Offense involving moral turpitude makes one UNFIT as court employee

Those in the judiciary cannot be reminded often enough that they must adhere to high ethical standards to preserve the court's good name and standing, and an offense involving moral turpitude makes one unfit as court employee (Paredes vs. Padua, 222 SCRA 82). The image of a court of justice is necessarily mirrored in the conduct, official or otherwise, of the men and women who work thereat, from the judge to the least and the lowest of its personnel, hence, it becomes the imperative sacred duty of each and everyone in the court to maintain its good name and standing as a true temple of justice. (Recto vs. Racelis, 70 SCRA 438) [A.M. No. RTJ-90-372-B. December 23, 1996]

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