Author: Don Carlo Ybanez

Court Days Date Calculator

Court Days: The Lawyers’ Date Calculator

As practicing litigators, we deal with deadlines every day. Sometimes, these deadlines become so difficult to track. A Motion for Reconsideration must be filed 15 days from receipt of the Decision. However, if it’s an...

Light Colored Suits in Court?

Rarely do we see Filipino lawyers wearing a suit in court. I previously discussed this in an earlier article entitled The Suit vs. The Barong. In a courtroom with about twenty lawyers, there will...

Lawyer Jokes

10 Really Funny Lawyer Jokes

People love to make fun of lawyers. It’s either they love us so much or they despise us to the bone. No matter what the reason may be, the fact is there are hundreds...

Law Juan: A Handy App for Lawyers on the Go

The problem with being lawyer is that people think we are walking legal encyclopaedias. How many times have we been ambushed with legal queries during parties? In my experience, once I am introduced as...

Best Movie Cross Examinations

7 Greatest Cross-Examinations in Movies

Hollywood has produced several great “legal movies”. And, when I say legal movies, I am not talking about the opposite of illegal ones. I am referring to courtroom dramas or movies dealing with the...

3 WAYS TO LEGALLY GET AWAY WITH MURDER

3 WAYS TO LEGALLY GET AWAY WITH MURDER

Believe it or not, there are several provisions in various Philippine laws that actually allow people to get away with murder.  Here are three (3) of them.

Suit vs. Barong

The Suit vs. The Barong

Here in the Philippines, the word “lawyer” is usually associated with an old man wearing a Barong Tagalog. Although I truly believe that the “old guy” part is a misconception (as majority of the...

Don Carlo Ybanez - Trial Trendy - Cover

What is Trial Trendy?

Lawyers are probably the most stereotyped persons in the entire world. Here in the Philippines, lawyers are always pictured as old, non-smiling, big-bellied individuals wearing crumpled barongs and holding large leather briefcases. Most believe that lawyers...