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Dismissal after answer, C6S15 CPRA

Section 15, Canon VI

SECTION 15. Dismissal after answer. – If the Investigating Commissioner finds that the complaint is not meritorious based on the verified answer, the Investigating Commissioner shall recommend to the Supreme Court the dismissal of the complaint.  Otherwise, the Supreme Court shall direct the Investigating Commissioner to conduct further proceedings. (2023 Code of Professional Responsibility and Accountability or CPRA)

1. Dismissal after answer

Under this section, Investigating Commissioners are required to recommend to the Supreme Court the dismissal of the complaint if they find “that the complaint is not meritorious based on the verified answer.” 

NB: If there is merit, the Supreme Court will direct the Investigating Commissioners “to conduct further proceedings.”

References

Canon VI, 2023 Code of Professional Responsibility

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