IBP Zambasulta members urged to attend nat’l confab PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 March 2011 15:37

Atty. Florencio Liong Jr. , outgoing president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Zamboanga Basilan Sulu Tawi-Tawi Chapter has called on the chapter members to attend the 13th IBP National Convention of Lawyers on April 7 to 9, 2011 at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center.

IBP Executive Vice President and President-elect Roan Libarios had earlier confirmed that Convention will be held on April 7 to 9, 2011 at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center. 
The theme of the convention is “Living Up in the Standards of Integrity and Competence in the Legal Profession”. 

Some 4,000 lawyers from the IBP’s 85 chapters nationwide are expected to attend this biennial event.

Vice President Jejomar Binay will be the guest of honor and keynote speaker, while Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona will be the guest of honor in the National Bench and Bar dialogue.

A major part of the convention proceedings are lectures on various current legal issues by a panel of experts. In line with the convention theme, the topics lined up include prosecution of human rights cases, law practice management and improving performance in the delivery of justice. Lawyers are required to attend the IBP’s Mandatory Continuing Legal Education ( MCLE ) program and earns participants MCLE credits.

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa has issued a circular allowing heads of government agencies, departments, bureaus and offices to authorize their lawyers to attend the convention on official time. A similar circular was issued by Supreme Court spokeperson and Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez in regard to judges, clerks of court and court lawyers.

The IBP is the official organization of all Philippine lawyers whose names appear in the Roll of Attorneys of the Supreme Court. It has about 50,000 members to date. Members in the IBP is a requisite to practice law in the country.

Lawyers are encouraged to book accommodation as early as possible due to high number of tourists coming in to Subic Bay during summer season.

The IBP National Convention is held every two years. The last convention was held in Bacolod City in 2009. IBP members can contact Atty. Oliver B. San Antonio, IBP Public Relation Officer IBP with telephone numbers ( 2 ) 6313014, 6313018. Cellphone 0917-838-8196. — Allen Abastillas