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Quantum and burden of proof, C6S32 CPRA

Section 32, Canon VI

SECTION 32. Quantum and burden of proof – In administrative disciplinary cases, the complainant has the burden of proof to establish with substantial evidence the allegations against the respondent. Substantial evidence is that amount of relevant evidence which a reasonable mind might accept as adequate to justify a conclusion. (2023 Code of Professional Responsibility and Accountability or CPRA)

1. Quantum and burden of proof

a. Quantum of proof

Substantial evidence – refers to “that amount of relevant evidence which a reasonable mind might accept as adequate to justify a conclusion.” (CPRA, Section 32, Canon VI)

The quantum of proof required is substantial evidence in administrative cases.

b. Burden of proof

The burden of proof is on the complainant “to establish with substantial evidence the allegations against the respondent.”

References

Canon VI, 2023 Code of Professional Responsibility

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