Office of the President
of the Philippines
Malacañang

MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 74

AUTHORIZING THE PARTICIPATION ON OFFICIAL TIME OF LAWYERS IN THE REGIONAL CONVENTION AND MANDATORY CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION SEMINAR

The Southern Luzon Region of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) will hold its Regional Convention and Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Seminar on the theme: “Technology and the Practice of Law: Challenges and Issues,” at the Hotel Pontefino, Pastor Village, Batangas City on November 18-20, 2004.

In consideration of the MCLE compliance requirement for active IBP members, lawyers in various government agencies and local government units in Southern Luzon are hereby authorized to attend the above-mentioned Convention and Seminar on official time only, at no cost to the government except payment of their salaries, provided that such attendance will not adversely affect the functions of their respective offices, as well as the delivery of services to the public.

Within thirty (30) days thereafter, participants shall submit a report on the Convention outputs, action plans and recommendations to the offices of their respective department secretaries and agency heads. Likewise, the IBP shall furnish the Civil Service Commission a report on the results of the Convention, as well as a list of the attendees.

By authority of the President:

(Sgd.) EDUARDO R. ERMITA

Executive Secretary

Manila, 10 November 2004


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