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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) copies thereof shall be filed with the Secretary of the IBP or the Secretary of any of its chapters, who shall forthwith transmit the same to the IBP Board of Governors. (2023 Code of Professional Responsibility and Accountability or CPRA)

1. Contents of the complaint

a. Verified complaint

Verified – refers to the document being checked for genuineness and authenticity via a Notary Public, i.e., notarized.

Under this section, the complaint is required to be verified.

1) Contents

Judicial affidavits – refer to an affidavit in the form of a direct examination wherein a questions are propounded and the affiant answers them.

The complaint shall:

1) State clearly and concisely the acts or omissions complained of; and

2) Be supported by judicial affidavits of the witnesses and such other documents in support thereof.

b. Venue

Six (6) copies of the verified complaint are required to be filed with either:

1) The IBP Secretary; or

2) The Secretary of any of the IBP Chapters.

Once received, the complaint will then be transmitted/forwarded to the IBP Board of Governors.

References

Canon VI, 2023 Code of Professional Responsibility

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