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Serious offenses, C6S33 CPRA

Section 33, Canon VI

SECTION 33. Serious offenses. –  Serious offenses include:
(a) Gross misconduct, or any  inexcusable, shameful or flagrant unlawful conduct;
(b) Serious dishonesty, fraud, or deceit, including falsification of documents and making untruthful statements;
(c) Bribery or corruption;
(d) Gross negligence in the performance of duty, or conduct that is reckless and inexcusable, which results in the client being deprived of his or her day in court;
(e) Conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude;
(f) Grossly immoral conduct, or an act that is so corrupt or false as to constitute a criminal act, or so immoral as to be reprehensible to a high degree;
(g) Misappropriating a client’s funds or properties;
(h) Gross ignorance of the law or procedure, or the disregard of basic rules and settled jurisprudence, when either is attended by bad faith, malice, or corrupt motive;
(i) Grossly undignified conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice;
(j) Sexual abuse;
(k) Gender-based sexual harassment or discrimination;
(l) Open defiance to any order of the court, tribunal, or other government agency;
(m) Threat of physical or economic harm, amounting to a crime, directed at a fellow lawyer, the latter’s client or principal, a witness, or any official or employee of a court, tribunal, or other government agency;
(n) Willful and deliberate forum shopping, and forum shopping through gross negligence;
(o) Intentional violation of the rule on privileged communication;
(p) Violation of the notarial rules, except reportorial requirements, when attended by bad faith;
(q) Intentional violation of the conflict of interest rules;
(r) Influence-peddling or using one’s relationships to obtain a favorable action on, or outcome in, any pending matter or proceeding, directly or indirectly, with or without monetary consideration, from any officer of a court, tribunal or other government agency;
(s) Unlawful discrimination under Canon V; and
(t) Sale, distribution, possession and/or use of illegal drugs or substances. (2023 Code of Professional Responsibility and Accountability or CPRA)

1. Serious offenses

a. Gross misconduct,   or any  inexcusable, shameful   or flagrant unlawful conduct

b. Serious dishonesty, fraud, or deceit, including falsification of documents and making untruthful statements

c. Bribery or corruption

d. Gross negligence in the performance of duty, or conduct that is reckless and inexcusable, which results in the client being deprived of his or her day in court

e. Conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude

f. Grossly immoral conduct, or an act that is so corrupt or false as to constitute a criminal act, or so immoral as to be reprehensible to a high degree

g. Misappropriating a client’s funds or properties

h. Gross ignorance of the law or procedure, or the disregard of basic rules and settled jurisprudence, when either is attended by bad faith, malice, or corrupt motive

i. Grossly undignified conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice

j. Sexual abuse

k. Gender-based sexual harassment or discrimination

l. Open defiance to any order of the court, tribunal, or other government agency

m. Threat of physical or economic harm, amounting to a crime

n. Willful and deliberate forum shopping, and forum shopping through gross negligence

o. Intentional violation of the rule on privileged communication

p. Violation of the notarial rules, except reportorial requirements, when attended by bad faith

q. Intentional violation of the conflict of interest rules

r. Influence-peddling

s. Unlawful discrimination under Canon V, CPRA

t. Sale, distribution, possession and/or use of illegal drugs or substances.

References

Canon VI, 2023 Code of Professional Responsibility

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