FB users call for Gadon's removal from lawyers' list due to middle finger gesture, harassment suits


Rule 7.03 - A lawyer shall not engage in conduct that adversely reflects on his fitness to practice law, nor shall he whether in public or private life, behave in a scandalous manner to the discredit of the legal profession. (Canon 7 of the Code of Professional Responsibility)

Lawyer Lorenzo Gadon is facing another disbarment complaint, this time for initiating a ‘baseless’ impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and for filing suits against court officials who have testified in favor of her. In his 10-page complaint submitted before the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) headquarters in Ortigas, lawyer Wilfredo Garrido Jr. had accused Gadon of exhibiting patterns of bad behavior—dishonesty, arrogance and rudeness—in the course of the impeachment hearings in the House Committee on Justice. Garrido added that Gadon’s impeachment case is baseless and that the suits he had filed against court officials who testified against Sereno are “harassment suits.” (NEWS SOURCE: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/977348/gadon-faces-second-disbarment-complaint#ixzz5CPdYufVz Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook)

A footage of lawyer Lorenzo “Larry” Gadon showing the middle finger to and cursing at picketing Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno supporters at the Supreme Court summer court house in Baguio alarmed many on viewers. The incident involving Sereno’s main accuser in the impeachment proceedings occurred shortly before the start of the quo waranto oral arguments questioning the embattled magistrate’s post. Much of the backlash was over provisions in the Code of Professional Responsibility, the governing code of ethics for members of the bar, that Gadon apparently violated when he gave Sereno’s supporters the finger. (NEWS SOURCE: As Larry Gadon flips the bird, legal professionals recall ethical code By Dan Manglinong | April 11, 2018, 10:37 AM; www.interaksyon.com/larry-gadon-behavior-sereno-protesters-legal-ethics/)

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