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Dilawan poster boy Chel Diokno to get disbarred for grave violation? SC orals reveals

WILL SUPREME COURT SUSPEND OR DISBAR CHEL DIOKNO?
That's the question posted by Thinking Pinoy after it was revealed during the oral arguments at the Supreme Court for the Writ of Kalikasan plea that Chel Diokno, the staunch Dilawan poster boy, might have committed a grave violation as a lawyer.

Here's what TP has said.

In today's SC oral arguments for the Writ of Kalikasan plea (Abodago v DENR), SolGen Calida said the fishermen-petitioners were surprised to learn that a case was filed on their behalf, i.e. it appears the petitioners' counsels, led by Atty. Chel Diokno, appeared in court without authority from clients.

Speaking to Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, Solicitor-General Jose Calid said,"The petitioners went to see Captain Angare (Legal Officer of the Naval Forces West Palawan) in her office because they were distressed by the news that they filed a case against the government [http://bit.ly/30iKsee]."

Appearing in court to without authority from a client, i.e. willfully appearing as attorney for any party without authority, is an offense punishable by suspension or disbarment under Sec. 27, Rule 138, Rules of Court [http://bit.ly/30rQmtt], as shown in Cham v. Pizarro [AC No. 5499; http://bit.ly/30xtMA3].

Dilawan poster boy Chel Diokno to get disbarred for grave violation? SC orals reveals Dilawan poster boy Chel Diokno to get disbarred for grave violation? SC orals reveals Reviewed by AsianPolicy.Press on 1:34:00 PM Rating: 5

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