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FLOWCHART FOR RULES 22 AND 24

Parties to file their respective INITIATORY PLEADING and


ANSWER
Court orders Parties to submit themselves to MEDIATION and if necessary, to
JDR
FAILED JDR

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Parties may Resort to Modes of


Discovery [Sec. 22.3]
30 days from
Notice issued by
the Court
Parties will submit JUDICIAL AFFIDAVITS AND EVIDENCE. [Sec.
22.2(a)]
15 days from Notice Comparison of Original vs. Copies
issued by the Court before the Clerk of Court [Sec. 22.2
c]
Parties will submit DRAFT TERMS OF REFERENCE.
[Sec. 22.4(a)]
15 days from
submission by
parties

Court will prepare FINAL TERMS OF REFERENCE. [Sec.


22.4(g)]
Notice of Preliminary
Conference [Sec.
22.5]

PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE [Secs. 22.6 to


All parties and counsels are
required to attend [Sec. 22.6]
Court may issue judgment or
dismiss the case. [Sec. 22.9(e)]

Court will issue the ORDER OF TRIAL. [Sec.


Judge determines mode of trial or Parties may choose alternate trial by unanimous agreement
[Sec. 24.3]

REGULAR FACE-TO-FACE

SIMPLE FACE-TO-FACE

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ALTERNATE

After ALL issues have been


heard.
30
days

Oral arguments [Sec.


24.13(b)(2)]
Court will render Oral
decision [Sec. 24.13(b)(1)]

Parties will submit MEMORANDUM or DRAFT DECISION


If Alternate or Regular Face-to-Face
Trial (a)(1)]
[Sec. 24.13
Court may allow Oral
Arguments [Sec.24.13
(a) (2)]

90 days from Oral


Arguments [Sec.24.13
(a)(3)]

2)

10 days from
submission of
Memorandum or
Draft Decision

If Simple Face-to-Face
Trial

1)

court may order winning party to submit a


memorandum or draft decision within 30 days from
oral judgment
[Sec. 24.13
(b)(3)]
in place
of oral judgment
court
may require each party to
submit a
memorandum or draft decision 30 days from date trial ended
[Sec. 24.13 (b)(4)]

60 days from Oral Judgment or End of Trial [Sec 24.13


(b)(5)]

Court will issue WRITTEN DECISION [Sec.