April 17, 2024

The University of Baguio-School of Law (UB-SOL) reached out to more than 100 clients during a legal clinic held at the Malcolm Square recently.

UB-SOL offered free notarial services, legal consultations, and assistance during the event.

The initiative is held as part of the Women’s Month celebration, under the theme “Serving the lost, the least, and the last.”

The outreach aimed to support marginalized communities lacking access to legal services.

The event was made possible through the UB-SOL Legal Assistance Center-Clinical Legal Education Program (CLEP), which operates within the University of Baguio.

Akiennes Amino, the UB-SOL Student Governor said: “Since this is not our first time here in Malcolm Square, we already have more than a hundred consulted cases, including the cases consulted in our legal center. This is really for the people who can’t afford legal services like this.”

The event was a collaborative effort involving several academic departments: the School of Nursing provided blood pressure tests, the School of Dentistry offered over 50 free dental consultations, and the School of Natural Sciences partnered with the Philippine Red Cross conducted a bloodletting activity.

Government agencies including the Department of Health, National Commission of Senior Citizens, Baguio City Police Office, and the Philippine Statistics Authority  also participated in the event. – Krizia Mae Pagusan and Janina Camiller