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Resumption of practice of law, C6S46 CPRA

Section 46, Canon VI

SECTION 46. Resumption of practice of law. – The Sworn Statement shall be considered as proof of the suspended lawyer’s compliance with the order of suspension. Such lawyer shall be allowed to resume the practice of law upon the filing of the Sworn Statement before the Supreme Court.
However, any false statement in the Sworn Statement shall be a ground for a complaint for disbarment.
Within five (5) days from the filing of the Sworn Statement and the Office of the Bar Confidant determines that there is a false statement stated therein, it shall refer the same to the Court for its immediate action. (2023 Code of Professional Responsibility and Accountability or CPRA)

1. Resumption of practice of law

a. Sworn Statement as proof of compliance

The Sworn Statement is “considered as proof of the suspended lawyer’s compliance with the order of suspension.”

b. Resume practice upon filing

Upon filing of the Sworn Statement before the Supreme Court, lawyers who have been suspended are allowed to resume the practice of law.

c. Disbarment for false statement

For any false statement made in the Sworn Statement, it will be “a ground for a complaint for disbarment.”

1) Office of the Bar Confidant

The Office of the Bar Confidant will refer the matter to the Supreme Court for immediate action if the OBC determines that there is a false statement stated therein within 5 days from filing of the Sworn Statement.

References

Canon VI, 2023 Code of Professional Responsibility

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