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8,241 new lawyers take their oath

Of the 11,790 law graduates admitted to take the online bar examinations, only 3.9 percent were unable to take the exams

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A total of 8,241 new lawyers will take oath before the Supreme Court (SC) justices and sign the Roll of Attorneys as members of the bar today.

Activities will start at 1 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The stars of the event will be the bar passers of the first-ever online examinations administered by the SC through its Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC) last 4 and 6 February in various testing centers nationwide.

The oath-taking ceremony will be limited to the new lawyers, SC justices, bar examiners, law school deans, and organizers.

Only one companion is allowed for each new lawyer. Guests will star at the SMC Convention Center to watch a live feed of the event via an LED screen.

The oath-taking ceremony will also be broadcast live on YouTube through the official account of the SC’s Public Information Office — https://youtube.com/c/supremecourtph.

The SC will strictly enforce the required health protocols inside the two venues.

“Both the new lawyers and their guests have to present the original or digital copy of their vaccination card or vaccination certificate upon entry,” the OBC announced.

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated attendees must present their negative Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test result taken in a Department of Health accredited facility within 48 hours prior to the oath-taking ceremony.

Of the 11,790 law graduates admitted to take the online bar examinations, only 3.9 percent were unable to take the exams.

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