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Code of Professional Responsibility

Code of Professional Responsibility

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(Promulgated June 21, 1988)
 
CHAPTER I. THE LAW AND SOCIETYCANON 1 - A LAWYER SHALL UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION, OBEY THE LAWS OF THE LANDAND PROMOTE RESPECT FOR LAW AND LEGAL PROCESSES.
Rule 1.01 - A lawyer shall not engage in unlawful, dishonest, immoral or deceitful conduct.Rule 1.02 - A lawyer shall not counsel or abet activities aimed at defiance of the law or atlessening confidence in the legal system.Rule 1.03 - A lawyer shall not, for any corrupt motive or interest, encourage any suit or
proceeding or delay any man’s c
ause.Rule 1.04 - A lawyer shall encourage his clients to avoid, end or settle a controversy if it willadmit of a fair settlement.
CANON 2 - A LAWYER SHALL MAKE HIS LEGAL SERVICES AVAILABLE IN AN EFFICIENT ANDCONVENIENT MANNER COMPATIBLE WITH THE INDEPENDENCE, INTEGRITY AND EFFECTIVE-NESS OF THE PROFESSION.
Rule 2.01 - A lawyer shall not reject, except for valid reasons, the cause of the defenseless orthe oppressed.Rule 2.02 - In such cases, even if the lawyer does not accept a case, he shall not refuse torender legal advice to the person concerned if only to the extent necessary to safeguard the
latter’s rights.
 Rule 2.03 - A lawyer shall not do or permit to be done any act designed primarily to solicit legalbusiness.Rule 2.04 - A lawyer shall not charge rates lower than those customarily prescribed unless thecircumstances so warrant.
CANON 3 - A LAWYER IN MAKING KNOWN HIS LEGAL SERVICES SHALL USE ONLY TRUE,HONEST, FAIR, DIGNIFIED AND OBJECTIVE INFORMATION OR STATEMENT OF FACTS.
Rule 3.01 - A lawyer shall not use or permit the use of any false, fraudulent, misleading,deceptive, undignified, self-laudatory or unfair statement or claim regarding his qualificationsor legal services.
 
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Rule 3.02 - In the choice of a firm name, no false, misleading or assumed name shall be used.The continued use of the name of a deceased partner is permissible provided that the firmindicates in all its communications that said partner is deceased.Rule 3.03 - Where a partner accepts public office, he shall withdraw from the firm and his nameshall be dropped from the firm name unless the law allows him to practice law concurrently.Rule 3.04 - A lawyer shall not pay or give anything of value to representatives of the massmedia in anticipation of, or in return for, publicity to attract legal business.
CANON 4 - A LAWYER SHALL PARTICIPATE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LEGAL SYSTEM BYINITIATING OR SUPPORTING EFFORTS IN LAW REFORM AND IN THE IMPROVEMENT OF THEADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE.CANON 5 - A LAWYER SHALL KEEP ABREAST OF LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS, PARTICIPATE INCONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS, SUPPORT EFFORTS TO ACHIEVE HIGHSTANDARDS IN LAW SCHOOLS AS WELL AS IN THE PRACTICAL TRAINING OF LAW STUDENTSAND ASSIST IN DISSEMINATING INFORMATION REGARDING THE LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE.CANON 6 - THESE CANONS SHALL APPLY TO LAWYERS IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE IN THEDISCHARGE OF THEIR OFFICIAL TASKS.
Rule 6.01 - The primary duty of a lawyer engaged in public prosecution is not to convict but tosee that justice is done. The suppression of facts or the concealment of witnesses capable of establishing the innocence of the accused is highly reprehensible and is cause for disciplinaryaction.Rule 6.02 - A lawyer in the government service shall not use his public position to promote oradvance his private interests, nor allow the latter to interfere with his public duties.Rule 6.03 - A lawyer shall not, after leaving government service, accept engagement oremployment in connection with any matter in which he had intervened while in said service.
CHAPTER II. LAWYER AND THE LEGAL PROFESSIONCANON 7 - A LAWYER SHALL AT ALL TIMES UPHOLD THE INTEGRITY AND DIGNITY OF THELEGAL PROFESSION AND SUPPORT THE ACTIVITIES OF THE INTEGRATED BAR.
Rule 7.01 - A lawyer shall be answerable for knowingly making a false statement or suppressinga material fact in connection with his application for admission to the bar.Rule 7.02 - A lawyer shall not support the application for admission to the bar of any personknown by him to be unqualified in respect to character, education, or other relevant attribute.
 
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Rule 7.03 - A lawyer shall not engage in conduct that adversely reflects on his fitness to practicelaw, nor shall he, whether in public or private life, behave in a scandalous manner to thediscredit of the legal profession.
CANON 8 - A LAWYER SHALL CONDUCT HIMSELF WITH COURTESY, FAIRNESS AND CANDORTOWARD HIS PROFESSIONAL COLLEAGUES, AND SHALL AVOID HARASSING TACTICS AGAINSTOPPOSING COUNSEL.
Rule 8.01 - A lawyer shall not, in his professional dealings, use language which is abusive,offensive or otherwise improper.Rule 8.02 - A lawyer shall not, directly or indirectly, encroach upon the professionalemployment of another lawyer; however, it is the right of any lawyer, without fear or favor, togive proper advice and assistance to those seeking relief against unfaithful or neglectfulcounsel.
CANON 9 - A LAWYER SHALL NOT, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, ASSIST IN THE UNAUTHORIZEDPRACTICE OF LAW.
Rule 9.01 - A lawyer shall not delegate to any unqualified person the performance of any taskwhich by law may only be performed by a member of the Bar in good standing.Rule 9.02 - A lawyer shall not divide or stipulate to divide a fee for legal services with personsnot licensed to practice law, except:a) Where there is a pre-
existing agreement with a partner or associate that, upon the latter’s
death, money shall be paid over a reasonable period of time to his estate or to personsspecified in the agreement; orb) Where a lawyer undertakes to complete unfinished legal business of a deceased lawyer; orc) Where a lawyer or law firm includes non-lawyer employees in a retirement plan, even if theplan is based in whole or in part, on a profitable sharing arrangement.
CHAPTER III. THE LAWYER AND THE COURTSCANON 10 - A LAWYER OWES CANDOR, FAIRNESS AND GOOD FAITH TO THE COURT.
Rule 10.01 - A lawyer shall not do any falsehood, nor consent to the doing of any in Court; norshall he mislead, or allow the Court to be misled by any artifice.Rule 10.02 - A lawyer shall not knowingly misquote or misrepresent the contents of paper, thelanguage or the argument of opposing counsel, or the text of a decision or authority, orknowingly cite as law a provision already rendered inoperative by repeal or amendment, orassert as a fact that which has not been proved.

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