MANILA, Philippines – April 14, 2013 is the deadline for all lawyers to fulfill their fourth compliance to the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE).
To enable lawyers to comply with requirements, the Center for Global Best Practices (CGBP) is hosting a one-time “2013 MCLE Program” on Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8, 2013 and Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, 2013 at the Garden Ballroom of the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City. This unique four-day program offering 36 MCLE credit units is also open to non-lawyers as well as those who have not completed their MCLE requirements. For details, you may log on to www.cgbp.org or call Manila lines: (02) 842-7148/59 and 556-8968/69, Cebu lines: (032) 512-3106 or 07 or Baguio line: (074) 423-5148.
In this series of seminars, we bring together the most seasoned and sought-after lecturers in the country. Unlike the usual run-of-the-mill MCLE-accredited programs, this is uniquely packed with special and interesting topics, namely: (Day 1) Strategies in Winning Election Cases at the Comelec by Ferdinand Rafanan; How to Employ Discovery Modes to Settle Cases Swiftly by Jose A. Bernas; New Rules and Cases on Annulment by GMA TV host on Legal Forum Joji Antonio-Alonso; and How to Win Complex Commercial Disputes through Arbitration or a Mini Trial by Victor Lazatin; (Day 2) Handling PPP and BOT projects with multinational corporations by former DOJ secretary Alberto C. Agra; How to Defend Lawyers from Professional Malpractice by former chairman of PRC Justice Nicolas Lapena; Updates on Corporation Law by SEC chairperson Teresita Herbosa; and Prevention, Prosecution and Defense of Graft and Corruption Cases by former Sandiganbayan presiding Justice Edilberto Sandoval; (Day 3) How to Handle Conflict of Interest Cases Involving lawyers by former chairman of the NTC Ronald Solis; Public Speaking Techniques for Lawyers by three-time winner of the National Book Awards, Jim V. Lopez; How to Impeach Lay and Expert Witnesses in Civil Cases by Estrella Elamparo; How to Handle Cases Under the New Rules on Judicial Affidavits by SC Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez; and Intellectual Property Infringement: New Rules and Cases by IPO chairman Ricardo Blancaflor; (Day 4) How Use Plain English in Legal Writing by Jim V. Lopez; Winning Techniques in Appellate Mediation by Rita Linda Jimeno; New Problem Areas in Constitutional Law by PCGG chairman and FEU Dean Andres D. Bautista; and Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls of Lawyering: A Survey and an Update by Erickson Balmes.
This is a limited-seats-only event and pre-registration is required. Those interested to attend are encouraged to avail of the early bird and group discounts.