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PERSONAL PICK: Expunge the Legalese in Me...

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I am currently attending a Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)classes to complete my Compliance 3 which ended last April 14, 2010. Yea, I am late and cramming! But after this Series 49 (a full package of 36 units with Legal Advantage plus 4 units on Legal Ethics with Chan Robles Lawnet, MCLE providers), I will have 23 units credited for MCLE 4 and only need 13 units until April 14, 2013.

MCLE is a continuing legal education required of members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) to complete at least thirty-six (36) hours of legal education activities every three (3) years.

The first session of Legal Advantage Series 49 is on Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy which is a part of my lacking units for MCLE 3. Atty. Rose Marie King - Dominguez, a partner of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is the lecturer. She said that effective legal writing must be clear and useful which means discarding the "legalese".

Legalese is a law jargon, a language that is typic…