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Preliminary conference order; position papers, C6S21 CPRA

Section 21, Canon VI

SECTION 21. Preliminary conference order; position papers. Within ten (10) calendar days from receipt of the preliminary conference       briefs, the Investigating Commissioner shall issue a Preliminary Conference Order, on the basis of such briefs submitted by the parties and counsels, summarizing the stipulated facts, issues and marked exhibits.
The Investigating Commissioner shall further direct the parties to submit their verified position papers within a non-extendible period of ten (10) calendar days from receipt of the preliminary conference order. (2023 Code of Professional Responsibility and Accountability or CPRA)

1. Preliminary conference order; position papers

a. Preliminary conference order

Under this section, Investigating Commissioners are required to “issue a Preliminary Conference Order, on the basis of such briefs submitted by the parties and counsels, summarizing the stipulated facts, issues and marked exhibits.”

1) 10-calendar day

The said order is required to be issued within 10 calendar days from receipt of the preliminary conference briefs.

b. Verified position papers

In addition to the said order, the parties will be directed to submit their verified position papers.

1) Non-extendible 10-calendar deadline

The said verified position papers are required to be submitted “within a non-extendible period of ten (10) calendar days from receipt of the preliminary conference order.”

References

Canon VI, 2023 Code of Professional Responsibility

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