UE Law Graduate Appointed NLRC Commissioner


UE College of Law graduate Atty. Nicolas B. Nicolas has been appointed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte as a Commissioner of the Second Division of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC). He took his oath of office on 3 December 2019, and assumed office on December 9.

A native of Naguilian, Isabela, Commissioner Nicolas earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from the UE College of Law in 1993. During his stint at UE CLaw, he served as a Representative of the UE Law Student Government from 1990 to 1993, and as the UE LSG Speaker from 1992 to 1993.

After passing the bar in 1994, he went on to work as an Associate Attorney for Efren Dela Cruz and Associates, the law firm of now Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Efren N. Dela Cruz, who like Commissioner Nicolas is a UE CLaw alumnus

Commissioner Nicolas established his own law firm in 1998: Nicolas and Company Law Offices, based in Sampaloc, Manila. He, likewise, served as the in-house lawyer of Bagco Credit Corporation until December 2000. From 2002 to 2009, he worked as the in-house attorney of the Legal Department of the Mencorp Transport Systems Inc. From 2008 to 2011, he served as Legal Consultant for the City Colleges of Manila.

His foray into government service began in 2010, when he became Legal Consultant for the City of Marikina. In 2012, he was appointed as Labor Arbiter of the NLRC for the National Capital Region. As an arbiter, he was tasked to resolve claims between employees and employers. Shortly after his appointment, Commissioner Nicolas received an award for outstanding performance in the disposition of cases.

In 2016, Commissioner Nicolas took the 40th Pre-Judicature Program of the Philippine Judicial Academy and passed the pre-judicature exam for aspiring trial court judges. That same year, he began teaching Dental Jurisprudence and Ethics at the UE College of Dentistry.

In addition, he also sits as President of the National Association of Labor Arbiters Inc. He is also an active member of the UE Law Alumni Association Inc., of which he was the President from 2016 to 2018.

Congratulations on your new appointment, Warrior Commissioner Nicolas! Thank you for making your Alma Mater proud!


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