A relation to colleagues at the bar characterized by

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A relation to colleagues at the bar characterized by candor, fairness, and unwillingness to resort to current business methods of advertising and encroachment on their practice, or dealing directly with their clients. - The solicitation of legal business is not altogether proscribed. However, for solicitation to be proper, it must be compatible with the dignity of the legal profession. If it is made in a modest and decorous manner, it would bring no injury to the lawyer and to the bar
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4. In Re Cunanan Facts: i. From 1946 to 1953, bar takers had difficulty in attaining the passing rate of 75%. ii. Due to the varying strictness in taking the exam during those years, the Court allowed students with grades lower that 75% to pass the bar. iii. Feeling aggrieved, those who got a few percentages lower than those who were allowed to pass the bar secured the passage of SB No. 2, iv. The bill is designed to benefit those who attained grades that are a few percentage lower than the passing rate. It also provides that those who obtained 75 in any of the subjects must not be required to take that subject again in any subsequent exam. v. The rationale being, that those who were not able to pass had insufficiency in reading materials and preparation because they took law only a short period after the Japanese liberation. vi. Senate Bill No. 2 was passed despite the unfavourable comments from the Court. Issues : The constitutionality of SB No. 2 Ruling : Unconstitutional. i. Those who appeal to be considered for law practice without passing the bar admit that they did not have sufficient reading materials to study and they had inadequate preparation for the exam. Allowing them to practice law that requires sufficient preparation will pose social danger. ii. No precedent case in favor of its constitutionality a. The New York case relied on by those who invoke the constitutionality of SB No. 2 is inapplicable in the case at bar. That foreign law does not allow a person who did not pass the bar to be accepted in the legal practice. It does not take away from the courts the power of admission to the bar nor decree any lawyer’s admission It just allows the Columbia College diploma to be considered an evidence of sufficient qualification to the bar because of the institution’s acclaimed reputation in the area of legal education. It does not run contrary to the constitution iii. SB No. 2 makes the admission to the bar a legislative and not a judicial function. The bar is an attache of the courts. The quality of justice dispensed by the courts depends in no small degree upon the integrity of its bar. An unfaithful bar may easily bring scandal and reproach to the administration of justice and bring the courts themselves into disrepute.
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Congress has exceeded its legislative power to repeal, alter and supplement the rules on admission to the Bar. While the legislature may legislate with respect to the qualifications of attorneys to protect public interest, it cannot fix a
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