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IBP Cebu City and Province Schedule of Fees

INTEGRATED BAR OF THE PHILIPPINES

Cebu City Chapter

IBP Building, Capitol Compound, Cebu City

JOINT RESOLUTION No.06-2005

A JOINT RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE MINIMUM ATTORNEY'S FEES SCHEDULE OF THE


INTEGRATED BAR OF THE PHILIPPINES (IBP) CEBU CITY CHAPTER AND PROVICNE
CHAPTERS

WHEREAS, rule 20.01 of Canon 20 of the Code of Professional Responsibility provides the
various factors in determining the attorney's fees;

WHEREAS, One of the factors thereof as provided in paragraph (f) is the customary charges for
similar services and the schedule of fees of the IBP chapters to which the lawyer belongs;

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WHEREAS, Section 14 of the Chapter By- Laws of the IBP provides that the chapter may adopt
such rules and regulations as it shall see fit, including a minimum attorney's fees schedule;

WHEREAS, Both the Cebu City and Province of Cebu IBP chapters feel the need to update the
Minimum Attorney's fees Schedule published in the year 1999;

RESOLVED, that the Cebu City and Province of Cebu IBP chapters hereby adopt the following:

MINIMUM ATTORNEY'S FEES SCHEDULE

I. Consultation and Retainership

1. Plain Consultation P500.00 per hour

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2. Consultation with Written Advice or Opinion P1,000.00 or P500.00 per page

3. Research or Preliminary Study P500.00 per hour

4. Preparation of Attorney's Letter P500.00

5. Retainership Agreement P2,000.00 month

II. Notarial Fees

1. Preparation, review Subscribing of simple Affidavits (Jurat) P500.00

2. Preparation, review and Authentication of Documents or statements P500.00

3. Preparation, review and Acknowledgment of

Powers of Attorney or Ordinary documents P1,000.00

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The foregoing fees refer to the notarization only and exclude the additional charge for legal
services rendered in the formulation and preparation of the said documents.

III. Contracts or Agreements

1. Preparation and Acknowledgment of Contracts or Agreement of Sale- 1% of the actual

donations interv vivos or mortis causa, lease,assignment, consideration or fair

mortgage and foreclosure, antichresis, extrajudicial partition, market value


of the property, or settlement of estate, easement and other deeds of property
involved conveyancing involving real or person property whichever is higher but not
less than P1,000.00

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2. Preparation and acknowledgment of deeds, contracts or agreement not involving the


conveyancing of real or personal property - P1,000.00

IV. Corporation And Partnership

1. Registration of Articles of Incorporation and by-Laws of a corporation ( Stock or non-Stock)

a. With Express Lane Form P7,500.00

b. Without Express Lane Form P15,000.00

2. Registration of Articles of Partnership

a. With Express Lane Form P5,000.00

b. Without Express Lane form P10,000.00

3. Registration of Amended Articles of incorporation or By-Laws P5,000.00 of a Corporation

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or Amended Articles of partnership

4. Engagement in cases or other matters before the Securities P10,000.00 and Exchange
Commission

5. Preparation and notarization of Resolutions of corporations P500.00 or partnerships,


certification, and Minutes of meetings

6. Appointment as Corporate Secretary P2,000.00 a month

V. Acceptance Fees

Written contract shall control the amount to be paid for legal services (Sec. 24, Rule 138,
Revised Rules of Court). Generally a contract of professional services may either be oral or in
writing. The fees stipulated may be absolute or contingent; it may for a fixed percentage of any
amount recovered in the action. The contract may call for a down payment; it may be a
combination of these arrangements; (Agpalo Legal ethics, 80 ed., p 321).

For Acceptance fee, the following minimum schedule is recommended:

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A. Civil Case

1. Municipal Circuit Trial Court, Municipal Trial Court and Municipal Trial Court in Cities;

a. Exercise of original, delegated, special jurisdiction P10,000.00 and special


proceedings

2. Regional Trial Court:

a. Exercise of exclusive or concurrent jurisdiction P20,000.00

b. Exercise of appellate jurisdiction P25,000.00

3. Court of Appeals:

a. Exercise of original (exclusive or concurrent with SC and RTC P35,000.00

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jurisdiction

b. Exercises of Appellate (ordinary appeal or appeal by petition P35,000.00 for Review)


jurisdiction

c. Petitions for review from the RTC in cases appealed thereto P35,000.00 from the lower
courts

4. Supreme Court:

a. Exercise of original (exclusive or concurrent with CA or RTC) P50,000.00 jurisdiction,


such as petitions for certiorari, prohibition, mandamus under Rule 65, habeas corpus
and quo warranto

b. Exercise of appellate jurisdiction such as petitions for review P50,000.00 certiorari


under Rule 45

B. Criminal Cases:

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1. Municipal circuit Trial Court, Municiapl Trial Court and Municiapl trial Court in Cities

a. Exercise of exclusive original jurisdiction P15,000.00

2. Regional Trial Court

a. Exercise of exclusive original jurisdiction P25,000.00

b. Exercise of exclusive appellate jurisdiction P25,000.00

3. Sandiganbayan

a. Exercise of exclusive original jurisdiction P35,000.00

b. Exercise of exclusive appellate jurisdiction P35,000.00

c. Petition for review P35,000.00

4. Courts of Appeals P35,000.00

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a. Exercise of original (exclusive or concurrent with SC

and RTC jurisdiction

b. Exercise of exclusive appellate jurisdiction (by appeal P35,000.00 or by petition for review

5. Supreme Court

a. Exercise of original (exclusive or concurrent with CA P50,000.00 or RTC) jurisdiction

b. Exercise of exclusive appellate (by appeal or petiiton for P50,000.00 review on certiorari)

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C. Administrative Cases:

1. Quasi-judicial agencies in the exercise of their original quasi- P20,000.00 judicial


functions

2. Quasi- judicial agencies in the exercise of their appellate P25,000.00 quasi- judicial
functions

VI. Appearance Fees

A. Before the Courts:

1. Municipal Circuit Trial Court, Municipal Trial Court and P1,500.00 or P800 per hour
Municipal Trial Court in Cities

2. Regional Trial Court P2,000.00 or P1,000.00 per hour

3. Sandiganbayan P5,000.00 or P1,000.00/hr

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4. Courts of Appeal P5,000.00 or P1,500.00/hr

5. Supreme Court P10,000.00 or P2,000.00/hr

B. Before: Labor Agencies or offices

1. Labor Arbiter P1,000.00

2. DOLE Regional Office, NCMB, BLR, Voluntary Arbitrator, POEA P1,000.00

3. National Labor Relations Commission P1,500.00

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C. Before the Ombudsman and the DOJ Prosecution Service

1. Ombudsman P1,000.00

2. Office of the City or Provincial Prosecutor P1,000.00

3. Office of the Regional State Prosecutor P1,500.00

D. Before other Administrative Agencies

1. DAR,BI, CSC, COMELEC,ECC, ERC,HLURB,LTFRB,NTC,PRC,SSS P1,000.00 LRA, CAB,


GSIS, OIC, BOI, and others

E. Other Engagement Fees

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1. Negotiation and Execution of Collective Bargaining Agreement P10,000.00 or 1,000/hr

2. Petition for Injunction before the NLRC P25,000.00

3. Petition for Assumption or Certification of Labor dispute before the

DOLE Secretary P50,000.00

4. Naturalization proceeding P50,000.00

5. Election Protest and others proceedings P50,000.00

6. Testate or Instate Proceedings

a. With Opposition P30,000.00 or 10% of

the fair market value of

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the property whichever

is higher

b. Without Opposition P20,000.00 or 5% of

the fair market value of

whichever value is higher

7. Land Registration P20,000.00 or 5% of

the fair market value of

the property whichever

is higher

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8. Registration of Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights P30,000.00

9. Voluntary Arbitration P10,000.00

10. Investigative Commissions and Bureau and P10,000.00 Law Enforcement Agencies

11. Immigration Proceedings P10,000.00

12. Other Engagements P10,000.00

VIII. APPLICABLE PROVISIONS

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1. The foregoing Minimum Attorney's fees Schedule shall not be construed as fixing the
minimum fee or the reasonable fee to be charged in any given case or situation.

2. An Attorney shall be entitled to have and recover from his client reasonable compensation for
his services with a view to the importance of the subject matter of the controversy, the extent of
the services rendered and the professional standing of the attorney.

3. A contract for a contingent fee, where sanctioned by law, should be reasonable under all the
circumstances of the case including the risk and uncertainty of the compensation, but should
always be subject to the supervision of a court, as to its reasonableness.

4. The Client shall bear all the expenses and cost of litigation. A lawyer may not properly agree
with a client that the lawyer shall pay or bear the expenses of litigation; he may in good faith
advance expenses as a matter of convenience, but subject to reimbursement.

5. In fixing fees, it should not be forgotten that the legal professional is a branch in the

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administration of justice, not a mere money-getting trade

6. Member who stubbornly refused to follow the foregoing Minimum fee schedule shall reported
to the IBP National office for disciplinary action.

7. Pro bono cases may allow the lawyer to receive payment from the client to cover the office
expense and other actual incurred by the lawyer.

8. The foregoing Minimum Attorneys Fees Schedule supersedes previous Minimum Attorneys
Fees Schedule.

9. Adopted by the 16 th Board of Officers of the IBP Cebu Province and Cebu City Chapters on
February 9,2005 at Baseline Restaurant, Cebu City, Philippines.

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APPROVED:

For IBP Cebu City Chapter: For IBP Cebu Province Chapter:

DEMOCRITO C. BARCENAS MANUEL M. MONZON

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President President

Attested Attested:

MICHELLE GERALDINE G. MENDEZ Cecilia J. Adlawan

Secretary Secretary

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