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MLQU Bar Operation’s Special Lecture Series Continues with Civil Procedure Mentoring-Lecture 3rd Session

Manuel L. Quezon University’s (MLQU) School of Law (SOL) is pleased to announce the continuation of its highly anticipated MLQU Bar Operation’s Special Lecture Series.  This series aims to provide valuable insights and guidance to MLQU bar takers and students on various topics related to the legal profession.  The upcoming session, scheduled for June 27, 2023, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., will focus on Civil Procedure and will be held at Room 205 of Victoria Sports Tower.  This article provides a detailed overview of the lecture and its key topics.

Civil Procedures Mentoring-Lecture 3rd Session

The third session of the Civil Procedure Mentoring-Lecture will be conducted by Atty. Frederick Anciano, an esteemed legal expert and faculty member of SOL. 

This lecture promises to offer valuable information and practical guidance on several important aspects of civil procedure, ensuring that attendees gain a deeper understanding of the subject matter.  The key topics are as follows:

  1. Modes of Discovery. This section of the lecture will delve into the various modes of discovery employed in civil litigation.  Participants will learn about the importance of discovery in gathering evidence, including depositions, interrogatories, requests for admissions, and request for production of documents.
  2. Trial. The trial phase of a civil lawsuit is a critical juncture where evidence is presented, arguments are made, and the court reaches a decision. Attendees will gain insights into the trial process, including the role of the judge, attorneys, witnesses, and the presentation of evidence.
  3. Demurrer to Evidence. This topic will cover demurrers to evidence, which are motions filed by a defendant after the plaintiff has presented their case.  The lecture will explain the purpose of demurrers and the legal standards required for such motions to be successful.
  4. Judgment on the Pleadings/Summary Judgment. Participants will learn about the concept of judgment on the pleadings and summary judgment, which allow for the resolution of a case without going through a full trial. The lecture will explore the criteria for granting such judgments and their implications for the parties involved.       
  5. Post Judgment Remedies. This segment will focus on the available post-judgment remedies for parties dissatisfied with the court’s decision.  Topics, such as appeals (Rule 40-45), motions for reconsideration, motions for new trial, petitions for relief, and annulment of judgment will be covered in detail, providing attendees with a comprehensive understanding of their options.

The lecture series aims to benefit both MLQU bar takers and MLQU students who have a keen interest in civil procedure.  By attending this session, participants will enhance their knowledge and improve their preparedness for the bar examination while also gaining practical insights applicable to their legal studies and future careers.

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