Assignment by raffle of Investigating Commissioner, C6S5 CPRA
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Assignment by raffle of Investigating Commissioner, C6S5 CPRA

Section 5, Canon VI SECTION 5. Assignment by raffle of Investigating Commissioner. – The IBP Board of Governors shall assign by raffle an Investigating Commissioner from among the lawyers approved by the Supreme Court in the list submitted by the IBP or, when special circumstances so warrant, a panel of three (3) Investigating Commissioners, to…

List of investigating commission; qualifications, C6S4 CPRA
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List of investigating commission; qualifications, C6S4 CPRA

Section 4, Canon VI SECTION 4. List of Investigating Commissioners; qualifications. – The IBP shall recommend to the Supreme Court one hundred fifty (150) lawyers in good standing and repute, whom the IBP shall proportionately select from its nine (9) regions. The IBP may periodically recommend the adjustment of the number of Investigating Commissioners to…

Contents of the complaint, C6S3 CPRA
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Contents of the complaint, C6S3 CPRA

Section 3, Canon VI SECTION 3. Contents of the complaint. -The complaint shall be verified. It shall state clearly and concisely the acts or omissions complained of and shall be supported by judicial affidavits of the witnesses and such other documents in support thereof. If the verified complaint is filed before the IBP, six (6)…

How instituted, C6S2 CPRA
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How instituted, C6S2 CPRA

Section 2, Canon VI SECTION 2. How instituted. – Proceedings for the disbarment, suspension, or discipline of lawyers may be commenced by the Supreme Court on its own initiative, or upon the filing of a verified complaint by the Board of Governors of the IBP, or by any person, before the Supreme Court or the…

Nature of disciplinary proceedings against lawyers, C6S1 CPRA
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Nature of disciplinary proceedings against lawyers, C6S1 CPRA

Section 1, Canon VI SECTION 1. Nature of disciplinary proceedings against lawyers. – Disciplinary proceedings against lawyers shall be confidential in character and summary in nature. Nonetheless, the final order of the Supreme Court shall be published like its decisions in other cases. (2023 Code of Professional Responsibility and Accountability or CPRA) 1. Nature of…

General provisions, C6 CPRA
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General provisions, C6 CPRA

General Provisions, Canon VI SECTION 1. Transitory provision. – The CPRA shall be applied to all pending and future cases, except to the extent that in the opinion of the Supreme Court, its retroactive application would not be feasible or would work injustice, in which case the procedure under which the cases were filed shall…

Costs, C6S53 CPRA
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Costs, C6S53 CPRA

Section 53, Canon VI SECTION 53. Costs. -All reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in relation to disciplinary and disbarment proceedings are lawful charges for which the parties may be taxed as costs, subject to proof. (2023 Code of Professional Responsibility and Accountability or CPRA) References • Canon VI, 2023 Code of Professional Responsibility