Real cat lawyer did an AMA at Reddit, comments are purrfect and hilarious

"I'm not a cat." This legal humor will go down in legal history as one of the funniest. With a new found fame, what to do with it? Well, do a Reddit Ask me Anything (AMA). Hilarity ensues, particularly due to witty remarks, with a few coming from fellow lawyers. See: Reddit AMA by the …

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Last will on a yellow pad paper, no signature, valid?

Months before the start of the 2020 pandemic, I was consulting on a peculiar case involving a handwritten last will and testament written on a yellow pad paper. While it was written by the testator, no signature appeared on the document. It was an interesting case. Philippine law via the Civil Code allows for two …

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The Legal Side of Love: Quotes from the Supreme Court

On Valentines Day this 14 February 2021, words from the Supreme Court on that little thing called love, to ponder on: “The heart has reasons of its own which reason does not know.” —Chua-Qua vs. Clave, G.R. No. L-49549, Aug. 30, 1990 “There can be no love where respect is gone.” —People vs. Rivera Nov. …

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Online wedding? Virtual marriage ceremony in the Philippines

When almost everything is forced online due to the pandemic, the age-old tradition of celebrating marriage is facing an update - i.e. a virtual marriage ceremony in the Philippines. Will it fly or is it dead on its track? What are the concerns? 1. That it is not aligned with religious practices of certain churches, …

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Right against self-incrimination protects innocent persons against their stupid remarks

Lawyers are taught and trained to stop or keep their clients from speaking if they are involved in a criminal case, particularly if they are considered suspects and more so if they are the respondents or the accused. "Invoke your right against self-crimination" or "talk to my lawyer" is what would usually be advised of …

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No rape with murder, instead rape with homicide

PH Internet is lit with discussions on rape, homicide, and murder, following a tragic event involving a flight attendant who was found dead at a hotel in Makati after what is reported to be a New Year's party celebration. The following article will not discuss the incident. Instead, it will focus on the legal aspects …

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