LAS PINAS CITY BAR ASSOCIATION (LPBA), INC.
Unit 15, Star Arcade, C.V. Starr Avenue
Philamlife Village, Las Pinas City 1743, Philippines
Tel/Fax: 8725443, 8742539
March 18, 2009
Hon. Reynato Puno
Re : Voluntary Bar Associations
May we respectfully suggest that, in all major issuances and new policies or activities of the Supreme Court which may affect the Bar, the VOLUNTARY BAR ASSOCIATIONS nationwide be consulted, in addition to the usual consultation that the Supreme Court makes with the mandatory Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP).
The thought incidentally to came to mind while reading just now the recent issuance of the Supreme Court in Bar Matter No. 2012, February 10, 2009 (re: mandatory legal aid service for practising lawyers), which limits only to the IBP the matter of consultations on the implementing rules and regulations thereof.
Have a blessed and liberated day. Thank you.
Atty. Manuel J. Laserna Jr.
Founder and Board Consultant