SC Now Accepting Applications for 2006 Bar Exams

From a Supreme Court press release:

SC Now Accepting Applications for 2006 Bar Exams
Posted: June 1, 2006
By Annie Rose A. Laborte

Applications to take the 2006 Bar Examinations are now being accepted by the Office of the Bar Confidant of the Supreme Court starting today, June 1, 2006, until July 15, 2006.

As part of the Court’s efforts to be more accessible to the public, application forms to take the exams may now be downloaded for free from the Supreme Court website under the heading “Bar” section. The requirements, procedure for application, and other information about the 2006 Bar exams are also available on the website.

The 2006 Bar Examinations will be held on all four Sundays of September this year – September 3, 10, 17, and 24 – at the De La Salle University on Taft Avenue, Manila, its annual venue since 1995.

Justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez is the Chairman of this year’s Bar Examinations Committee.

The Supreme Court conducts the annual Bar exams pursuant to its constitutional mandate to promulgate rules governing, among others, the admission to the practice of law.

Rule 138 of the Rules of Court provides that “a candidate may be deemed to have passed his examination successfully if he has obtained a general average of 75% in all subjects without failing below 50% in any subject.” In determining the average, subjects in the examinations are given the following relative weights: Political and International Law, 15%; Labor and Social Legislation, 10%; Civil Law, 15%; Taxation, 10%; Mercantile Law, 15%; Criminal Law, 10%; Remedial Law, 20%; and Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises, 5%, for a total of 100%.

For more details, applicants may get in touch with the Office of the Bar Confidant at telephone numbers 526-8122 and 525-7929, or visit its office at the Supreme Court, 3rd Floor, Multi-Purpose Building, Padre Faura Street, Ermita, Manila.

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