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LEGAL FORMS We will develop these competencies through the use of assigned readings, in-class

Cases, recitations, and lectures; 6 hours a week; 2 units discussion of the rules and the policies behind them, weekly reporting of pleadings, and in-
class quizzes.
A course which trains students in the drafting of various legal documents and deeds,
as well as judicial pleadings and briefs.
Atty. Ma. Jesusa Eleanor Siquijor-Magbanua, Ll.M.
I will base your final grade on your performance on the (2) hour final exam which is patterned
SUMMER CLASS-2018 with the Bar Examinations. Your class standing (40%) and final exams (60%) will consist of
usual pleadings filed in court, True or False and/or multiple choice questions. It is closed book,
so you will be able to experience a bar like atmosphere.
Contact Information
You may consult with me through the class beadle ONLY. I will frequently give quizzes / seatwork which will typically be based on your understanding
of the previous lessons we have taken up.
Class Schedule
Our class meets every Tuesday and Friday from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. I will begin promptly at Your performance on the quizzes and your class participation (40%) will make an impact on
5:30 and will give you a working break about halfway through each class 7pm dinner break. your final grade. Your quiz performance and class participation will of course, result in your
getting a higher final grade .


We have two main sources of materials:

1. Reference books: Handbook on Pleadings: BASIC RULES AND FORMS Page 2 LEGAL FORMS SYLLABUS
By: Rufino San Buenaventura Javier
Legal Forms
By: Ruben E. Agpalo
2. Latest SC memo circular on Legal Forms
A student enrolled in a two (2) unit-credit course may thus miss no more than three (3) class
sessions, though of course perfect attendance is greatly preferred.
Course Goals
Attendance will be checked either at the start of the class after the working break.
You will develop three main competencies over the course of our semester together:
You will become familiar with and understand Legal Forms which guide lawyers’ Your professor personally keeps a record of absences for each student. When a student has
You will understand and be able to critically analyze the rationales behind the ethical rules. incurred three (3) absences, he/she will be notified with an email warning. If the student then
is absent a fourth (4th) time, a notice will be sent to the Dean’s Office, reporting said record of
Should your professor be the one who will not be able attend the class, she will notify the beadle
You will develop the ability to efficiently identify issues in filing pleadings in court and via short messaging system (SMS) five (5) hours before our class schedule.
dilemmas in realistic scenarios, and to propose well-reasoned and articulate resolutions to
these issues and Should you be absent from class for more than the permitted number of absences, you should
dilemmas. contact me as soon as possible. Accommodations can be made for students who must be
absent due to physical inability such as serious/contagious sickness or religious reasons and
in cases of truly compelling and difficult circumstances. Request for an exemption must be
accompanied with appropriate documentation.
Assignments 26. Motion to Cancel Hearing/Trial
27. Notice of Appeal
Assignment for each class will be relayed during the last 15min of the class OR may also be 28. Motion to Dismiss (review grounds)
sent to the beadle via electronic mail 3days before the class schedule. 29. Motion to Dismiss for Failure to Prosecute
30. Motion to Quash Subpoena
The assignment will typically include about 5-10 pleadings and additional readings. . 31. Notice of Lis Pendens
32. Motion to Cancel Lis Pendens
N.B. Ask the class beadle for any cancellation of classes due to inclement weather conditions,
33. Motion for Bill of Particlars
34. Motion for New Trial/Reconsideration
35. Motion for Demurrer to Evidence
OUTLINE OF COURSE CONTENT 36. Motion for Leave to Take Deposition
37. Ex-Parte Motion to Present Evidence before the Branch Clerk of Court
Introduction 38. Motion for Production and Inspection
Review Special Proceedings / Wills and Succession / Crim and Civ. Procedure 39. Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint
40. Ex Parte Application to Litigate as Indigent
FORMS, such as: Affdavits and other Pleadings, Notarization, among others: 41. Substitution of Counsel
1. Petition for declaration of Annulment of Marriage 42. Complaint with the Office of the Lupon Tagapamayapa
2. Petition for Legal Separation 43. Pre-Trial Brief
3. Petition for Adoption 44. Motion to Intervene
4. Petition for correction of entries 45. Motion for Intervention
5. Contract of Lease 46. Answer in Intervention
6. Complaint for Estafa 47. Motion for Summary Judgment
7. Petition for change of name 48. Motion for Relief from Judgment w/ Prayer for Injunction
8. Petition for Habeas Corpus 49. Motion for Execution
9. Petition for Issuance of Writ of Kalikasan 50. Motion to Stay Execution
10. Petition for Issuance of Writ of Amparo 51. Motion for Execution Pending Appeal
11. Petition for Issuance of Writ of Habeas Data 52. Motion for Restitution or Reparation of Damages
12. DEMAND LETTER 53. Complaint for Revival of Judgment
13. .Answer


14. . Acknowledgment of Debt

15. Promissory Note
16. Deed of Absolute Sale
17. Affidavit - One and the Same Person (or Prudent Interested Person)
18. Judicial Affidavit Rule (AM No. 12-8-8-SC)
19. A.M. No. 11-9-4-SC (2012) or the Efficient Use of Paper Rule 54. Petition for Reconstitution and Issuance of Owner’s Duplicate copies of Title
20. A.M. No. 08-8-7-SC (2016) or the Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 55. Motion for Voluntary Inhibition
21. Amended Complaint 56. Motion to Inhibit
23. Complaint in Intervention 58. Motion to Admit Apellee's Brief
24. Motion for Inhibition 59. Motion to Admit Appellant’s Brief
25. Entry of Appearance
60. Motion to Admit Attached Comment & Apologies 98. Partial Compliance
61. Motion to Amend Complaint/Petition 99. PETITION
62. Motion to Archive Case 100. Petition for Certiorari
63. Motion to Consolidate Cases 101. Petition for Review
64. Motion To Declare Defendants In Default 102. Petition For Review on Certiorari
65. Motion to Defer Proceedings 103. Position Paper
66. Motion to Expunge 104. Pre-Trial Brief
67. Motion to Reset * 105. Pre-Trial Brief for Petitioner
68. Motion to Refer Case 106. Pre-Trial Brief for Respondent
69. MOTION TO RESOLVE 107. Pre-Trial Conference
70. Motion to Serve Summons by Publication 108. Preliminary Conference Brief
71. Motion To Set Case For Hearing 109. Proof of Service
72. Motion to Set Case for Pre-Trial 110. Record on Appeal
73. Motion to Set Case for Preliminary Conference 111. Records and TSN
74. Motion to Suspend 112. Rejoinder
75. Motion to take Oral Deposition 113. Reply
76. Motion to Transfer date of Hearing 114. Reply And Answer
77. Motion To Withdraw Appeal 115. Reply Brief
78. Motion to Withdraw Appearance 116. Report
79. Motion to Withdraw as Counsel 117. Request
80. Motion to Withdraw Complaint 118. Request for Issuance of Subpoena Ad Testificandum
81. Motion to Withdraw Petition 119. Request Of Records To NLRC
82. Nomination of a Commissioner 120. Return of Records
83. Notice Change of Address 121. Return of Writ
84. Notice Of Appeal 122. Statement of Claim
85. Notice Of Appearance 123. Submission
86. Notice of Appearance w/ Motion for Extension 124. Summons
87. Notice of Claim 125. Supplemental Appelee's Brief
88. Notice of Deputation 126. Supplemental Motion
89. Notice Of Hearing 127. Surrejoinder
90. Notice Of Lis Pendens 128. Transmittal
91. Notice of Withdrawal of Counsel 129. Urgent Ex-Parte Motion
92. Opposition 130. Urgent Manifestation and Motion
93. Omnibus Motion 131. Urgent Motion
94. Omnibus Order 132. HOLOGRAPHIC WILL
95. Opposition-LRA Registration 133. NOTARIAL WILL
134. Urgent Omnibus Motion
135. Verified Petition
136. Withdrawal of Motion

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96. Oppositor-Appellant's Brief

97. Oppositor-Appellee's Brief