- Familiarize themselves with the legal aid set up as well as the requirements in the operation, establishment and administration of law school clinics
- Familiarize supervising lawyers as regards their duty to ensure the “self-care” of law student practitioners;
- Learn the best practices; and
- Learn the basic principles and guidelines in the Protocol and Manual for Legal Aid Clinics and be able to devise a more detailed manual which takes into account the specific situation of their school or university, and the legal education that their respective institutions provide.
About the Speaker
Former Judge Marjorie “Jing” Nolasco finished both her Pre-law course and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines. She served as a judge for 10 years from 2006 to 2016; first, as the presiding judge of the Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 79, Las Pinas City, and then as the presiding judge of the Regional Trial Court Branch 83, Tanauan City, Batangas. After almost a decade with the judiciary, Judge Nolasco returned to private practice as the managing Partner of the Nolasco and Associates Law Offices. She has devoted much of her time to giving lectures in Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) seminars for Philippine lawyers, as well as in various seminars for judges and court personnel at the Philippine Judicial Academy, where she serves as Professorial Lecturer I. She is also a part-time faculty at the CEU School of Law. Judge Nolasco is likewise actively involved in several judicial and legal reforms projects, including the enhancement of free legal aid through the establishment and development of law clinics in law schools across the country, which is a joint project of the Supreme Court and The Asia Foundation.