#UPLawHelps
ONLINE LEGAL AID

UP Law Helps: Online Legal Aid

#UPLawHelps is an ad hoc initiative prompted by the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.

It brings together the entire UP Law Community (Administration, Faculty, UP Law Center, Students, and Alumni) to provide: (a) legal education, counseling, and advise, and (b) if necessary in exceptional cases, legal representation to individuals or sectors affected by the application and enforcement of RA 11469, RA 11332 or rules and regulations pertaining to the Enhanced (in specific areas, “Extreme Enhanced”) Community Quarantine.

For those requesting legal assistance or advice, please email the team at uplawhelps@up.edu.ph. All requests are attended to between 8:00 am to 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Mondays to Fridays.

Should you wish to volunteer to help with any of the four teams, please email Atty. Golda Miñoza at ggminoza@up.edu.ph.

What #UPLawHelps Covers

The service areas covered by #UPLawHelps pertain to:

  • The exercise of civil and political rights;
  • The conduct of private and public entities specific to the rights of Covid-19 patients;
  • The interruption of businesses and other day-to-day operations, in relation to payments and like obligations; and,
  • Conflicting rights and obligations arising from scenarios particular to Covid-19 or the ECQ.

To service these areas, the following teams have been formed:

  • Civil and Political Rights (CPRT), operating out of the UP Law Civil and Political Rights Clinic under Atty. Theodore O. Te;
  • Covid-19 Patients and Family Rights (PFRT), operating through Volunteer Lawyers Against Discrimination under Atty. Divina E. Pedron;
  • Conduct of Business (CBT), operating through volunteer lawyers from UP Law Class of 1993 under Atty. Paul Alcudia; and
  • Rights under Quarantine (RQT), operating through the UP Office of Legal Aid under Director Carlo L. Vistan

Additional teams may be formed as circumstances may warrant.

For those requesting legal assistance or advice, please email the team at uplawhelps@up.edu.ph. All requests are attended to between 8:00 am to 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Should you wish to volunteer to help with any of the four teams, please email Atty. Golda Miñoza at ggminoza@up.edu.ph.

People Behind #UPLawHelps

#UPLawHelps is hosted by the UP College of Law and the UP Law Center, through Dean and Professor Fides Cordero Tan. It is implemented through the College of Law’s Clinical Legal Education Program with help from alumni.

Its networks include: (a) the faculty members and lecturers of the UP College of Law, (b) the research and extension personnel from the UP Law Center, (c) the UP Law Student Government and student organizations, (d) student volunteers from the UP College of Law’s Clinical Legal Education Program as well as other classes, and (e) UP Law Alumni, individually or corporately (through specific Classes, such as UP Law Class of 1993, and through existing legal assistance initiatives, such as the Volunteer Lawyers against Discrimination).

For those requesting legal assistance or advice, please email the team at uplawhelps@up.edu.ph. All requests are attended to between 8:00 am to 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Should you wish to volunteer to help with any of the four teams, please email Atty. Golda Miñoza at ggminoza@up.edu.ph.

Contact #UPLawHelps

#UPLawHelps shall operate out of a dedicated portal on the UP College of Law website (https://law.upd.edu.ph/uplawhelps/) and through this email address: uplawhelps@up.edu.ph.

Requests for advice or assistance shall be attended to between the hours of 8:00 am to 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm from Mondays to Fridays.

Should you wish to volunteer to help with any of the four teams, please email Atty. Golda Miñoza at ggminoza@up.edu.ph.

Please come back to this page for future updates.

You may also refer to the following dedicated pages for UP System-wide announcements, issuances, and resources:

COVID-19 UPdates (UP System-wide)

This portal serves as a compilation of verified information and resource materials on UP’s actions during this public health situation. Please bookmark and refresh this page to get the latest updates on UP’s response to COVID-19. Share this site and help us prevent the spread of misinformation. Thank you.

UP Resilience Institute EndCOV Dashboard

HIDDEN SECTION: Additional information here. 

Contact information:

Email: uplawhelps@up.edu.ph
Schedule:  Mondays – Fridays, 8:00 am to 12 noon; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

#UPLawHelps
ONLINE LEGAL AID

#UPLawHelps
ONLINE LEGAL AID

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

I am pleased to announce that on Monday, April 20, 2020, at 8:00 in the morning, #UPLawHelps will go live.

This is an online legal assistance platform conceptualized and designed to handle requests for legal assistance, legal advice and education, and if necessary, legal representation for issues arising from the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine. You may access UPLawHelps through this portal: https://law.upd.edu.ph/uplawhelps/ or directly email us at uplawhelps@up.edu.ph.

#UPLawHelps brings together the commitment, passion, expertise, resources, and networks of the entire UP Law Community — faculty, REPS, staff, students, and alumni (with a lot of friends and allies joining  in) — into one, focused effort to help our people through this pandemic.

 Sa panahon ng ligalig, buong-pusong nagkakaisa ang komunidad ng UP Law na ipagpatuloy ang paglilingkod sa sambayanan sa pamamagitan ng pagmumulat sa karapatan at pagbigay kaalaman tungkol sa mga batas at patakaran sa ilalim nitong Enhanced Community Quarantine.

UP Law helps not only because we can, but also because we must.

Professor Fides CORDERO-TAN
Dean, UP College of Law

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