or render any kind of service which, device or service requires the use in any degree of legal knowledge or skill. In the Matter of the IBP Membership Dues Delinquency of Atty. Marcial A. Edillon (IBP Administrative Case No. MDD-1, A.M. No. 1928, August 3, 1978 The practice of law is not a natural, property or constitutional right but a mere privilege, a privilege clothed with public interest because a lawyer owes substantial duties not only to his client, but also to his brethren in the profession, to the courts, and to the nation. Petition for Authority to Continue Use of the Firm Name “Sycip, Salazar, Feliciano, Hernandez & Castillo, G.R. No. X92-1, July 30, 1979 A partnership in the practice of law is a mere relationship or association for such particular purpose. It is not a partnership formed for the purpose of carrying on a trade or business or of holding property. In the Matter of the Petition for Disbarment of Telesforo Diao vs. Martinez, A.C. No. 244, March 29, 1963 An applicant who has not completed his pre-legal education or completed the same only after he began his study of law will not be qualified to take the bar examinations, and if by concealment of that fact he is able to take and pass the bar examinations and thereafter is admitted to the bar, his passing the bar examinations will not validate his admission to practice, taking the prescribed course of legal study in the regular manner being as essential as the other requirements for membership in the bar. Philippine Association of Free Labor Unions vs. Binalbagan Isabela Sugar Co., G.R. No. L- 23959, November 29, 1971 A layman should confine his work to non adversary contentions. He should not undertake purely legal work such as the examination or cross-examination of witnesses or the presentation of evidence. Ui vs. Bonifacio, A.C. No. 3319, June 8, 2000 Immoral conduct connotes conduct that shows indifference to the moral norms of society and the opinion of good and respectable members of the community. For such conduct to warrant disciplinary action, the same must be “grossly immoral,” that is, it must be so corrupt and false as to constitute a criminal act or so unprincipled as to be reprehensible to a high degree. Philippine Aluminum Wheels, Inc. vs. FASGI Enterprises, Inc., G.R. No. 137378, October 12, 2000
Legal and Judicial Ethics A lawyer cannot compromise the case of his client without the latter’s consent even if he believes that the compromise is for the better interest of the client.
In re: Atty. Renerio G. Paas, A.M. No. 01-12-02-SC, April 4, 2003 A lawyer who uses as his office address the office of his wife who is a judge was found guilty of

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