(Fmr.) Judge Marjorie T. Uyengco-Nolasco
Judge Nolasco finished both her Pre-law course and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines.
After passing the 1998 Bar Examinations, she engaged in private practice, first, as an associate lawyer in a law firm, and then as Managing Partner at the Nolasco and Uyengco Law Offices, which she co-founded with her husband in 2000.
In 2006, she joined the judiciary at the age of 33 as Presiding Judge of the Metropolitan Trial Court, Branch 79 of Las Pinas City. She was promoted in December 2010 at the age of 38 as Presiding Judge of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 83, Tanauan City, Batangas. She served in the said post for five (5) years and three (3) months, until March 6, 2016.
In 2011, she was chosen as the sole Philippine delegate to the three-week International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) sponsored by the U.S. State Department on the U.S. Judicial system.
From October 2014 to April 2015, in addition to the being the Presiding Judge of RTC-Branch 83, Tanauan City, Batangas, she also served as the Acting Presiding Judge of the RTC-Branch 275, Las Pinas City.
During her judicial service, she received several awards, including, among others, a Special Award for the Judiciary for 2011 from the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), and a Plaque of Appreciation from the Supreme Court of the Philippines in 2013.
The death of her husband in January 2016 after a two-month long battle with pancreatic cancer prompted her to leave and to resign from the judiciary effective March 7, 2016, after almost a decade of being a judge. She is now back in private practice as the managing partner of the Nolasco and Associates Law Offices.
Since then, aside from managing the law office, she has devoted much of her time to giving MCLE lectures, as well as in various seminars at the Philippine Judicial Academy, the training arm of the Supreme Court, where she serves as Professorial Lecturer I. She is also a part-time faculty at the CEU School of Law.
In July 2016, she presented a paper at the International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice (ICFLPP) conference in London about Article 36 of the Family Code of the Philippines entitled “I love you, I hate you, but how do I leave you?”
She is likewise actively involved in several judicial and legal reforms projects, including the enhancement of free legal aid through the establishment and development of legal aid clinics in law schools across the country.
She also serves her parish as a member of the Ministry of Ushers, Greeters and Collectors (MUGC), Ministry of Solo Parents (MSP) and Ministry of Spiritual Direction (MSD).
She considers her being a mother to two (2) wonderful sons as her greatest blessing and lifelong mission, with the fervent hope that they will also choose the legal profession and continue espousing ETHICAL LAWYERING.