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2019 bar passers told to submit application for clearance online

/ 09:21 PM May 06, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Because the public health emergency remains in place, the Supreme Court’s Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC) advises Bar passers to submit their application for clearance online.

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“In view of the current public health emergency, clearance procedure for the 2019 Bar Passers will be conducted completely online. No Bar Passer shall be allowed to physically visit the OBC for this purpose,” the OBC said in a four-page notice.

The clearance should be obtained by the Bar passer before he or she can be allowed to take the oath and sign the Roll of Attorneys for purposes of identity and record verification.

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A total of 2,103 successful examinees will apply for a clearance.

Based on the notice, the Bar passer, through his or her own email should send the following: complete name (e.g. Dela Cruz, Jo R.), contact numbers, and attachment of two image files holding a paper with full name and signature.

The aspiring lawyer should also include the law school or government-issued identification card with photograph.

Both attachments should be in JPEG or PNG format with dimensions of no more than 3 by 5 inches and total file of no more than 10MB, and shall indicate the Bar passer’s complete name in the file names (e.g. Dela Cruz Jo R.1.jpeg and Dela Cruz Jo R.2.jpeg).

Bar passers with surnames from Ababan to Del Rosario shall send their email to [email protected]; those with surnames from Dela Cruz to Monteclaro shall send their emails to obc201[email protected], and those with surnames from Montes to Zulueta shall send their emails to [email protected]

The OBC shall acknowledge receipt of the email. Once the records have been verified, the Bar passer shall receive an email stating whether the clearance to take the oath and sign the roll of attorneys is granted or the reason for its denial.

The OBC said no clearance will be given to those conditionally admitted to taking the 2019 Bar examinations but failed to timely submit the required documents within the period previously given to them; and those with administrative and/or criminal cases filed against them.

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