IBP members set mandatory national convention in Davao City Feb. 16-18

Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)

After four years, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) is set to hold its first in-person mandatory national convention for lawyers starting Thursday, Feb. 16, in Davao City.

“More than 3,500 lawyers are expected to attend one of the biggest gatherings held by the IBP thus far,” the IBP said in a statement.

It said the event will be held at the SMX Convention Center until Feb. 18.

The IBP, the official national organization of lawyers founded in 1973, will also be celebrating its golden anniversary with the theme “IBP at 50: Looking Back, Moving Forward.”

It said the Davao City event will provide “a forum for discussion on the IBP’s former leaders and the significant events and programs that have shaped the IBP, the legal profession, and the rule of law in our nation, as well as how all of these have affected the administration of justice.”

It also said the convention will “cover topics about the IBP’s activities, allowing a chance for the leadership to accept resolutions from the membership during the plenary session on proposals about the IBP, much like any event where the topic of justice is at the center of the debate.”

“Moreover, the 2023 National Convention of Lawyers will also be a chance for the attendees and participants to engage in meaningful discourse with the members of the Supreme Court and the judiciary, in eager anticipation of what the future holds for the IBP and the legal profession as a whole,” it added.

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