During this year’s Universitas Friendship Day, the lawyers in attendance came up with a bright idea: a quarterly gathering of lawyers and law students with a guest speaker, who exemplifies the values of competence, character, compassion and integrity that the Foundation upholds.

Thus, the Universitas Lawyers Quarterly was born. On 25 October 2018, the first planning session was held at the Universitas headquarters prior to the send-off dinner for the bar candidates this year.

The President & CEO of Universitas, being a lawyer himself, led the planning session while  Atty. Angela Butalid, one of the mentors of Universitas, recorded the minutes of meeting. After various exchanges and lively discussions, it was agreed upon by the group that the sessions of Lawyers Quarterly will be held during the first month of each quarter of the year.

The sessions shall compose of three parts. The first part (6:00-7:00PM) would be the potluck dinner where the lawyers in the group bring food to be shared by everyone. The dinner is to be coordinated by the lawyer-in-charge for the particular quarter. The law students are not expected to contribute food, but shall take care of serving the food and cleaning up the place after the meal.  The second part (7:00-7:40PM) would be the highlight of the session: a talk by a guest speaker, who is a lawyer and who shares the vision of the Foundation in forming principled leaders.  The last part (7:40-8:00PM) is an open forum where the participants can have a free exchange of ideas with the speaker and among themselves.

Lawyers Quarterly will be launched on 24 January 2019, Thursday, with former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and current head of the Executive Committee of the Judicial & Bar Council, Hon. Jose Mendoza, as inaugural speaker.  He shall be introduced by the Dean of the De La Salle Lipa College of Law, Atty. Emerito Enginco.

RSVP 09178370701; ulq@universitas.ph

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