FILIPINO LAWYER DISCUSSES LEGAL ISSUES RELEVANT TO FILIPINOS IN BERLIN

Family Law and Litigation Expert Atty. Melencio “Mel” Sta. Maria, Jr. shared his legal expertise with Embassy personnel through a lecture at the Philippine Embassy on January 06.

Atty. Sta. Maria shed light on civil issues, property relations, marriage, annulment and divorce cases. He entertained questions and clarifications from Embassy officials and staff regarding issues relevant to the Embassy’s Filipino consular clients.

The lecture was part of the Embassy’s UPLIFT (Understanding the Philippines through Lectures and Interviews with Filipinos in Town) Series, a Continuing Education and Lecture Series that provides Embassy personnel and the Filipino community with updates on PH-related issues. This is done via invitation to Filipino officials and various experts visiting Berlin to share their knowledge with Embassy officers, staff and the community.

Atty. Sta. Maria, Jr. is a lawyer, professor, journalist, and broadcaster. His academic degrees include a Master of Laws in Banking Law from Boston University; a Bachelor of Laws, with honors and Bachelor of Science in Biology, both from the Ateneo de Manila University.

Source: Republic of Philippines Department Of Foreign Affairs