Friday, October 24, 2014

About This Blog

I started this blog in 2008 as an aid for me to prepare for the Philippine Bar exams and also to serve as a platform to share my notes on bar exam preparations and from my study of the law. Since then many things have happened in my career in the law and this blog has evolved through the years.

I took the Bar exam in September 2009 and was inducted as a lawyer in April 2010 after passing the arguably most difficult professional examination in the country. From my student days and up to now I still believe in the saying that giving is receiving a thousand-fold. This continues to be the main principle of this blog.

As this evolves following my career path in the legal profession - from being a struggling law student to a greenhorn lawyer with a promising career (I always stay positive!) - I will continue to write here and develop this blog site for others to learn from my notes and experiences. The bar tips, insights, digests or links to relevant cases and what-have-you are still there.

What's new? I will continue to add to the rich deposit of legal doctrines and annotations found here but that are not usually found in reviewers, together with citations or links of most recent relevant decisions of the Supreme Court. I'm also building a new section devoted to developing a successful legal career. Borrowing from the words of the E-Myth Lawyer author Michael E. Gerber, a successful lawyer is one "who works balanced hours, has little stress, enjoys rich and rewarding relationships with friends and family, and has an economic life that is diverse, fulfilling, and shows a continuous return of investment.". Such beautiful words. Lately, I have been struggling with, or perhaps to put it mildly, reflecting on  the meaning of "success" as I continually evaluate my budding law career.

As I said in 2008, may this blog site be useful to you!


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