Unsure about the identity of the one who presents himself as a lawyer or with legal know-how? There are two ways of verifying the authority to practice law. For one to have the authority to practice law, he or she must be a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, and must have taken his or her oath of office before the Supreme Court. Online, two websites may provide you with names of all the lawyers of the Philippines: www.ibp.org.ph and www.supremecourt.gov.ph. Verify first before you get conned.