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De Lima , Leila Magistrado


August 27, 1959

Work History

Secretary, Department of Justice (June 2010 – )

Chairperson, Commission on Human Rights (2008 – 2010)

Partner, De Lima Law Firm (1998 – 2008)

Junior Partner, Roco, Buñag, Kapunan and Migallos (1995 – June 1998)

Clerk/Secretary, House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (1993 – 1995)

Junior Associate, Jardeleza Law Offices (1991 – 1992)

Junior Associate, Jardeleza Sobreviñas Diaz Hayudini and Bodegon Law Offices (1989 – 1991)

Confidential Attorney, Supreme Court Associate Justice Isagani A. Cruz (1986 to 1989)

Teaching Experience

Professor of Law, San Beda College of Law (1986 – 1994, 2006 – 2007) in Election Law, Business Organizations, Persons and Family Relations, Transportation Law, Statutory Construction


San Beda College of Law, Batch 1985, Class Salutatorian

De La Salle University, A.B. Major in History and Political Science

La Consolacion Academy (now La Consolacion College), Elementary and Secondary Schools, Class Valedictorian

Special Awards/Distinctions

No. 8, 1985 Bar Exams

Gawad Lingkod Masa Awardee (2010)

2010 Metrobank Foundation Professorial Chair for Public Service and Governance

Excellent Public Servant Award, Defender of People’s Rights, “Agent of Change” Awardee (2010)

GMANews TV’s Public Servant of the Year (2009)

Philippine Quality Service Award of Excellence (2009)

Sumagang Award for Outstanding Achievements in Government Service (2009)

3rd Bayi Citation (2009)

Raul S. Roco Award for Public Service Excellence (2009)

Urban Poor Person of the Year Award (2008)

Personal History

Born in Iriga City, on 27 August 1959, to former COMELEC Commissioner Vicente B. de Lima and Norma E. Magistrado

Mother of two (2) sons, Israel and Vincent Joshua, and grandmother of two (2), Brandon and Hannah