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Proceedings initiated before the Supreme Court, C6S30 CPRA

Section 30, Canon VI

SECTION 30. Proceedings initiated before the Supreme Court. – In proceedings initiated by the Supreme Court, or proceedings commenced by complaint filed with the Supreme Court, the Supreme Court may refer the case for investigation, report and recommendation to the Office of the Bar Confidant, or the IBP, or other fact-finding body that is designated or created by the Supreme Court for such purpose.
Cases referred to the Office of the Bar Confidant, or other fact­ finding body, or the IBP shall proceed in the same manner provided in Sections 5 to 29 of this Canon.
In any event, the report and recommendation on the investigation shall be reviewed directly by the Supreme Court, which shall take such necessary action on the report and recommendation as may be warranted. (2023 Code of Professional Responsibility and Accountability or CPRA)

1. Proceedings initiated before the Supreme Court

a. Referral

For cases initiated by or a complaint filed with the Supreme Court, they may be referred for investigation, report and recommendation to:

1) The Office of the Bar Confidant, or

2) The IBP, or

3) Other fact-finding body that is designated or created by the Supreme Court for such purpose.

NB: The above-mentioned are required to “proceed in the same manner provided in Sections 5 to 29 of [the CPRA].”

b. Review by the Supreme Court

Regardless of where the case was referred, the Supreme Court will review directly the report and recommendation and “take such necessary action on the report and recommendation as may be warranted.”

References

Canon VI, 2023 Code of Professional Responsibility

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