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CONTENTS
CHAPTER I - INTRODUCTORY
l.01
1.02
1.03
1.04

1.05
1.06
1.07
1.08
1.09
1.10

113

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.....2.09

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12

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17
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24

ADMISSION TO PJitACTlCE

A.JUDlClAL

~- 2.05
-2.06
~...Z,07

J... .

CHAPTER

2.01
2.02
2.03
2,04

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111

112

Preliminary
:
Definitions .............. , ,
" " , , ,
Power i;(;r'egulate prac'tice of law
:
Nature of office of attorney
:
J ........
Privileges of attorney
Duties of office, generally
"
Public versus private and personal duties.
:
Practice of law a profession
,' ,
"
Necessity of representation by counsel..
Need for and right.to, C01.l~!. ...
ConStJqu~~ces'~fd~niQlof right' to counsel..
When appearance by counselnot obligatory
Canons of professional responsibility
..

CONTROL

Admission to practice a judicial function


"',"
Legislativepower to repeal, alter or supplement
Executive power in relationto practice

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28

29
31

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Practice of law,
Characteristics
Representation
Representation
Activity outside

generally
,
of term "practice oflaw"
before the court
,
before other .agencies
of court ........:

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34
35
36

37

C. WHO MAYPCTICE
2. 10
~~2.11
"",2.12
"",2.13
"",2.14
..-v

~'2.15
2.16
2.17
~2.18
~2.19

2.21
2.22
2.23
2.24

2:26
2.27
2.28
2.29
2.30
2.31
2.32
2.33
.....2.34

-"3.02

'-3.03
3.04
3.05

Duty
Duty
Duty
Duty
Duty

THE CONST

to uphold Constitution
not to engage in unls
not to counsel illegal a
not to encourage laws
to encourage amicable

vi

S.06
a.07

42

43
45
46
47

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54

3.08
3.09
3.10

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3.11

76

77

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79

79

80

C. APPLICABILITY OF CODE TO ..'.


GOVERNMENT LAWYERS
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:l.12

57
57
59
61

a~13
3.14

a.is
.8.16

a.17
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62
63
64
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:l.20

65
66
67

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85
85
87

88

89

90

A Lawyer shall riot use his public position to


promote. his private interest
Former official may not accept certain.
employment
,..';
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A. UPHOLDING

4.0.1
4.0.2
71

4.0.3

'72
73

'- 4.04

75

of ease

80
81

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69

74

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CHAPTER IV - THE LAwirEWS I)UTJES


TO TlIE LEGAL PROFEsBIQN
'

69

ON AND THE LAW

Code is applicable to government lawyern


.
A prosecutor shall see to it that justice is done
.
Restrictions on the functions of public
prosecutor .............;.......................... :
.
In appeals, the Solicitor General lias control ...!..........
Role of private prosecutor
,../
.
Intervention by private.lawyer is subject
to prosecutor's control
" ....................
When publ!c prosecutor should take over
b~dhng

~3.19

DUTIES TO SOCIETY

and obey the la~


ul oonduct..
,tivities ..,
;
Its
ettlement

Generally
,
;A bawyer shall not reject the' cause
of the defenseless
A Lawyer shall not refuse to render
legal advice
;
Participating in legal development..
Lawyer shaUkeep abreast oflegal
developments
';
:
Mandatory continuing legal education

56

F R ADMISSION

CHAPTER III - LAWYER'

3.Ql

~9
40

Bar examination committee


Application and supporting ocuments
Disclosure of involvement in any criminal case
Burden of proof to show qua ifications
.W;rittel,l,examinations
Restrictions to insure Integ ty in examination
Correction and revaluation f grades
Administration of oath
"
Issuance of certificate
Payment ofIBP dues and pr vilege tax

A. UPHOLDING

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.
.
.

FOR ADMISSION

Generally...............
.
Citizenship and residellee
Good moral character
_.:
Educational qualifications
Bar examination
.:
E. PROCEDURE

2.25

B. MAKING LEGAL SERVICES AVA~LE

Persons en itled to practice aw, generally


Right and privilege topracti e
Practice without examinatio
Practice without admission
Right of party to represent imself
Practice by corporation
....................................
1
Persons authorized to repre~nt the government
Disability of public officials
practice
;
Liability for unauthorized p actice
Remedies against unauthonzed practice
.
D. QUALIFICATIONS

2.20

LAW

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INTEGRITY OF PROFESSION

~;~:~ysh~ii;;;~~~~f~~.~~t~t;;~~~ti~h
..~.. 10.0
application fot admission to the bar..
A LaWyer 'shall not supporturiqualified
appliant to the bar
A Lawyer shall always conduct himself
ethically and morally
Gross immorality reflective of unfitness
to practice.........
..
vii

,..

101

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10.3

. . 104

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Conviction ofa crime


vtng mora , turpit ud,
Commission offraud or f~"hood

E. THE INTEGRATED BAR OF THE PHILIPPINES

106

lOll
4.29
4.30
4.31
4.32
4.33
4.34

B. LAWYER'S RELATIO
4.08

Generally

4.09

Candor. fairness and tru fulness should


characterize relatio
..... ,
A Lawyer snail use tern rate language

- 4.10
-4.11

-4.12
4.13

............. -_.

](17

.............

A Lawyer shall not eucre ch upon business


of another ....
................... ...

......-.

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Negotiation with oppoe!


Association 6S 8 colleagu

J()7

... ~
-.

109

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111

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<, 4.35

4.36

112

'4.37

112

4.38
4.39

'.
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C. "REVENTING
PRACTI

z: 4.14
;:; 4.15
""'4.16

UNAUTHORIZED
OF LAW

Duty to prevent unautho


Intervention ofintermedi
A Lawyer shall not deleg
to non-lawyers
A Lawyer shall not divid
non-lawyers
.

4.40

~':

ized practice of law .,

113

ry not allowed
te legal work

114

,
fees with

136

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137
138
138
139
140
141

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142

A. LAWYER OWES CANDOR AND FAIRNESS


TO THE COURT

115
......5.01
'5.02

.......
5.03

D ADVERTISING

'5.04
A Lawyer shall not solid

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131
132
\32
134
136

CHAPTER V - LAWYEB'S DUI'IES TO COURTS

J 16

D. SOLICITATION

Integration or the bar ...................................................


Power to integrate the bar
Constitutionality of integration , ,
Purposes and objectives of the Integrated Bar
Non-political bar
,
,
,
Membership. resignation, retirement
and reinstatement
,
"
Membership dues and effect oCnonpayment
thereof..
Organization setup
National officers
"
,
Board or Oovernora
Houge of Delegates
Chapter government
,
,

1J 7

<, 5.05

Lawyer's duties to court, geaerally


A Lawyer should be candid and truthful to court
A Lawyer shall do no faIaehood
A Lawyer should not misquote nor misrepresent
A Lawyer shall not misuse rules of procedure

143
145

, .
.

146
147

A Lawyer ghall not char


attract business

A Lawyer cannot adverb

"

reasons therefor
".',
Proper or pe~is8ible ad eriising

r>-

4.21
4.22

"....4.23
..........
4.24
",,-,4.25

....4.27

his talent;

"

o'r' solicitation

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119
123
124

Writing Je,caJ articles


~
Engaging in business or thee occupation.
A lawyer ~hllnmake clee whether he ill acting
in another capacity.
A Lewyerahell not use f. se statement

regarding

_4.26

hiS

B. OBSERVING AND MAINTAINING RESPECT


DUE THE COURTS AND JUDICIAL OFnCERS

1I8

-, 4.20

6.69

___5.07

1~5

'5.10

:......5.11

126

QURIi$8bon or service

La'Z: I~~:!
~o~use~..~ ~~.~8Ie.Rdi.ng

A partner who accepts p he office should


WIthdraw from the rm; e:r:ception .
A Lawyer shall Dot seek
edie publicity .._

6.08

Respect due the courts


Obeying co-urt orden..........
.
DefeDding judges from unjust criticism

," 6.0fl

5.12
129
5.13
,
.

130
130

,,-J

5.14

5.15

A Lawyer shall submit


authorities

s.

ievances to proper

.......... .

...... .... ......................

if

J.

D. AVOIDING

IMPR
'i'OINnUEN

5.33
5.34
5.35

:~'

pending cases .........


"-

5.36
5.37
5.38
5.39

ll'j!~
159
160

161
163

16-1
164
.167
!.68

~F
fb,.
~.~":

6.01
'6.02
. 6.03
.6.04

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156

156

157

~>.

6.05

'!,-:;~.

s.oe

fF:~.-:
P.r, .

6.08

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...

Nature of client-relationship, generally.....


Relation as strictly personaL
Relation 8S fiduciary and confidential
Rules protective of relation

182

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"......

183
185
185

6.07
~'09

'

Concept Of terril. "retainer"


Necessity of retainer
Sufficiency of professional employment
Employment of law firm.
Wbo can employ attorney
i.

,.............
. _
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".".............

186
187
187
191
191

C. ETHICAL NORMS AND RESTllICTIONS

169
170
171.
172

6.10
6.11
6.12
6.i3

173
6.14

Genorally
Lawyer shall eecertetn possible conflict
of interests
Duty to decline employment
,.................................
A Lawyer shall preserve' the secrets of a
prospective client
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Ethical considerations in taking bad case ,
:..,....

193
193
194
196

196

174

174
171

D. LAWYER MAY NOT REFUSE HIS SERVICES

6.16
6.17
1':6

176

6.18

17'1

6.19

I7B

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179
1?9

judicial interference ...........

153

B. RETAINER OR EMPLOYMENT

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6.15

Criticism o:r pending and concluded litigation ...

Limi.tations on right to
Right and duty oflawye
A Lawyer shell .not invi

;~

PIUETY THAT TENDS


E TIlE COURT

Lawyer should rely on


Tits of his case .....
A Lawyer shall not exte d hospitality to ajudge ..
A Lawyershall not pub' ydiSlUSS

152
152
153

A. NATURE OF RELATION

.;;

5.16

150

,',. CHAPTER VI - NATURE AND CREATION


OF ATrORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP.

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C. ASSISTING THE ,'OURT IN SP.EEDY AND


EFFICIENT AD
TION OF JUSTICE
Duty to assist in the ad iniatration of'juetice,
generally
............................. ;.....
5.17
A Lawyer should come
court adequately
prepared ............... ................................. , ............
5.18
A Lawyer shell not file ultiple actions .... .................
5.19
Lawyer shall. not resort
forum shopping.
I'V 5.20
Duty to disclose pendin case .....................
"..v
5.21
Verification must be si ed by party .
not his counsel; ex ption ...........: ..............
""'-'5.22
Test to determine forti shopping ........... ..................
5.23
Sanctions for-violatioa '................ ,...............................
5.24
Lawyer to temper client 8 propensity to litigate ..........
5.25
A Lawyer shall fil. his
dings within .
.
the period .............................................................
5.26
Duty to inform dient1s eath and change
of counsel's addre~.....
..
5.27
A Lawyer shall not deja nor Impede
execution of JUdgmft...... .. ....... ..... ...
5.28
Lawyer to discourage a
Ilate reVIew .
.
5.29
A Lawyer shall not talk 08 witneee during recess
5.30
A Lawyer ~hall not. aS81st a WItness
to miArepresent ...., ......................... .......... ,..........
5.31
Lawyer shall not harass a witness .............._........
5.32
A Lawyer shall avoid te ifying for a client.. .......

Lawyer shall appear- in proper attire


Lawyer shall be punctual
.
A lawyer eball abstain from offensive
language or behavior
A Judge should be courteous to lawyer
to merit respect
.
Upholding court's authority and dignity
A Lawyer shall not attribute to II judge
improper motives
.

149

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"

161

6.20

Lawyer as advocate, generally


A Lawyer shall not decline to represent
unpopular clients
:...........
A Lawyer shall not decline appointment
by the court or by the IBP
"........
Frequent 'appointment of same coun~~
discouraged!
,
,
,
, ,
A Lawyer may refuse to represent indigent
on valid grounds
,.................
A Lawyer ahall observe the same standard
for all clients

\98
199
200
201
202

204

DUTIES IN HANDLING
CAUSE
A. ENTIRE UEVOTIO
<, 7.01

.-.., 7.02
7.03
7.04
7.05
-~ 7.06

WITHIN THE LAW


205
208
210
2.11
213
213

A Lawyer shall give cendi


advice on merits of ease..
Duty to comply with clien s lawful request
Duty to restrain client fro impropr-iaty...;
A Lawyer shall not unde
ke influence-peddling

OF

ONORABLE MEANS

Duty to employ honorable


Technical defense....
Prosecuting or defending

..

213
215
216
217

cases

A Lawyer "hall ,,'CUi)' clie VB fraud

g:~~~:~U~.~;;;~~~~CT

7.13

A Lawyer haJl render se


qualified to do 80
A Lawyer shall Dot handle

7.15
7.16
-.....7.17
.~ 7.18
~7.19
'- 7.20
<, 7.21
<, 7.22
-- 7.23

q;.
r

........
7.28
'7.29

~nerally ......................................................
Dealings with client closely scrutinized .....

8.03

Abuse of client's confidence ......

8.04
8:'06

Rebates and commis..qions ........


A Lawyer shall.net borrow from. nor lend
money to, client. .......................... ...

.....
8.06

ice onJy when

....
8.07

................................

8.08

case without

Interviewing witnesses

225

What to do in case of confli t. in trial dates ....


Adoption of system to insu e receipt of mails ....

226
227
228
229
229

'8.09
<, 8.10
....8.11
<, 8.12

230

'8.13

231
232

...................................

of client

Requiring de.r~ of court ~fo his duty


Duty to keel> client Iully in ormed
What is required when mo ing for time to file
pielldi::lg or to postpo hearing
Diligence in handling case.

effective Je

..............

246
246
248
249
250

FUNDS
251

A 'Lawyer shall account for client's funds


A Lawyer shall not commingle client's funds .....
A Lawyer shall deliver funds to client,
subject La his lien ..

256

257

258
259
260
262
263

Purchase of client's property in litigation


Application of rule ............ '..............
Where rule inapplicable
Etrect.s 91' prohibited purchase ....
purchase of chceee in action ....

CHAPTER IX - LAWYER'S DUTY TO PRESERVE


CLIENT'S CONFIDENCE
A. PRESEUVA'rION

l eervice

....... ........

C. RESTRICTION AGAINST BUYING


CLIEN'I'S PROPERTY

222

Nouce of cbenge of nddr

244
244

VIII - LAWYER'S FIDUCIARY


OBUGATIONS

8.01
8.02

~O

Duty to render

................
Generally ................................
Consequences
to client for lawyer's breach of duties"

A. EFFECTS OF FIDUCIARY RELATION

"

D. STANDAlW OF DUTY IN CIUMINAL A(.TIONS


~... 7.25

240

CIlAPI'ER

adequate preparation
Preparation
of pleadings ..

Notice of deeth

intends to plead guilty ........

B'. ACCOUNTING OF CLIENTS

safeguard client's in rest


7.14

239

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7.11
7.12

What is required of counsel de oiicio ...


Duty of defense counsel when accused

E. CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE
TO PERFORM DUTIES

"

..
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atrimonial

~ 7.2ti
--- 7.1:l

Generally...........................
A Lawyer shall perform d ty within the law...

B. EMPI,oYMENT
7.07
7.08.
7.09
7.10

:'"'
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23G

-v 9.01

OF CLIENT'S CONFIDENCE

Duty to preserve client's confidence. generally

.....

264

xiii

~'-, 9.02
rv 9.03

~9.04
;::: 9.05

~9.06
;:-. 9.07
.:: 9.08

~ 9.10
"" 9.11
,.....9.12
~_9./3
J'Y 9.14
""~9.15
rJ 9.\6
"'-" 9.17
'" 9.18

26f.

Duration of duty" ..
Reason for the rule
A Lawyer shall not use die t's secrets
without his consent ..,
A Lawyer shall not give inti rmation from his Illes ...
A Lawyer may disclose affa ra of client
to partners ..
A Lawyer shall adopt meas res against
disclosures of client's
ecreta
.
A Lawyer shall avoid inctis
t conversation
about client's affairs ..
A Lawyer shall not reveal
is having been
consulted ..

B. SCOPE OF ATTO

-CLIENT PRIVILEGE

Requisites of privilege ..,.....


Relation of attorney and cli
Conftdentialjty..
.
Form or mode of communi
Persons entitled to claim p
Application (If rule ..
Privileged matters
.
Matters not prtvtleged
A Lawyer shall not reveal

..
nt...
.
tion ..

10.03
10.Q4

26';'

10.05

267
26P.

B. REPRESENTING
26f~

9.19

r-..- 9.20

......
9.21
~ 9.22
,..... 9.23

Exceptions to rule against

INTERESTS

A Lawyer shall not represent conflicting


interests ...........................
'10.07 Effect of termination of relation ...........
Materiality
of confidential information.
'-10.08
Foundation of, and reason fer. the rule ..
-10.09
'~!O.lO Opposing clients in same or related suite ...
Opposing clients in unrelated actions ...
'10.11
-c-, 10.12
New client against former client.. .....
-10.13 Conflicting duties ........... ,.................... , ......
<, 10.14
At.torney's interest versus client's interest .
Rule applicable to law finn .........
'10.15
--10.16
Limitations on general rule ......
.....'10.17
...............
Where no conflict of interests exists .
Where clients knowingly consent ..
::::1018
Where no true attorney-client,
10.19
....................
relationship
exists .......
<,10.20 Effects of representation
of conflicting interests ........

26~1
270

270
273

275

ivilege ..

276
276
27&
27e
28(1
282

299
305
305
306
307
309
310
312
313
313
314
314
315
317
318

CHAPTER XI - AUTHORITY OF ATTORNEY

C. EXCEPTIONS TO R LE ON PRIVILEGE
<,

CONFLICTING

298
298

"'10.(16

26~

ient's confidence

296

Duty to decline employment ...


A Lawyer shall preserve the secrets of a
prospective client ...........................
A Lawyer may act as mediator ..

A. IN m:NERAL

isclosure

of client.'s secrets
Client's waiver of privilege
Disclosure to protect alto
y'a righta..;
Cornmuntcattons
as to
Cornmunicatlcns
as to frau.
.

enroL

285
285
287
287
290

11..01
11.02

Power to bind client. generally..


Attorney
agent of client..

11.03

Collection of claims
Acceptance of service of summons

11.04

.......
'11.05
~11.06

CHAPTER X - LAWYER'S D
ES OF FAIR DEALINGS
AND AVOIDING CONFUCT OF iNTERESTS

A. FAIRNJ';SS IN DuJNGS

WITH CLIENT

-c

295

conflict orinterestsi...

296

Delegation
. Delegation

320
321

.
.

322
323

.324

of authority.
oflegal work

324

R. AUTHORITY TO APPEAR

u.ov.

,......
11.08

10.01 Duty to be candid, fair a.nd ~Oyalln all


-dealtngu with client. "I[o.rally
..
.10.02 A Lawyer shall ascertain

as

~"11.09
'''.11.10
........
11.11
.........
11.12

Generally ....
Appearance..
..
General and special appearance
Presumption of authority
.
Presumption
disputable
Disclosure of authority .

..
.
.

325
326
:~27
328
330
331

~'11.13
~-- 11.14

Effect. of unauthorized ap earanc e....


Ratificatlen of unauthorize appearance
C. CONDUCT 0

Entering into stipulations.


Agreement 8S 10what wi.t ss would testify ....
Compromlee of cause of ac on

~ 11.21
."-' 11.22

Effect ofvrant of special au


rity
.
Ratification of unauthcrts
compromi ....................
""- 11.23 Confeasjo? oljudgment
" ...
........
11.24 Dismissal of action or with rawal of appeal
~
.
r--' 11.25
Client's right to dismiss or ompromise act.ion..:
.-J 11.26 Limitations on client's righ
~ 11.27 Authority .1er judgment
.
D. MATfERS
11.28
11.29

11.30
11.31
11.32
11.33
<, 11.34
-- 11.35

IMP

Knowledge acquired by at
Notice to counse! as notice

- TERMIN

ney

12.01
12.02
12.03
12.04

343
t; .

373
374-

375
379
380
381

COUNSEL

Change of counsel
Requirements for substitution

.. . . .
Defective subatitution and. effecta thereof
Employment of additional counsel...........

CHAPTER XIII - COMPENSATION

347
348

.
.

381
382
383
384

OF ATTORNEY

A. R1GIIT TO ATTORNEY1S FEES

249

Generally
:
..
Right to protection of COUMel feee
.
Requisites fOT right to accrue
.
.
.
13.04 Written agreement......
..
.
13.05 Quantum meruit...
.
13.06 Who is Hable for attorney's fees'
13.07 Liability of persona benefited by coubSel's services ....
.
13.08 Liability of assignee
.
13.09 Liability in labor cases
13.10 Liability in derivative suits .........................................
.
.
13.11 Liability in receivership proceedings
Liability in trusteeship or guardianship
13.12
proceedings
.
Liability
in
estate
proceedings
.
13.13
13.14 Who are entitled to or to share in attorney's fees .
..
.
13.15 Non.IRwyer not entitled to fees
: .
13.16 Restrictions on some lawyerS to charge fees
13.17 Right of counsel de oficio to feea. .... . ... .. ....
.
13.18 Attorney'a conduct affecting b18 right to fees
13.19 Withdrawal of counsel from thft case ..
.
,....I 13.20 Representation of adverse interests
Lawyer's right unaffected by client's conduct
.
13.21
" .
13.22 Attomey~. diocharge by client
..
.
13.23 Client's dismissal of action.
13.01
13.02
13.03

360
353
354
356
aSB

309

ON OF A'M'ORNEytg

GE OF COUNSEL

OF CO

Generally..
"
Limitation on client's right.
Necessity of notice of discha e
Effect of dteeharge of attorn y .

12.11

12.12
12.13
12.14

350

client ",

AUTHORITY AND C
A. TERMINATION

i..

342
:~45
~:45

B. CHANGE OR SUBSTITU'I'IONOP

339

DTOCLIENT

Notice to one 8l'1 notice to 0 er counsel;


ExooJ)tions.....
.
.
Exceptions to rule that noti e to counsel
is nonce to client
Mode of service or notice..
.
.
Pereonal aervice preferred; xplecetion required ....
Mistake or negligence of eo nsel binding
upon client
..... !...
.........
Exceptions to rule that negl gence of counsel
binds client..
.

CHAPTER)[II

:{33
3:10
:1!!5
a37
a40

Death or incapacity of client

A Lawyer shall withdraw only for good cause............

Grounds for withdl'8wal without c1ieofa


consent..............................................
12.08 Procedure for withdrawal.................
12.09 Death of attorney ..,.............
12.10 Acceptance of incompatible office " ....................

LITIGATION

.......11.15 Generally.......
......
.......
11.16 Determination of procedur 1questions .,
<, 11.17 Making admissions
.
"11.18
........,
11.19
~<, 11.20

12.05
12.06
12.07

.331
. :132

3(l~

370
371
37?

386
387
388
38B
389
390
391

392
392
393
393
394
394
396
397

398
399

399
400
401
402
402
403

xvii

13.24

Client's comp~mi8e of acti n ....


B. CONTRAcT

13.25
13.26
13.27
13.28
-'

13.29

13.30
13.31
13.32
13.33

FOR

~04

TTORNEY'S FEES

Generally ........................ ................


40'
Kinds of retainer: general
d special ...... ..................
405
Validity of contract.. .........
406
Effect of nullity of contract
............................ 407
Effect of unconscionability f amcuru ......................... 407
Contingent fee contract.. .... .........................................
408
Validity of contingent fee ...
................. ................. 410
Effect of agreement to pay jtigation expeneea ....
411
Ccuetruction of prcfceeion contract ...;.............-.
412
C. MEASURE OF C MPENSATION

13.34
13.35
13.36
'-. 13.37
13.38
13.39
13.40
13.41
13.42
13.43

13.44
13.45
13.46
13.47
13.48
13.49
18.50
13.51
13.52
13.53

13.54

Amount fu:ed in valid Mnt ct ......


......................
Amount based on quantum' eruit...
Where agreement is invali
Where amount stipulated i unconscionable ...
wbere there is no express
ntract.. ..
Where attoeney and client .sregard contract.
Where counsel is precluded rom
concJuding litigation
Factors taken into account ..
Nature of services ........... ,..
Ski1l and sl:anding of attorn y ..
Value of interest involved ...
Lose of opportunity' for othe employment ..
Difficulty of issues involved ........................
Test case ...................... ,....... ................... , ,
Results secured ................... .......................
Whether fe.eis contingent...
........................
Capacity of clients to pay
....... ........................
Statutory limitation as to f s ................
Fees in C~8f~ of referral ...... ....
A Lawyer sl:tall not receive f . from
'.
anothM without client' consent ..........................
A Lawyer small avoid centro erstea with
clients concerning his es ............................

.... ................

414
414
4t5

Generally

f:

~'.'

i.

r
..;:.

~:.

~'

r.

421
422
4:1.2

423
4Z3
424
424
425
426
426
427

427

.
.
.

Execution ..,

433

434
434

435

13.65
13.66

437

Two concepts of attcmeye fees compared


.
F~ as damages not recoverable - general rule
.
Fees ee damages recoverable - exception to rule ".
13.67
Right to private..coun8el. a precondition

13.68 Award of attorney's fees discreticnery -":"'":":":":":"


13.69 Pleading and practice
.
CHA/'TERXIV

436
2

442
443

- ATTORNEY'S LIENS

A. IN GENERAL
14.01 Generally
...... ;....
..
14.02 'Retaining and charging liens distinguished

417
4:19
4~.O

Defenses

428
428
430 .
430
432

.
.
.

13.64

4J6
4.17
417

Lawyer's application to pay his fees


Petition as incident of main action
lodcpendent civil action
Remedies in estate proceedings
Court jurisdiction
Necessity ot heering

E. ATTORNEY'S FEES AS DAMAGES

415

OVER FEES
13.55

13.56
13.57
13.58
13.69
13.60
13.61
13.62
13.63

445

446

B. RETAINING UEN

14.03
14.04
14.05
14.06
14.07
14.08
14.09
14.10

Definition
..
.
Nature Bud essence of retaining lien
.
Requieitee for validity
.. .
Property to which lien attaches
.
When lien attaches....
..
.
Bond for return of documents
.,
" .
Extinguishment of retainini lien
..
.
Satisfaction of lien
,....
C. CHARGING UEN

14.1L
14.12
14.13
14.14
14.15

Nature and eeeeeee of charging lien....


.
Requisites for validity of charging l~n .
Recordal and notice of lien
....
To what charging lien attaches
Effects of charging lien

..

.
.
.

446
447
447

448
449
449
450
450

451
452
453
456
457

. i4.16
J.4.17
14.18
14.19

Extinguishment
of char
Assignmentofcharging
1
Satisfactio;n of judgment.
Enforcement

458
459
460
460

TIES OF ATTORNEY
A. LIABILITY
.. , 15.01

OR DAMAGES

Degree of care required"


.
Civil liability to client '"
Liability for breach of Iid ciary obligations.
Civilliability
to third pa y: no counterclaim

/"--' 10.02
-.. 15.03
1.5.04
15.05

against him
.
Libelous words-in pleadin a; privileged

15.06

communication
..
Liability fOT costs of surt .

101

CHAPTER XVI - SUSPENSION

A. IN GENERAL
rv

16.01
16.02
16.03
16.04
16.05

Generally ..,

....
Authority to discipline
..
Purpose of disciplinary
proceedings
.
Administrative
cases against lawyers a
class of their own
Duty to discipline or protect lawyers
.

461

16.06
16.07

Generally.....

16.08

16.09

LIABILITY
_

15.07

rv

1.n.OB

15.09
,...'15.10

I"'-"

46fi

44i7
4&8

468

OF COURT
15.1.1

Nature and purpol'(, ..


Kinds of contempt
.
Acts constituting
con temp
.
Misbehavior
.
Disobedience
.
Publication concerning pe ding litigation .....
Publication tending to de ade the court;
disreepectfullengue
in pleadings ..
Mislesding the court or ob tructing justice ..
Unacthertzed practice or t w ,.
Belligerent attitude
.
Unlawful retention of clie 'e funds
Penalty for direct contemp ; reniedy ..
Charge and hearing in ind red contempt.
Penalty

15.12
IS.J.3
15.14
""" 15.15
15.16
15.17
J

15.18

"\J'15.19
IJ 1[).20
1'-' 15.21

15.22
15,23
16.24

0/16.27
(16.28
Y'16.29

f~6.30
>16.31
t16.32

yi6.33
. v1.6.34

ji6.3S
y'"!.6.36

,-'\6.37
.

Une.thicalconduct, gener
Defaming fellow lawyers
Communicating
with adv
Encroaching
upon busine
Soliciting business....
Adverti8in,~ .....
Cooperating
in illegal pr
Nonpayment of IBP dues
F. OTHER GRO

-J. m.,.&

v(6.38
v16.39
...16.40
v1'6.41
jiS."42
/.

y 16.43

)/!6.44

y"l6.45

47:?
47:1
47,1

17,1
474
47fi
47!i
47H

485
486

..

488
489
491

Enumerated
grounds not exclusive .
Misconduct before or incident to admleeicn ..
Misconduct eommiued outside
Philippine jurisdiction
.

492

yf6.20
-'}6.21
y1p.22
0623
(1~.24
"16.25
"16.26

17.18
17.19
17.20

.
.

499
499
501

Generally
.
Obstructing justice and abuse of legal process .
Misleading the court .. , '''"
.
Forum shopping, .
Preferring false charges
.
Introducing
false evidence
, .
Blackmail; Violation ofeanon 19
.
Willfully disobeYing court. orders and
disrespect to court
.
Using vicious or disrespectfullangu~ge
.
Continuing to practice after SUBpenB10n

f)02
503
505
509

tice cf luw.

519
518
525
526

Generally
.. .... ,.. .. ..
Negligence in lhe performance of duties
Employment of unlawful means .
Decclt or misrepresentation
,..
Representing adverse interests and revealing
client's secrets
.

527
629

Purchasing clrent's property in litigation.


Failing to account or misappropriating
client's property
..

Desh'itance of complainant
Privileged communications
..
Presumption;
burden of proof;
evidence required
Modifying circumstances

Judgment.;

530

581

583

Dismissal of case
Disciplinary sanctions; basic considerations
Effects of suspension or disbarment
Reinstatemenl..
.
.
Matters taken into account.
.
.
v.

584
586
687
588

.
.

Effect of reinstatement

589

.
.

l'M'

~4I

leg moral turpitude


Isting penallewa .....
e of duties
.. ...
sehood
.
ic .
e
_ .
DURE

.
.

5;t'i
539

18.01
18.02

593
594
596

555
555
558

060

Preliminary
.
New Code of Judicial

597
597

Conduct.

A. UPHOLDING THE INTEGRITY


AND INDEPENDENCE OF JUDICIARY

54~

]8.03
'18.04
18.05

Generally
Who is a judge .
Whut a.judge should be, generally ....

606
607
607

B. AVOIDING IMPROPRIETY OR
APPEARANCE THEREOF

FOR DJSCIP'LlNI<;

ATEMENT
N OF CHARGES

Nature of prpccedings
Proceedings are confldentl

593

CHAPTER XVIII - NEW CODE OF JUDICIAL


CONDUCT

Conviction of crime invcl


Promoting 1:0 violate or vi
Misconduct in .the dischl'l
8S a public officer.
Commission of fraud or fa
Misconduct as notary pub
Other grounds for diacipli
- 'PROC

510
516
518

D. BREACH OF DUTIES TO CLIENT

17.17

rse party
.
s of another
.

17t.generally
..

instituted

'}6.18
Y16.19

17.13
17.14
17.15
17.1.6

nnscond
Gross immorality....

Who end hew

'16.10
.,16.11
v16.12
.-1613
t"l6.14
)"16.15
01\6.16
yt6.17

17.1 0
17.1 J
17.12

Nonprofessional

A. INVESTIGATI

17.07
17.08
17.09

470
471
471

TO THE BAR

lay pcop!~

AND REINS

17.06

Ily

483

8 FOR DISc/PUNE

1 4...n be O':J",,,,.':lIed

Cll.Al'TERX";"ll

17.01
17.02
17.03
17.04
17.05

468
469
470

Collecting unreasonable ees ..


Acting witeout authority
...
Willfully appearing with ut being retained

E. BREACH OF DIES

482

C. BREACH OF DUTIES TO COURT

ing his secrets


sts ...

Prejudicing client or reve


Representing
adverse in
Inlroducin~1 false evidenc
Misapprop!~ating'client's

482

.
".

B. GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINE

463
.

AND DISBARMENT

..
1........

18.06

A judge should be free from impropriety


and appearance
thereof..
.

18.07

A judge exhibit the cold neutrality of

18.08

Judge's demeanor in social

impartial

judge

610

611

.
:unctions

613

...

Action on, and inveatigati n of, complaint


Report of investigator
and decision by
Board of Governors
.
Procoodln~~ i.n the Supre
e Court and
by othet- ccurta..
..
,
.
Rea Ipsa Loquitur ..
Defeneee geeeratly
.
Executive pa:-don .

C. PERFORMANCE
1.8.09
18.10

576

18.11

577
577
fi~1

18.J2
t8.13

Generally..
A judge should
A judge should
of la w and
Fitting dignity
Attitude toward

OF DUTIES

.
.
be a mall oflenrning .... ,
be a visible representation
justice
and decorum ...
lawyers, litigants or witnesses

614
614

615
616
617

"

18.14
18.15
18.16
18.17
18.18
18.19
18.20
18.21

18.22
18.23

f.

Judge she uld not resort to i temperate

C. CRIMINAL LlABILlTlES UNDER .


. THE REVISED PENAL CODE

is
t
Ques!::!:g~~~~~:::::::
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
!
li20

Undue Interference in ques ioning wnneeeee


Compulsory diequelificatic of 8 judge;
Voluntary disqualification
Procedure for disqualifieati
Prompt diapo8ition of cases

.
.
.
.
.

A(ljudication or C88e8 ......


Di8~sat.on ofcriminaljuice
,

Rendition ofjudgment

D. ACTIVITIES OTHE
OF JUl)ICIAL

(22
'f 24

(29
130
<32
M
636

18.80

Restriction

IM.31
18.32
18.33
18.34

to promote private inte


Financial d ecloeure and div
Extra-judicia1appointments.
Prohibition against partisan
Municipal Judge acting as no

generally

,
.

ens

f;
r

618
619

,.., .

L,
..

THAN DISCHARGE
CTIONS

18.24 Personal OJ' private.relaucn


18.26 Judge shor-ld not practice le
18.26 Personal ir.vestmenta
,.,
18.27 Prohibited acts and transect
18.28 Restriction against accepttn
employDl:eni
18.29 Prohibition against 80li.citin
against

, ...

fi22

6,10
6",1

certain

19.07
19.08
19.09
19.10
19.11

19.12
19.13
19.14
19.15
19.16
19.17
19.18
19.19
19.20
19.21
19.22

6&4
CrtminalliabUlt~, g.netally
.
6&4
Knowingly rendering iuUuatjudgmenL
,:
.
6&
Judgment ~ndeN!d u",ougll nogIlpJlce
.
666
UnjU8t int.er1oaltory order,
;..,..:
.
6611
Maliciou. delay in the ad~til)D
of Juatice -.
6611
lJirect bribery
" ,., " " ...
668
Indirect bribery
.
668
lnftdelity in the custody of documents
,
.
689
Open di80bedience
", :,................. .
689
Prolonging peJfonnance of duties and powen .........
689
Abandonment of office or position
".,
.
670
Usurpation of legislative powers.,. "., ,
,.: , ,.,
Usurpation of executive functions
.., 670
670
Disobeying requ8,at for disqualification ."
,.." ..'
670
Abu ag8inst cha.tity
"
.
Faleificeticn by public officer, employee,
671
or Dotary 6r eecIeei$8ucal miD~r
.

.
D. CRIMINAL

LIABILITY

uNDea

THE

ANTI-GRA.FT ACT

using pu

6<4
645
648
649

19.23 Section 3(8). RA 3019. a's amended .................... ,....


.
19.24 Section 3(b), RA 3019. as amended
Section
3(c). RA 3019,
amended
_
.
19.25
.
19.26 Section 3(d). RA 3019. as amended .,
Section
3(e), RA 3019, as aDlended
,
.
19.27

19.28 Section 3(0, RA 3019, as amended


,"
19.29 Statement of eseete and liabilities
19.30 Penalties for violation of t.h~Anti-Graft
and CorruptPraetices Act
,
..,

a.

65 L

19.01

6S'

E. OTHER CRIMES OF PUBUC

When civilly liable, generally.

19.03

Statutorybo"is ofcivilliabilil
,
,
Liability arising from bad fait~
,
"
Immunity of state from suit,
defense of public official.th
" ,."
Liability for unexplained weal
,

19.04
19.06

"

.
.
.

81

19.06

,
'19.31 Crime of plunder ., ,
19.32 Violation of the Code of Conduct.
for Public Officials
, ,
ViolationofPD
46
,
19.33
TranJfer of unlawfully acquired
19.34
19.35 Violation of right to eouJl8el..
,
19.36 Election offense8 ,..,

654
655

659

,..,',

.
.

661

662

672
673
673
673

676
677
679

OFl'lCERs

B.ClVlL

19.02

672

, ,....,.,
,
,
,."
property
" " .. "
, ,
.

,...,..

680

,..,.
" ,."
.
" , .

681

681
682
682
683

,,,

19.37

~n.,.:~J~=~=~
==..

19,38

Authority

19,39

Administn.tive

10 diaeipline

charges,

, ."
gen u-ally ..,

"

,
"

19.46
19.47
19.48

19.49
19.60
19.51
19.52

19.63
19,64

19.55

6m
6!iB
7('8

718

".

744
74S
745
741

"

74i

,.

741
7S1
75'~
75,1

~!rO:;l~~:~.::::::.:::::::::::
':::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::.

Confidentialit.y ofproceedin
,
"
Rein.tateml!nt ofjudge previ u.ly dismissed

APPEND

751i

CES

APPEND

RULES OF
RULE 138 - AtTORNEYS

AND

Section 1. Who may practice law


Section 2. ReqUirements for all

756

admission to the ar ..;.:


, .
Section 3. Requirement for )awy l'I who are citizan,

756

~fthe United S
Seetion 4. ReqwremeDts

of America

756

767

ror appl cants from other

.'Urlsdictions

Section 12. Committ~

7<'9
718

PROCEDURE

How prcceediuga are i,atitu


A<t;on on the compiainL, ....
By whom ec mplaint investi
Hearing ,
, ,
, .
Report and recommendation
Quan'turn of evidence requi

applicants

".,

, ,

,.., ,.,

Section 6. Pre-few.
.
,
.
Section 7. Time forfiling proof of qualifications
.
Section 8. Notice of application
,.............".
Section 9. Examinations; 8ubjects"
:
,: :,;;..
Section 10. Bar examination, by questions and
answers, end in writing ."'''" ..",,.,,''''''
Section 11. Annual examination

.
.

19,"'0 Cla88iftcations of charges in erious,


less serious and light cargos."
,.."'"
,,,.
'19.41 Serious che,rgee
"..,
,
,
,
,"
19.42 Commission of more than on less serious offense .
10.49 Loa. ser:ioua chargee
,
,
19.44 Light charges
"
.
19.46 Resort to judicial remedies r utred,:
in some administrative
es,
"." ,..""
.
G. Al)MJNJ8TIIA

Section 5. Additional requirements for other-

of examinerI' ..

Section 13. Disciplinary measul'@8


.
.
Section 14, Passing average
:...'
" .
Section 15. Report of the committee; filing
of examination papers
,
,
Section 16. Failing candidatee to tab review course .
Section 17. Admission and oath of successful
applicants

,
.
Section 18. CertiJkal<>
.
Section 19, Attorney'a roll
.
section 20. Duties of attorney,
,
,
.
Section 21. Authority of attorney to appear
,..
Section 22. Attorney who appean in lower eourt.
presumed to.represeee client:
on appeal
,
"
: , .
Section 23, Authority of attorneys to bind clients
Section 24. Compensation of attorneys; agreemen~
as to fees
,..,
" .
Sectlon 25. Unlawful retention of client's funds;
contempt .....
Section 26, Change of attorneys
"
.
Section 27. Disbarment or suspension of attorneys
. by Supreme Court;j/TOundnllerefor
....
Section .28, Suspension of attorney by the Court of
Appeals or Court of First Inateace .
Sectdon 29. Upon suspension by Court or A~.
or Court of Firat Instance.
further proceedings in Supreme Court
Section 30. Attorney to be heard before removal
or suSpension , " .."
" ,
"
'
section 31. Att<>rney. for destitute litigants
.
Section 32, Compensation for attorney. de 06tio
.
Section 33, St.anding in court orperaone a'uthorlzed
. to app88r for government, ..,
.

757
757

758
758
,756
758
'759
759

769
759
759

760
760
760
760
760

761
761

762
762
762
762
763
763

763

763

764
764
764

Section
Section
. ~tion
section

3~,.By whom lit1.tion conducted


3.::.,Certain attc eyenot to pr.a.cli~:~'''''''
36" AmiCUIl curi
.
37. Atoomeys Ii

764
764

RULE 139-8 _. DIS:BARM[Jj:


OF ATl'ORNEl"S
Section

1. How institu

Section 20. Effectivity and Transitory Provtsion;

76,
i;

,
................. ,

765

RULE 140 - DISCIPLINE OF JUDGES OF REGULAR


AND SPECIAL COURTS AND JUSTICES
OF THE COURT OF APPEALS ANn
THE'SANDIGANBAYAN
Section
Section
Section
Section
Section

L How jnsututed
2, Action on the complaint
.
3. By whom' complaint investigated ..4. Hearing
~............
..
.
5. Report
Section 6. Action
..
Section 7. Classification of charges

"

.1\.Proceedi';f8 in the lotecraled


Bar of e PhiUppinea

Section 2. National Grie

ce Investigators

Section 3. Duties of the


Inveatiga

tional Grievance

Section 4. Chapter asets


ce to complainant
Section5. Serviceor di
I
"
Section 6. Verification an service of answer

5::i'

766

766

.
" .
.

760

767
767

771
771
771
772

772

772
772

772
773

Section 10. Light charges .:


.
Section 11. Sanctions ................................................
Section '12. Confidentiality of proCeedinga
.

773
773
714

768

B.Proeeedingsi
7f;g

769

Chapter
Canon
Canon
Canon
Canon
Canon

1
2
3

770

AppeallJ or Regional Trial Court ...


Section 17. L'pcn auspenslc by Court of Appeals or
Regional Tr al Court. further
proceedings In Supreme Court ...
Section lB. Confidentiality.
""'"
Section 19. Elfpenge8 ..

770

4
5
Canon 6

770
770

71t1

7~0
IV - THE LAw.YER AND THECLIENT

Oancn 14

. f

15
16
17

780 .
76J
762
782
782
7B~
7B3

784

............... ..,._
;

................ ,

~. At:U!mpb to e.x~rt personal


4.
5.

.6.

7.
8.
9.

10.
11.

12.
13.
14.
15.
16.

17.
18.
19.

20.

776

LAWYER-AND THE LEGAL


PROFESSION

777

Canon 7
Canon 8
Canon 9

777
778

III -',THE LAWYER AND THE COURTS

Canon 10
Canon 11

778
779

785

21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26,
27.

28.
29.

30.
31.
32.
33.

Punctuality and expedition


.
Candor and fairness
" .
Attitude towards jury
,
Right of lawyer to control the incidents
of the trial...
..
.
Taking technical advantage of opposite counsel;
agreements with him
Professlcnel advocacy other than before courte
Advutising, direct. aT indirect."
~
"
StiTTing up litigation. directly or through agents
Upholding the honor of the profesJrion
.
Justifiable and unjustifiable litigations
Responsibility for litigation
The lawyer's

courts .

i tluence of the court .


Counsel for an indigent prieo er .. .. , ..................
The defense or prosecution 0 those
accused of crime ..........
Adverse influence and ccnflic ing interests ....
Professional colleagues end c nfllcta of opinions ..
Advieing upon the merits of client's cauae .
Negotiations with opposite p y.
Acquiring interest in litigati
........................
Dealing ~ith trust property .....
Fixing the amount of the fee. .......
Contingent fee-J.....:........... '" ...............
Suing a client for 8 fee.:....
How far a lawyer may go in s pporting a
client's cause ...
Restraining clients from imp prietiea ..
Ill-feelinge.and personalities
tween advocates .........
Treatment of writnesaes and igants ....................
Appearance or .awyer as witn :.88f~r.his .client..............
Newspaper diecuesion or pen 109 htJgabon ..................

7Sf)

787
787
787

39.
40.
41.
42.

793

.
.

797

797
798
798
798

.
.

799
799
799

.
.

43. Approved law lists


.
44. Withdrawal from employment" attorney
or counael....
.
45. SpeciaJists..........
.
.

as

46.

Notice of specieheed

78fl

47.

Aiding the unauthorized practice o( law."

legal service ..

"

799
799
799
800
BOO
900

APPENDIXD
CANONS OF JUDICIAL ETHICS

(Adm.inistrative Order No. 182. dated 1 Aupet


of the Department (MiDiatr)") of Juatiee)

790

791
792

.
,..
.

78'7
78~
78~
7Su

79J
79J

796
796
797

..
.
Discovery ofimposition and deception
Expenses
..
,

789
789
790
790

794
794
794
795
795
796

.
.
.

duty in its last analysis

witnass..
.
NewspaperH...........

792
792
793

Partnership - names
34. Division of fee
35. Intermediariea..
.
36. Retirement from judicial potJit.ionor
public employment
37. Confidence of a client
.
38. Compensation, commtestcne and rebates
I. The duty of the lawyer to th
2. The selection'(,fjudges ...

775
776
776
777

II -THE

775

770

Canon 13

18
19
Canon 20
Canon 21
Canon 22

I - THE LAWYER AND SOCIETY

...,..,

Cbapter

Canon 12

Canon
Canon
Canon
Canon
Canon

RE8PONSmlLlTY

',ii

l(

Chapter

............ ,

Chapter
Section 15. Suspenelon of a tomey by Supreme Court.
Section J 6. Suspension of a torney by the Court of

.,

CODE OF PROFEsSIONAL

768

of Governo

,..

. APPENDIX B

767

768
768

.
.

Section 13. Investigation b Solicitor General


Section 14. Report of the
licitor General or other
court desi ted Investigator "

Section 8. Serious charges


Section 9. Leas serious charges

i66

::7?:~:..:::::.::.:.:::.

~v=~=t~v:e
Section 10. Reporto(inve tigator
Section 11. Defects
Section 12. Review and d teton by the Board

771

7fH

1.

Relations oft.hejudiciary

792

2. The public interest


,
3. A voidance of appearance of impropriety
4. Essentialconduct

79~

5,

Industry

..

1948

801

801
801
802

,
.

802

ti. ~mptness..
..
.
.
7. nctU'htY
.
.
8. C urt organizejaon .
.
9. C neidereticn for witnes es and others
' .
10. Curtesy and. clvilIty... ... ,.......
.
.
11. A potnrmente of the jud rary and their
Compensation ... " ....
"
... ,
12. ~ nehip or influence ofp roes and counsel
13. l;pendence
.

j.

14;

15.
16.
17.
18.

802
802
802
802

802
803
803

Canon 5..............
.
:
:A vocational, civic and charitable activities
."';(~o.-Financial activities
.
:.~.: Fiduciary activities.
..
.
-l~.'-., Practice oflaw and other p~l?feB8ion
.
Financial disclosure
Extra-judicial appointments
..
Political activities
. ..;
..
Compliance with the codeof judicial conduct .
Date or effe<:tivity
,..

803
803
804
'804

tnI'~~~:~~~:;I~O~'~
u'

the

.. ,,

804

" .....
.

Rer

"

814
814
814

.
.
.

814

81'
816
815

805

805
805
806

,...............

Rule 1 - PURPOSE

806
806

806
806

!..

807
807
808
808
808

.
.

Rule 2 - MANDAWRY CONTINUING


.. LEGAL EDUCATION (MCLE)
Section 1.'Constitution orthe MCLE' comm'ittee
Section 2. Requirements of Completion of MCLE

Canon 1 \
Canon 2..
Canon 3....

Section L'Inieial complian'ce.perlod


Section 2. ComplianCe Group 1
Section 3. Coinpliari,e Group 2

BLE

..

'

.
.

'

809
809
810

Rule 4 _ COMPo/k~'lON

..
1. GUIdelines
'.

71'

817

817

CATEGORIES

OF

COMPUTATION

..

xxxiii

Section 2. N'on-compliance notice and SO-day


period to attain compliance ...

REDIT
.
.
.

819
820
820

CREDIT HOURs
.

820

is _ CONSEQUENCES
.'

.,'

OF NONCOMPLIANCE
.

Section 1. Non..compliance fee


,."
. Section 2. Listing as delinquent member

821

822
822

Section 1. Process
"
: : .
Section 2. Termination of delinquent hBtmg
administrative process

Section
Section
Section
Section

1. Composition
.
2. Duty of the' Committee .:............ ~
3 ..Staff of the lBP
4. gubmission of annual budget
"

8.22

, ~!t:;:~:~~:!~~~";~t::~~~~i~f~~~~id~;
823
823

823

824

-. 82-4

VIDERAPPROVALFEE
824
CE PROCEDURES

i'"

1.'Compliance card' :
Sectio 2. Member record k eping requirement

Sectd

Rule 12 - NONCOMPLIANC

Beene 1. What constitutes

.
.

824
825

PROCEDURES
on-compliance

825
lOlXV

xx Iv

826
826

Rule 16 _ MANDATORY CONTINUING LEGAL


EDUCATION COMMrITEE

-.

Secti n l. Payment of-fees ': .....

826

,.

822

Sect~ n1. Approval OfMCf pro~am


.
Secb n 2. Standards for al~education activities .,..

S6ct~?n 3. Requirements o~ 11providers


" " .
Sectl n 4. Renewal of provi er approval
Secti n 5. Revocation of pro ider approval

826

.
.

821

PROVAL OF PR ' VlDERS

Rule

825

820

PROV AL

ACTMTrES

Rule 10 ACTMTYAND P

818
819

.
....

812

EXEMPTIONS'

OF [CATION

812

1.'Computation of redit hours

Rule 8 - STANDARDS FOR

OF ..CREDlT UNITS

811

See OD 1. Parties exempte from the MCLE :


.
Sect on 2. Other parties ex pted from the MCLE .
on 3. Good cause fore emption'from or
modiflcatio
of requirement
.
Sect on 4. Change of stat, :
"
.
Sect on 5. Proof of exem~h n
.

Rule 9 -

817
817

~'.:.:.::: . :
Section 2. Limitation on certtUricr~~t. unite

Section

811

See ion 1. Classes of credi


See ion 2. Claim for partie patory credit.. ,
Sec ion 3. Claim for DOO-p
icipatory .credit

~on

817

, .

x xii

Rule 6

816

Section 4. Compliance Group 3_:


:
.. :.. .
Section 5. Comt>li.ance penod for members admitted
or readmitted after ':~tabl'shment.of
. the prOgram :....
..
,.. -.,.

.
.
AdmlDistratlve
reapousibili lea
,,,
.
DiBqUaJification& ,:........................................................
Rem ttal of Disqualificatio
Canon' 4
.

Rule 6

816

.
,..

'Rule S _ COMPLIANCE PERIOD

CODE OF JUD CIAL CONDUCT

816

Section 1. Purpose olthe MCLE;, ..

807

APPENDIX F

JWLES ON MANDATOR'l:CONTINUING
.
LEGAL'EDUCATION
(MCLE) FOR MJ;:JiiBl':RB OF THE IBP

~C

'.

81~
813

~g;.;~~~~~~~~~:~
.:t~'I:....:: ..:.......
::.:..:.:::::

development of the 1 w.. .,.


19. Idi yncraares and lacon stency ..
20.
ew
:.......
.
.
21. Legialation
.
", .."
22. Inf actions of law..
.."
, .
23. In nsistent obligations.. ..
.
24. B iness promotions and- elicitations
for charity..
.
25.
.o~ inv~t.ments and relations
26.
utorshlps and trua
hips ..'
27. P leen politlca
,.....
.
28. Sel -Intereet .: :
.
29. Gi~ and favors ..
30. Soclal relations
31.
A 8 mmary of iUdic:;i
::~.......

Rule

813

.
.

827

.
.

827
827
827