Towards a Powerful Legal Advocacy

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In preparing this paper, I assumed the following points: first, we live with the legal; ethical standards required of us as lawyers. Second, our academic preparation in our undergraduate programs in the art of writing was sufficient. Third, we acquired the desired technical knowledge of legal writing while we were still in law school.

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In preparing this paper, I assumed the following points: first, we live with the legal; ethical standards required of us as lawyers. Second, our academic preparation in our undergraduate programs in the art of writing was sufficient. Third, we acquired the desired technical knowledge of legal writing while we were still in law school.

A. The Legal Profession

Cocquia claims, " Lawyers belong to a privileged class of professionals which constitutes the natural bond between the people and their government." We are instrumental in getting things done as we cut across practically all levels and types of activities in the community. Many of us are politicians, lawmakers, government administrators, business executives, industrial entrepreneurs, labor leaders, trial lawyers, writers, or researchers. We make our work susceptible to controversies and suits. "It [makes] the practice as wide as the human spirit, as multi-faceted as human society, and as dynamic as life itself; we are in the midst of conflict by championing a case, defending the oppressed, or by mediating family conflicts. We educate society with our lectures, opinions, and legal writings.

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Source JournalMindanao Law Journal
Journal VolumeMindanao Law Journal Vol.2 No.2
AuthorsMarcos D. Risonar, Jr.
Page Count8
Place of PublicationDavao City
Original Publication DateAugust 1, 2010
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