Legal experts hail Bersamin

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A group of legal experts hailed the appointment of Lucas Bersamin as Supreme Court Chief Justice, saying the post is reserved only for the best and the brightest members of the Bar.

In a courtesy call to the country’s 25th chief justice, members of the Legal Education Board (LEB) presented Bersamin a framed copy of its Resolution of Congratulations.

Bersamin is a fellow at the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute in Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.

LEB chairman Emerson Aguende said the legal education sector is justifiably proud of Bersamin for having placed ninth in the 1973 Bar Examinations and distinguishing himself as a consummate professor of law.

Aside from Aguende, also present during the courtesy call were Abelardo Domondon, member; Catherine Pedrosa, member; Justice Alexander Gesmundo; Zenaida Elepaño, member; Fe Anonuevo, member; Michelle Diana Maniwang-Basa, Commission on Higher Education Chair representative; and retired Justice Arturo Brion.

Bersamin, who replaced retired Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1968 from the then College of Arts and Sciences in UP Diliman.

He finished law at the University of the East in 1973 and placed ninth in the Bar examinations that same year.

Bersamin is a fellow at the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute in Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.

LEB officials with CJ Bersamin (left) on Thursday, 10 January 2019. (EJ Aquende photo)

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