A relation to colleagues at the bar characterized by candor, fairness, andunwillingness to resort to current business methods of advertising andencroachment on their practice, or dealing directly with their clients.-The solicitation of legal business is not altogether proscribed. However, for solicitation to beproper, it must be compatible with the dignity of the legal profession. If it is made in a modestand decorous manner, it would bring no injury to the lawyer and to the bar
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4.In Re CunananFacts: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 allowedstudents with grades lower that 75% to pass the bar.iii.Feeling aggrieved, those who got a few percentages lower than those who were allowed topass 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 lowerthan the passing rate. It also provides that those who obtained 75 in any of the subjectsmust 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 readingmaterials and preparation because they took law only a short period after the Japaneseliberation.vi.Senate Bill No. 2 was passed despite the unfavourable comments from the Court.Issues:The constitutionality of SB No. 2Ruling:Unconstitutional.i.Those who appeal to be considered for law practice without passing the bar admit thatthey did not have sufficient reading materials to study and they had inadequatepreparation for the exam. Allowing them to practice law that requires sufficientpreparation will pose social danger.ii.No precedent case in favor of its constitutionalitya.The New York case relied on by those who invoke the constitutionality of SB No. 2 isinapplicable in the case at bar. That foreign law does not allow a person who did not pass the bar to beaccepted in the legal practice.It does not take away from the courts the power of admission to the bar nordecree any lawyer’s admissionIt just allows the Columbia College diploma to be considered an evidence ofsufficient qualification to the bar because of the institution’s acclaimedreputation in the area of legal education.It does not run contrary to the constitutioniii.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 courtsdepends in no small degree upon the integrity of its bar. An unfaithful bar mayeasily bring scandal and reproach to the administration of justice and bring thecourts themselves into disrepute.
Congress has exceeded its legislative power to repeal, alter and supplementthe rules on admission to the Bar. While the legislature may legislate withrespect to the qualifications of attorneys to protect public interest, it cannot fix a
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