ANGELES UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION SCHOOL OF LAW LAW 1. LEGAL ETHICS Second Semester AY 2011-2012 Lecturer: Noel T.

Canlas, B.S., Ll. B. Phone: 0917-8172485 (mobile); 0922-8619750 (mobile) 045-8881685 (office) E-mail: ntcanlas@yahoo.com; noel.t.canlas@up.edu.ph Course Meeting Information: Mondays: 7:30pm-9:30pm Consultation Hours by Appointment Primary Sources: Constitution; Rules of Court; Code of Professional Responsibility, New Code of Judicial Conduct; Supreme Court Decisions Secondary Sources: Treatises, Casebooks, Law Review Articles, and Committee Reports. Reference: Agpalo, Ruben, Legal and Judicial Ethics (2009, 8th Edition) SYLLABUS I. A. State Regulation Supreme Court – Constitution Art. VIII sec 5 (5) Congress – Constitution Art XII Sec 14 (2)Art. XVIII sec.10 A. What Constitutes Practice of Law 1. Cayetano v. Monsod, G.R. No. 100113, 201 SCRA 210 (1991) 2. Ruthie Lim-Santiago v. Atty. Carlos B. Sagucio, AC No. 6705, March 31, 2006 II. A. Legal Education B. Educational Qualifications Pre-Law: Rule 138 sec. 6, Rules of Court Law Proper: Rule 138 sec. 5, Rules of Court C. Citizenship Constitution, Art. XII sec. 14(2) D. Bar Examinations Rules of Court 138 secs. 7-16 REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE PRACTICE OF LAW LEGAL PROFESSION

G. 17. Membership in the IBP 9.2984. April 27. AC No. Ismael F. Aquino et al vs. June 8. 6057. Cruz vs. No. CODE OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY THE LAWYER AND SOCIETY Maclver. Barrios v. 2007 Rodolfo M. Ui v. 2006 F. Mina. 2006 (supra) In re Terell 2 Phil 266 (1903) Estrada v.03 20. 166 SCRA 316 (1988) 11. Adm Case No. Gonzales. Atty. Tolentino.C. Aguirre vs Rana.R.C. 2003 E. Rules of Court 8. Saburnido v.5095. August 3. 3319. Barranco. Quitain. BM 1036. The Lawyer’s Oath H. 2007 In re: Judge Jaime V. Donton vs. June 27. 366 SCRA 1 (2001) 21. 6. 1978 III. 2007 G. De Vera A. 2007 Velez vs. AC No. GR No. 154207. AC No. In re: Atty. Mejia.C.3.02 16. 19. July 25. July 25. Bonifacio. Spouses Santuyo v.01 13. 2006 Velez vs. 2000 14. 6697.013. De Vera A. Linsangan vs. November 28. 5. Sandiganbayan 416 SCRA 465 (2003) Not to Encourage Lawsuit or Proceedings – Rule 1. Immoral. 79690. AM 1928. No. Hidalgo 448 SCRA 282 (2005) 12. No. Dr. Atty. Figueroa v. Atty. Good Moral Character 4. 4497. August 31. Bernardo vs. Adm. Sicat v. Marcial Edillion. Deceitful Conduct – Rule 1. 2009 Encourage Client to Avoid Controversy – Rule 1. Law Student Practice Rule Rule 138-A. JBC No. Ariola 456 SCRA 93 (2005) No Unlawful. June 10. Case No. Martines. August 22. Tansingco. The Social Significance of Professional Ethics Canon 1 Promote and Respect Law and Legal Process 2004 Rules on National Practice 10. 6672. Dishonest. Atty. Father Ranhilio C.04 2 . 6697. SBC Case No. No. 18. 7. Zaldivar v. Madrono. September 4. 519 276 SCRA 445 (1997) 15. AC No. Edwin Pascua A. 4585 442 SCRA 324 (2004) No Counseling to Defy Law – Rule 1. Atty.

Feliciano etc. P-99-1292. AC No. Samonte v. Baker and McKenzie 136 SCRA 349 (1985) 29. Linsangan vs. Atty. 303 SCRA 756 (1999) Not Use Media to Attract Legal Business – Rule 3. 553. AC No. 2007 3 . March 11. Art. Ysasi III vs NLRC. 14. Khan v. 6788. Tolentino. etc. Castañeda v. 1 sec 1 Not to Refuse to Give Legal Advice – Rule 2. Rafanan. Ulep v.01 IBP Handbook.22.R. In the Matter of the Petition for Authority to Continue Use of the Firm Name – Ozaeta Romulo. 2 30. October 5. 3056.03 Constitution Art. 92 SCRA 1 (1979) Partners Assuming Public Office – Rule 3. Diana Ramos vs. Legal Clinic. AC No. 104599. 223 SCRA 378 (1993) No False of Misleading Firm Name – Rule 3.04 Canon 3 Information on Legal Services that is True. 6252. Jose R. Art. AM No. Salazar. BM NO. L-28546.02 28. AC 5299.02 24. 65 SCRA 505 (1975) Canon 2 Provide Efficient and Convenient Legal Services Not to Reject The Cause of the Defenseless or Oppressed – Rule 2.Rule 2. Dacanay v. 409 SCRA 299 (2003) 27.04 Canon 4 Participate in Development: Support Legal Reforms and Administration of Justice Canon 5 Participate in Legal Education Program Bar Matter 850 Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Canon 6 Canons Apply to Lawyers in Government Service RA 6713 sec. and Petition for Authority to Continue Use of Firm Name – Sycip. 9 sec. Gatdula.01 26. 4 31. Renomeron. G. de Leon. Atty. Collantes v. 200 SCRA 584 (1991) 32. 6 sec. August23. GR No. Honest. Imbang. No. Atty. Ago. Simbillo. Santiago vs. 7 sec 13. Fair. 2004 No Solicitation -. 1994 23. (supra) No Rates Lower Than Customarily Charged – Rule 2.03 Rule 138 sec. 27. Guidelines Governing Establishment and Operation of Legal Aid Office. Rules of Court 25. Dignified and Objective No False or Unfair Claim re: Qualifications – Rule 3. Art.

Maceda. Camacho v. March 8. Justice Tinga. AM No.01 Not to Encroach on Professional Employment – Rule 8. 40.02 No Conduct Adversely Affecting the Profession – Rule 7. Feb. December 4. January 24. 1978 Tan and Pagayokan vs. T o l e n t i n o ( s u p r a ) Canon 9 Unauthorized Practice of Law 46. 4018. 3701. AC No. 2009 44.03 RA 6713 sec. December 20. 2005 35.Primary Duty: That Justice is Done – Rule 6.02 45. March24. Malinao. 243 SCRA 1 (1995) THE LAWYER AND THE LEGAL PROFESSION Canon 7 Uphold Dignity and Integrity of the Profession 38.02 34. GR No. Cuenca vs CA. 109870. AC No. Olazo vs. Pagulayan 328 SCRA 631 (2000) No Abusive and Improper Language – Rule 8. 7(b) RA3019 sec. AC No. 4. December 07. L i n s a n g a n v s . AM No. Gutierrez. Santos v. 7054. Atty. 48. GR No. Que vs. In re 1989 Elections of the IBP 178 SCRA 398 (1989) 39. PP vs. 41. 1995 Not to Use Public Position for Private Interest – Rule 6. Revilla Jr. 2005 No False Statement – Rule 7. 2006 37. Castillo 389 SCRA 659 (2003) Canon 8 Courtesy. Bubong. Llamas 322 SCRA 529 (2000) Re: 2003 Bar Examinations BM 1222. Cecilio Arevalo BM 1370 May 9. 3 (d) 36. PNB v. 47.02 4 . Fairness. A t t y . 89591-96. 6707. 10-5-7-SC. 2000 Zeta vs. Rana 403 SCRA 342 (2003) Not to Delegate Work – Rule 9. Ali vs Atty. GR No. Fred L. Candor Towards Professional Colleagues 43. Gisela Huyssen vs Atty.03 42.01 33. Zaguirre v. Balajadia. 2004 Letter of Atty. 49. 2010 Not to Accept Employment After Government Service – Rule 6. AC No. December 1. P-220.2006 Aguirre v. 169517. Cedo.01 Not to Divide Legal Fees – Rule 9. March 14. Hon.01 Not to Support Unqualified Bar Applicant – Rule 7.

Donorilla Jr. November 22. vs. Maligaya vs Atty. Insular Life Association 37 SCRA 7 (1970) Observe Rules of Procedure . February 18. AC 4762. IAC 177 Phil 87 (1989) In the matter of proceedings for disciplinary action against Atty. 57.02 55. August 31.01 Punctuality – Rule 11. Presquito.01 Canon 32 . September 15. Insular Life Employees Co. Sebastian vs Atty. 20 (g) Rules of Court Adequate Preparation – Rule 12.50. AM No. 6198. September 13.02 63. sec.Almacen In. Lijauco vs. 2006 62.2006 53. 59. June 28.01 and Rule 18. February 18. 5921. 2004 5 . 7252. Fairness and Good Faith Truthfulness Towards the Court – Rules 10. 1970 Canon 12 Assist in Speedy and Efficient Administration of Justice Rule 138 sec. GR No. 2006 THE LAWYER AND THE COURTS Canon 10 Observe Candor. AC No.04 60. Ferrer Sr. Terrado AC No. 1970 Not to Attribute to Judge Motives – Rule 11. Atty. vs. March 26. Bajar.20 (d) Rules of Court Canon 11 Respect Courts and Judicial Officers Proper Attire – Rule 11. Young v. Asean Pacific Planners et al vs.03 56. 2008 Grievances Against Judge – Rule 11. 2010 Ng vs. AC No.September 7.Rule 10. 5768. GR No. Judge Lacurom vs Atty. 27654. Batuegas 403 SCRA 123 (2003) Not to Misquote or Misrepresent Contents of Paper – Rule 10. In the matter of proceedings for disciplinary action against Atty. 2007 54. Barandon Jr. 58. 7056. Atty. Atty. v. Atty. Alar.162525. AC No. Plus Builders Inc. 2006 51.03 Rule 138. AC No.05 Constitution Art VII sec.02 Proper Language and Behavior – Rule 11. AC No. 6317. September 23. 3731. Almacen In. Atty. De Espino vs Atty. 6 61. GR No. March 10. 27654. AC No. Revilla Jr. 2006 Sangalang v. Manuel S. City of Urdaneta et al. Amily A.CPE 52. Jacoba.

133090. Paguinto. Uy Teng Piao 57 SCRA 337 (1932) Canon 13 Refrain from Act Giving Appearance of Influence 70. Foodsphere.01 No Public Statements to Media – Rule 13. 2006 Providing Counsel de Oficio – Rule 14. Bugaring and RBBI vs Hon Espanol.01 Rule 138 sec 20 Rules of Court 77. 20 (h) Rule of Court Rule 116 sec 6-8 Rule 124 sec 2 PD 543 6 . AC No.08 69. Principe 447 SCRA 1 (2004) Proper Behavior – Rule 12. Manila Pest Control v. Malonzo v. GR No. Cruz v.03 76. July 22. 2006 PD 1829 Penalizing Obstruction of Justice Not to Testify on Behalf of Client – Rule 12. 05 – Rule 12. PNB v.03 64.Forum Shopping – Rule 12. Francisco vs. Alejandro 32 SCRA 106 (1970) 74.04 65.07 68.02 Rule 138 sec31. In re Request Radio TV Coverage 360 SCRA 248 (2001) 75. AC No 7062. March 14. In re deVera 385 SCRA 285 (2003) No Extraordinary Attention – Rule 13. Portugal. Salva 105 Phil 1151 (1959) 73. Atty. AC No. WCC 25 SCRA 700 (1968) 67. Nestle Phil. 6155. 7199. Vaflor-Fabroa vs. Suing. Inc vs Atty. People 190 SCRA 306 (1990) THE LAWYER AND THE CLIENT Canon 14 Service to the Needy Availability of Services Regardless of Status – Rule 14.02 Not to Delay Case – Rule 12. 2010 Court Process – Rule 12.. vs Atty. March 15. Atty. Sanchez 154 SCRA 542 (1987) 71.2009 Not to Invite Outside Interference – Rule 13. 6273. Atty. Sambajon et al. AC No. Mauricio Jr. Martelino v. V. September 26.02 72. January19. Maglasang v. 2001 66.

2010 Dual Profession – Rule 15. Roceles F. 2003 Gonzales vs. AC No. March 20.08 93. 84. vs. 2007 Mediator. Atty. January 30. 6836. AC No.04 81. Atty. 6711. 5736.05 89. AC No. 85. AC No.04 88. AC 6160. AC No. Dr. RA6043. Madianda. Atty. Jalandoni vs. Atty. 5303. Atty.01 94. 1969 Valid Ground for Refusal – Rule 14. GR No. Luisa Hadjula vs. Adriano. AC No. Fairness. AC No. 2005 Same Standard of Conduct for Paying and Non-Paying Clients – Rule 14. Canoy vs. vs. Salomon Jr. AC No.03 82. AC No. Rules of Court Conflict of Interest – Rule 15. June18.01 and Rule 15. Jose R.06 91. Ma. Adriano (supra) RA 6003. In Re: Atty. Villarosa (supra) Candid.2005 Privileged Communication – Rule 15. Salunat. Atty. March 16. Atty. 2006 Hornilla vs. Diana Ramos vs. 6424. Imbang (supra) 87. Florido. 2005 90. Loyalty Rule 138 sec 3. 4763. Inc. Cabucana. Bondal. Atty. Naraval. Gamilla et al vs. Honest Advice – Rule 15. L-26868. Frial. Atty. Romanillo AC No. 5485. September 12. 7027. RA6035 Canon 15 Observe Candor. 2006 80. Perez vs.02 86. Ortiz. Rollon vs Atty.07 92. Dela Torre. Atty. July 01. 5580 July 15. In Re: Atty. 5804. Villarosa. January 23. February 27. July 03. Atty. 2009 Impress Compliance with Laws – Rule 15. June 15. 7820.2003 Canon 16 Hold in Trust Client’s Moneys and Properties Art 1491. 5534. Jalandoni vs. Rural Bank of Calape. Reddi vs.03 79. January 17. Yu vs. 83. Sebrio Jr. Atty. Conciliator or Arbitrator -. AC No. March 30. Atty. Mariño Jr. Civil Code Account – Rule 16. Atty.Rule 15.78. Atty. March 04. 2006 San Jose Homeowners v. AC No.2008 7 . 2005 Not State or Imply Influence – Rule 15.

AC No. 2006 116. August 12.Fernandez vs.2002 Not to Neglect Legal Matters – Rule 18. Lending – Rule 16. Langit. Barnachea v. Atty. 102.95.02 97.Pariñas vs. Canon 18 Competence and Diligence 107. Atty. Lawyer’s Lien – Rule 16.Rollon vs Atty. 8253. Atty. AC No. Businos v. 2006 96. Mauricio AC No. vs. Oca 410 SCRA 344 (2003) 113. 2004 Client Consent with Collaborating Counsel – Rule 18. 2009 115. 105. 2011 Delivery of Funds. January 20. 106. 2004 112. May 04. Soriano vs. May 27. Endaya v. GR No. 6297.04 101. 5394.Ruiz vs. Almandarez Jr. July 13.Somosot vs. AC No. 4904.Sps.01 108. Atty. Tugade 193 SCRA 779 (1991) In re: Suspension of Atty Maquera from the Practice of Law BM 793 July 30.De Juan vs. Jalandon 199 SCRA 321 (1991) Ngayan v. Lara. AC No. 5817. 166386. March 15. Potenciano 180 SCRA 246 (1968) Alisbo v. 4676.7057. Atty. Santos.03 111. Quilban v. Suing (supra) 8 . 104. August 11. December 02. 5655 April 22. AC No. 2009 Canon 19 Representation with Zeal 117. Mesina Jr. Ricafort 283 SCRA 40 (1997) 100.03 99. Batiller 51 SCRA 120 (1973) Canon 17 Trust and Confidence 103. 2004 109. Atty. Hernandez v.04 114. AC No. Tarog vs. Reyes. Paguinto. Atty. Naraval (supra) Adequate Preparation – Rule 18.2004 Keep Client’s Fund Separate – Rule 16. Go 450 SCRA 1 (2005) 98. Atty. 7024. 2005 Inform Client on Status of Case – Rule 18. AC No. Atty.Barbuco vs. Ricafort. Robinol 171 SCRA 786 (1989) No Borrowing. 5092. January 27. July 25. AC No. Novero Jr. Quicho 399 SCRA 1 (2003) Rubias v. Dalisay v. 2004 Cantiller v. Baria III.02 110. AC No. Beltran. Chua and Hsia vs.Sambajon et al vs Atty.

Urban Bank v. Orocio vs. Atty.Atty. Atty. 32 Rules of Court 130. Grupo. January 30.2010 Canon 20 Attorney’s Fees RA 5185 sec 6 Rule 138 sec 24. 179892-93. Ngaseo. AC No. Dr. 6210. Solidon vs.Junio vs. 2007 119. Atty. Dalisay vs. 2009 125. GR No.03 Rule 138 sec20 (e) Avod Compensation Controversy with Client – Rule 20. Atty.02 120.Ramos vs. Atty. December 9.Que vs.03 123. Aparicio (Supra) 121. Revilla Jr (supra) Rectify Client’s Fraud – Rule 19. AC No. Research Services v.02 129. 7298. 208 Revised Penal Code 131. 32 Rules of Court 124. February 13. Mauricio Jr (supra) 122. NLRC. Leonardo A.Masmud vs. Atty. 2006 133. Macalalad.Atty. Genato v Silapan 406 SCRA 75 (2003) 134.01 Rule 138 sec 20 (d) 118.2009 126. Aparicio. Hilado v David 83 Phil 569 (1949) 132.02 9 . GR No. Quirante v. IAC 169 SCRA 769 (1989) 127.Bun Siong Yao vs. 7023. Metrobank v CA 181 SCRA 367 (1981) 128. AC No. AC No. AC No. December 18.Donton vs. Tansingco (supra) Control Proceedings – Rule 19. February 24.01 Use of Information Received in Course of Employment Allowed – Rule 21. Atty. March 30. 5020.01 Client’s Consent of Fees for Referral – Rule 20. Pena 364 SCRA 597 (2001) Client’s Consent of Acceptance of Fee – Rule 20.Pena vs. 2004 Canon 21 Preserve Client’s Confidence Rule 138 sec 20(e) Rules of Court Rule 130 sec21 (b) Art. CA 266 SCRA 731 (1997) Fee Guide – Rue 20. Atty. Aurelio. 8158. 2001 Revelations of Confidence and Secrets Allowed – Rule 21.04 Rule 138 sec 24. Angulan et al. June 25. 183385.Fair and Honest – Rule 19.Pena vs.

Obando v. Lorenzo v.07 Cf Rule 15. Venterez et al vs. Atty. Atty. Rodrigo R. Atty. 2004 Prohibition to Giving Information to Outside Agency – rule 21. Solis. Galman v. 147 SCRA 197 1. 144 SCRA 43 1. Cosme. 2001 140. AC No. AC No.07 Safeguards for Discharge of Judicial Duties 147. Villarosa (supra) Duties of Lawyer Who Withdraws – Rule 22. Domingo v Aquino 38 SCRA 472 (1971) 137. Contreras v. IBP and Atty. Alumbres.04 Not to Allow Social Relations to Influence Judgment 145.03 Refrain from Influencing Outcome of Litigation 144. 144 SCRA 634 1. 64 SCRA 378 1. David Briones.NEW CODE OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT 1 . 260 SCRA 572 1. Rule 14. March 30. Gonzales. Tahil v. 4215. May 21. 5280. Macandog. SB.02 Independence from Colleagues – Rule 1. AC No. C A N O N 1 – I N D E P E N D E N C E 1. August 15. Ramirez v.02 141. Salud v.02 143.Felicisimo M.135. 404 SCRA 411 10 .05 Prohibition of Indiscreet Conversation – Rule 21.06 Independent in Relation to Parties 148. 5486. Valle.Lim Jr vs. October 10.03 Canon 22 Withdrawal of Services For Good Cause Good causes for Withdrawal of Services – Rule 22.06 Not to Reveal that Lawyer was Consulted – Rule 21. Montano vs. 2007 139. 162 SCRA 546 1.01 136.In Re: Atty.Elisa V. Marquez. Dealca. 2001 138.04 – 21. AC No.01 Independent Judgment 142.05 No Inappropriate Connections With Other Branches of Government 146.01. Figueras 322 SCRA 148 (2000) IV. Romero v.7421.03 Protection from Disclosure – Rule 21.Uy vs. Juan S. Eisma.

Cabulisan v.06 Disclosure 156.03 Relations with Lawyers 159. Pagalilauan. 155 SCRA 725 3. P0aranda. 259 SCRA 354 4. 228 SCRA 239 2. Liwanag v. Perception 148. Abad.01.01 Without Fear or Factor 151. Alfonso v. Conduct Above Reproach. 175 SCRA 569 155.CANON 2 – INTEGRITY 2. Marquez. Juanson.4 People v. 595 3.Gandioncov. Maceda. 180 SCRA 235 3.03Initiate Disciplinary Action Against Erring Lawyers 150.02 Enhances Confidence of the Public 153. 0 2 D i g n i t y 158. Arceo. Berjamen. Aparicio v. In re Sotto.02Reaffirm People's Faith in Judiciary 149. Andal.01Avoidance of Impropriety 157.Lorenzo v.04 Comments on Proceedings 153. 1 3. 306 SCRA 55 Talens v. Calanog. 82 Phil.05Disqualification 154. 56 SCRA 522 3.03 Minimize Occasions for Disqualification 152. Facundo v. 297 SCRA 593 3. Lustre.CANON 3 – IMPARTIALITY 3. In re Aguas. 188 SCRA 532 Family Associated with Case 11 . Castillo v. Paredes v. 4 . 1 Phil. 162 SCRA 546 CANON 4 – PROPRIETY 4. 199 SCRA 75 2. 4.2.

A q u i n o v . Salas.06 Free Expression 161. People v. Polig. lbasan. Umale v. 370 SCRA 511 Ompoc v. 186 SCRA 547 6.07Fiduciary Interests 4. L o n t o k . 485 SCRA 98 12 . Purugganan. People v. de Guzman. Torres. 192 SCRA 434 4. OCA v. 1 8 4 S C R A 177 4.160.05 Equality of Treatment 167.01 Precedence of Duties 168.08 Advancing Private Interests 162.15Gifts 166.04 International Law 171. 178 SCRA 14 E Q U A L I T Y 5.12 Form Associations 4. 129 SCRA 695 CANON 6 – COMPETENCE AND DILIGENCE 6. Judge Floro. Enriquez v. Longboan v.10 Other Activities 164. C A N O N 5 – and Favors Tuazon v.05 Use of Residence 4. 143 SCRA 163 6. Javier v.11Practice of Law 165. 4. In re Manzano. Lansang. Caminade.01-5. 51 SCRA 84 4. 186 SCRA 646 6. 486 SCRA 66 4. Villaluz.02Judicial Duties 169.13-4.03 Keeping up with Developments 170. OCA v.09 Confidential Information 163. 166 SCRA 246 4.

05 Efficient and Prompt Delivery 172. Case Digest Logbook– 15% Class Participation & Attendance – 15% 13 . Romero v. 260 SCRA 561 6. 6. the student’s score for the missed exam will be O. Examinations Mid-Term Exam – 30% Final Exam .07 Incompatible Conduct GRADING PLAN – A. Albano. Valle.40% There will be no “make up exams”. 147 SCRA 197 Sangguniang Panlalawigan v.6. If an exam is missed. C. B.06 Order and Decorum 173.

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