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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

Mina. June 27. Dishonest.01 13. 519 276 SCRA 445 (1997) 15. The Lawyer’s Oath H. AC No. Madrono. 7. Barrios v. Atty. Figueroa v. In re: Atty. AM 1928. 18.5095. Ismael F. Edwin Pascua A.C. August 3. 79690. CODE OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY THE LAWYER AND SOCIETY Maclver. JBC No. 2007 G. Immoral. AC No. SBC Case No. 6697. Aquino et al vs.2984. 4497. 366 SCRA 1 (2001) 21. Zaldivar v. Spouses Santuyo v. Ariola 456 SCRA 93 (2005) No Unlawful.02 16. August 22. 6. Mejia. Sicat v. Atty. Hidalgo 448 SCRA 282 (2005) 12. Good Moral Character 4. August 31. 5. April 27. Ui v. Adm Case No. 2009 Encourage Client to Avoid Controversy – Rule 1.03 20. De Vera A.3. 3319. Atty. Bonifacio. 2007 In re: Judge Jaime V. June 10. Gonzales. 2007 Rodolfo M. Law Student Practice Rule Rule 138-A.C. De Vera A. 17. 154207. Adm. No. GR No. 6672. 2003 E. Tolentino. Atty. Donton vs. Sandiganbayan 416 SCRA 465 (2003) Not to Encourage Lawsuit or Proceedings – Rule 1. June 8. 2006 Velez vs. 2006 (supra) In re Terell 2 Phil 266 (1903) Estrada v. Aguirre vs Rana. Atty. 4585 442 SCRA 324 (2004) No Counseling to Defy Law – Rule 1. Saburnido v. Bernardo vs.04 2 . Barranco. Marcial Edillion. BM 1036. July 25. 166 SCRA 316 (1988) 11. 2000 14. 19. No. 6697. No. September 4. 1978 III.C. Linsangan vs. AC No. G. 2006 F.013. Tansingco. 2007 Velez vs. July 25. The Social Significance of Professional Ethics Canon 1 Promote and Respect Law and Legal Process 2004 Rules on National Practice 10. Rules of Court 8. Membership in the IBP 9. AC No. Father Ranhilio C. Case No. Martines. Quitain. November 28. Cruz vs. No. 6057. Dr.R. Deceitful Conduct – Rule 1.

14. Art. AC No. 553. Santiago vs. AC No. Tolentino. Rules of Court 25. 4 31. Imbang. 2007 3 .Rule 2. 1994 23.01 26. GR No. L-28546. 409 SCRA 299 (2003) 27. Art. October 5. Jose R. G.01 IBP Handbook. Dacanay v. Atty. P-99-1292.02 28. Baker and McKenzie 136 SCRA 349 (1985) 29. Art. August23. de Leon. No. Ulep v. Linsangan vs. 92 SCRA 1 (1979) Partners Assuming Public Office – Rule 3. 2004 No Solicitation -. 2 30.22. 200 SCRA 584 (1991) 32. March 11. and Petition for Authority to Continue Use of Firm Name – Sycip. 104599. Khan v. Rafanan. AC No. Ysasi III vs NLRC. Renomeron. Collantes v. 1 sec 1 Not to Refuse to Give Legal Advice – Rule 2. Castañeda v. 6252.02 24. Ago. 9 sec. Fair. Salazar.04 Canon 3 Information on Legal Services that is True.03 Constitution Art. Atty. 27. AM No. etc. Simbillo. 3056. Feliciano etc. AC 5299. Samonte v. Guidelines Governing Establishment and Operation of Legal Aid Office. 7 sec 13. Dignified and Objective No False or Unfair Claim re: Qualifications – Rule 3. Diana Ramos vs. Atty. In the Matter of the Petition for Authority to Continue Use of the Firm Name – Ozaeta Romulo.R. 6 sec. 223 SCRA 378 (1993) No False of Misleading Firm Name – Rule 3.04 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. Legal Clinic. 65 SCRA 505 (1975) Canon 2 Provide Efficient and Convenient Legal Services Not to Reject The Cause of the Defenseless or Oppressed – Rule 2. 303 SCRA 756 (1999) Not Use Media to Attract Legal Business – Rule 3. 6788. Honest. BM NO. Gatdula.03 Rule 138 sec. (supra) No Rates Lower Than Customarily Charged – Rule 2.

Candor Towards Professional Colleagues 43. 49. A t t y .01 33. Castillo 389 SCRA 659 (2003) Canon 8 Courtesy. Revilla Jr. December 20.03 42. PP vs. 4.01 Not to Encroach on Professional Employment – Rule 8. Fairness. T o l e n t i n o ( s u p r a ) Canon 9 Unauthorized Practice of Law 46. AM No.02 34. P-220. Maceda. 10-5-7-SC. PNB v. 47. January 24. 7054. 2005 35. 2009 44. 2005 No False Statement – Rule 7. March 8. 2006 37. December 4. Olazo vs.03 RA 6713 sec. Que vs. March24. 48. Gutierrez. 3701. 3 (d) 36. Camacho v.02 No Conduct Adversely Affecting the Profession – Rule 7. Rana 403 SCRA 342 (2003) Not to Delegate Work – Rule 9. 1995 Not to Use Public Position for Private Interest – Rule 6. 41. L i n s a n g a n v s . AM No. Gisela Huyssen vs Atty. 2000 Zeta vs.2006 Aguirre v. GR No. Zaguirre v. 2010 Not to Accept Employment After Government Service – Rule 6. Bubong. December 1. 109870. Pagulayan 328 SCRA 631 (2000) No Abusive and Improper Language – Rule 8. 6707. In re 1989 Elections of the IBP 178 SCRA 398 (1989) 39. Malinao. AC No.Primary Duty: That Justice is Done – Rule 6. Llamas 322 SCRA 529 (2000) Re: 2003 Bar Examinations BM 1222. Hon. Ali vs Atty.01 Not to Divide Legal Fees – Rule 9. March 14. Feb. 1978 Tan and Pagayokan vs. Santos v. AC No. Cedo. Cecilio Arevalo BM 1370 May 9. December 07. 243 SCRA 1 (1995) THE LAWYER AND THE LEGAL PROFESSION Canon 7 Uphold Dignity and Integrity of the Profession 38. 4018.02 4 .02 45. 40. 2004 Letter of Atty.01 Not to Support Unqualified Bar Applicant – Rule 7. 169517. Atty. Justice Tinga. Fred L. AC No. 7(b) RA3019 sec. AC No. GR No. GR No. 89591-96. Balajadia. Cuenca vs CA.

Insular Life Association 37 SCRA 7 (1970) Observe Rules of Procedure . Insular Life Employees Co. 6198. Batuegas 403 SCRA 123 (2003) Not to Misquote or Misrepresent Contents of Paper – Rule 10. Amily A.September 7. 20 (g) Rules of Court Adequate Preparation – Rule 12.50. 5921. AC No. 27654. GR No. AC No. Judge Lacurom vs Atty.20 (d) Rules of Court Canon 11 Respect Courts and Judicial Officers Proper Attire – Rule 11. Ferrer Sr. City of Urdaneta et al. AC No. Terrado AC No. Atty.01 Canon 32 .Rule 10. Maligaya vs Atty. v. Bajar. 6317. 2010 Ng vs. 5768. AC 4762. IAC 177 Phil 87 (1989) In the matter of proceedings for disciplinary action against Atty. 27654.02 Proper Language and Behavior – Rule 11. Sebastian vs Atty.01 Punctuality – Rule 11. Revilla Jr. sec. In the matter of proceedings for disciplinary action against Atty.Almacen In. Donorilla Jr. February 18. 2006 62.01 and Rule 18. 7252. AM No. Fairness and Good Faith Truthfulness Towards the Court – Rules 10.162525. Almacen In. vs. 2006 THE LAWYER AND THE COURTS Canon 10 Observe Candor. GR No. March 10. 1970 Not to Attribute to Judge Motives – Rule 11. AC No. Manuel S. September 23. 1970 Canon 12 Assist in Speedy and Efficient Administration of Justice Rule 138 sec. Lijauco vs. Atty. 2008 Grievances Against Judge – Rule 11.02 55. Young v. Presquito. September 15.03 56.04 60. August 31. June 28. September 13. March 26. 2006 51. AC No.2006 53. 2006 Sangalang v. February 18. November 22. Jacoba. GR No. 7056. 3731.03 Rule 138. Plus Builders Inc. vs. Atty.CPE 52. 2004 5 . Barandon Jr. 58. De Espino vs Atty. Atty. 59.02 63. AC No. Alar.05 Constitution Art VII sec. 6 61. Asean Pacific Planners et al vs. Atty. 57. 2007 54.

In re Request Radio TV Coverage 360 SCRA 248 (2001) 75. 2001 66. Atty. vs Atty. Manila Pest Control v.07 68. Francisco vs. Foodsphere. 7199. Sambajon et al. AC No. AC No. Alejandro 32 SCRA 106 (1970) 74.. WCC 25 SCRA 700 (1968) 67. Salva 105 Phil 1151 (1959) 73. PNB v.04 65.02 72. AC No 7062. AC No. Uy Teng Piao 57 SCRA 337 (1932) Canon 13 Refrain from Act Giving Appearance of Influence 70. January19. In re deVera 385 SCRA 285 (2003) No Extraordinary Attention – Rule 13. Cruz v. Suing. 20 (h) Rule of Court Rule 116 sec 6-8 Rule 124 sec 2 PD 543 6 . March 14.01 No Public Statements to Media – Rule 13. Vaflor-Fabroa vs.08 69. Malonzo v. 6155.03 64. Paguinto.01 Rule 138 sec 20 Rules of Court 77. Principe 447 SCRA 1 (2004) Proper Behavior – Rule 12. Inc vs Atty. Atty. 133090. Nestle Phil. July 22. 2010 Court Process – Rule 12. 05 – Rule 12. Mauricio Jr. V. GR No. Sanchez 154 SCRA 542 (1987) 71.03 76. Maglasang v. September 26. Atty. Portugal.2009 Not to Invite Outside Interference – Rule 13. 6273. March 15. Bugaring and RBBI vs Hon Espanol.02 Rule 138 sec31. People 190 SCRA 306 (1990) THE LAWYER AND THE CLIENT Canon 14 Service to the Needy Availability of Services Regardless of Status – Rule 14.Forum Shopping – Rule 12. 2006 PD 1829 Penalizing Obstruction of Justice Not to Testify on Behalf of Client – Rule 12.02 Not to Delay Case – Rule 12. 2006 Providing Counsel de Oficio – Rule 14. Martelino v.

Villarosa. 2005 90. Atty. January 23. July 01. Fairness. Atty. vs. Frial. AC No. Dr. Salunat. 84. January 30. Canoy vs. 6836. Madianda. Atty. 4763. 5736.2008 7 . 2006 Hornilla vs. Atty. March 20. AC No. 2003 Gonzales vs. 5303. Atty. Conciliator or Arbitrator -. July 03. GR No. 2006 80. Rules of Court Conflict of Interest – Rule 15. AC No. March 04.05 89. 6711. Atty.01 and Rule 15. Roceles F. Salomon Jr. March 16. Ortiz. 1969 Valid Ground for Refusal – Rule 14. 2005 Not State or Imply Influence – Rule 15. 5804.07 92. Jose R. Atty. Atty. June 15. 83. 7820. Atty. Ma. AC 6160.Rule 15. February 27. Perez vs. Jalandoni vs.02 86. Naraval. AC No. Atty. Loyalty Rule 138 sec 3. Jalandoni vs. 2010 Dual Profession – Rule 15.08 93. June18. Gamilla et al vs. 5485. Atty.04 88. Villarosa (supra) Candid. AC No. September 12. 2007 Mediator. AC No. 2005 Same Standard of Conduct for Paying and Non-Paying Clients – Rule 14. Romanillo AC No. Dela Torre. Luisa Hadjula vs.06 91. 2006 San Jose Homeowners v. 5580 July 15. 85. Yu vs. Adriano. 5534.2003 Canon 16 Hold in Trust Client’s Moneys and Properties Art 1491. Rollon vs Atty.2005 Privileged Communication – Rule 15. L-26868. Reddi vs. RA6035 Canon 15 Observe Candor. AC No. Florido. AC No.03 79. March 30. 7027. AC No. Honest Advice – Rule 15.03 82. Mariño Jr. Sebrio Jr. Atty. 6424. Imbang (supra) 87.04 81. In Re: Atty. AC No. Civil Code Account – Rule 16. January 17. Atty. Bondal. vs. Adriano (supra) RA 6003. RA6043.78.01 94. AC No. Atty. Rural Bank of Calape. Inc. Cabucana. In Re: Atty. 2009 Impress Compliance with Laws – Rule 15. Diana Ramos vs. Atty.

Almandarez Jr. Atty. Santos. Ricafort 283 SCRA 40 (1997) 100. July 13. GR No.03 99.2002 Not to Neglect Legal Matters – Rule 18. Barnachea v. AC No. 2004 109. Reyes.01 108.02 110. Atty. Atty. Tugade 193 SCRA 779 (1991) In re: Suspension of Atty Maquera from the Practice of Law BM 793 July 30. 2004 Cantiller v. 5817. May 27. Naraval (supra) Adequate Preparation – Rule 18.95. Endaya v. Atty. vs.2004 Keep Client’s Fund Separate – Rule 16. Quicho 399 SCRA 1 (2003) Rubias v. Mesina Jr. Jalandon 199 SCRA 321 (1991) Ngayan v. AC No.04 101.Pariñas vs. Robinol 171 SCRA 786 (1989) No Borrowing. AC No. AC No. Lara. Tarog vs. AC No.03 111. 7024. 2011 Delivery of Funds. Atty. Baria III.Sambajon et al vs Atty. 2006 96. August 11. Paguinto. 2009 Canon 19 Representation with Zeal 117. August 12.04 114. Businos v. AC No. Novero Jr. 2005 Inform Client on Status of Case – Rule 18. AC No. Atty. 166386. 4676. Atty. 4904. Quilban v. July 25. Suing (supra) 8 .7057. 102. 106. 5655 April 22.Ruiz vs.Rollon vs Atty.Sps. May 04. AC No. Canon 18 Competence and Diligence 107.De Juan vs. 5394. AC No. 2006 116. 104. Langit. 8253. March 15. Soriano vs. Beltran. December 02. Lawyer’s Lien – Rule 16. Dalisay v. Chua and Hsia vs. Atty.02 97. 105.Somosot vs. Batiller 51 SCRA 120 (1973) Canon 17 Trust and Confidence 103. January 20. Lending – Rule 16. Oca 410 SCRA 344 (2003) 113. Mauricio AC No. 2004 112. 2004 Client Consent with Collaborating Counsel – Rule 18. Ricafort.Fernandez vs. 6297.Barbuco vs. Hernandez v. Atty. 5092. January 27. Potenciano 180 SCRA 246 (1968) Alisbo v. 2009 115. Go 450 SCRA 1 (2005) 98.

03 Rule 138 sec20 (e) Avod Compensation Controversy with Client – Rule 20. March 30. 5020. Atty.Atty. 7298.Fair and Honest – Rule 19. Orocio vs. Ngaseo.2009 126. Atty. 179892-93. Solidon vs. 32 Rules of Court 130.Pena vs. Quirante v. January 30. Atty.02 9 . 2004 Canon 21 Preserve Client’s Confidence Rule 138 sec 20(e) Rules of Court Rule 130 sec21 (b) Art. Aurelio. 32 Rules of Court 124.04 Rule 138 sec 24. Atty. Genato v Silapan 406 SCRA 75 (2003) 134. 208 Revised Penal Code 131. 2009 125.01 Rule 138 sec 20 (d) 118. AC No.Atty. Urban Bank v.02 129. February 24. AC No.01 Use of Information Received in Course of Employment Allowed – Rule 21. Dr.Donton vs. GR No. December 18. AC No. AC No. IAC 169 SCRA 769 (1989) 127. Atty. Atty. GR No.Bun Siong Yao vs. 7023. Mauricio Jr (supra) 122.2010 Canon 20 Attorney’s Fees RA 5185 sec 6 Rule 138 sec 24. 2001 Revelations of Confidence and Secrets Allowed – Rule 21. Metrobank v CA 181 SCRA 367 (1981) 128. Hilado v David 83 Phil 569 (1949) 132. Angulan et al. Macalalad. June 25.Que vs. Revilla Jr (supra) Rectify Client’s Fraud – Rule 19. 2006 133. Dalisay vs. CA 266 SCRA 731 (1997) Fee Guide – Rue 20.Ramos vs. Pena 364 SCRA 597 (2001) Client’s Consent of Acceptance of Fee – Rule 20. 6210.03 123. 2007 119. Atty. February 13.Masmud vs. Aparicio (Supra) 121. 183385. AC No.Junio vs. Leonardo A. December 9. Grupo. Research Services v. Tansingco (supra) Control Proceedings – Rule 19. Aparicio.02 120. Atty.Pena vs.01 Client’s Consent of Fees for Referral – Rule 20. NLRC. 8158.

Atty.07 Safeguards for Discharge of Judicial Duties 147.04 – 21.02 Independence from Colleagues – Rule 1.Lim Jr vs.Uy vs.Felicisimo M. Dealca. March 30. October 10. Juan S. Cosme.05 Prohibition of Indiscreet Conversation – Rule 21. 2001 140. 5280.04 Not to Allow Social Relations to Influence Judgment 145. Figueras 322 SCRA 148 (2000) IV. Eisma. 64 SCRA 378 1. 162 SCRA 546 1.02 141.02 143. SB. Alumbres. 4215.In Re: Atty. Solis.NEW CODE OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT 1 .03 Protection from Disclosure – Rule 21. Lorenzo v. C A N O N 1 – I N D E P E N D E N C E 1.06 Independent in Relation to Parties 148. Marquez. Obando v. Romero v.06 Not to Reveal that Lawyer was Consulted – Rule 21. 260 SCRA 572 1. 5486. Valle. 2004 Prohibition to Giving Information to Outside Agency – rule 21.Elisa V.7421.03 Canon 22 Withdrawal of Services For Good Cause Good causes for Withdrawal of Services – Rule 22. 404 SCRA 411 10 . Villarosa (supra) Duties of Lawyer Who Withdraws – Rule 22. 2007 139.01. Gonzales. Salud v. 144 SCRA 43 1. 147 SCRA 197 1. Venterez et al vs. Atty. Rule 14. Contreras v. 144 SCRA 634 1.03 Refrain from Influencing Outcome of Litigation 144. AC No.07 Cf Rule 15. Atty. Macandog.01 136. Domingo v Aquino 38 SCRA 472 (1971) 137. August 15. AC No. AC No. Ramirez v. AC No. David Briones. Galman v. Montano vs.01 Independent Judgment 142. May 21.135. Tahil v.05 No Inappropriate Connections With Other Branches of Government 146. Rodrigo R. 2001 138. IBP and Atty.

Paredes v.01 Without Fear or Factor 151. 297 SCRA 593 3. P0aranda.02Reaffirm People's Faith in Judiciary 149. Berjamen. 1 3. Abad. 4 . 162 SCRA 546 CANON 4 – PROPRIETY 4.02 Enhances Confidence of the Public 153. Cabulisan v. In re Aguas. 595 3.CANON 3 – IMPARTIALITY 3. 306 SCRA 55 Talens v. Pagalilauan. 4. 180 SCRA 235 3. 82 Phil. Castillo v. 1 Phil. Calanog.04 Comments on Proceedings 153.01Avoidance of Impropriety 157. 56 SCRA 522 3. Arceo.03Initiate Disciplinary Action Against Erring Lawyers 150.Lorenzo v.CANON 2 – INTEGRITY 2.2. 259 SCRA 354 4. 188 SCRA 532 Family Associated with Case 11 . Juanson. Conduct Above Reproach. Facundo v.06 Disclosure 156. Aparicio v.03 Relations with Lawyers 159.Gandioncov. Maceda. 175 SCRA 569 155. Andal. Liwanag v. Alfonso v. 0 2 D i g n i t y 158. 155 SCRA 725 3.4 People v. Marquez. 199 SCRA 75 2.01. Perception 148. 228 SCRA 239 2. Lustre. In re Sotto.03 Minimize Occasions for Disqualification 152.05Disqualification 154.

Lansang. OCA v. 178 SCRA 14 E Q U A L I T Y 5. 486 SCRA 66 4. 166 SCRA 246 4. Polig. lbasan.07Fiduciary Interests 4. Salas. Purugganan. In re Manzano. 485 SCRA 98 12 . Torres. 129 SCRA 695 CANON 6 – COMPETENCE AND DILIGENCE 6. People v. 192 SCRA 434 4. 186 SCRA 646 6. C A N O N 5 – and Favors Tuazon v. de Guzman.13-4. People v.12 Form Associations 4. 186 SCRA 547 6. Javier v.11Practice of Law 165.08 Advancing Private Interests 162. 4.A q u i n o v .160.03 Keeping up with Developments 170.09 Confidential Information 163.04 International Law 171. 51 SCRA 84 4. 143 SCRA 163 6. Enriquez v. Caminade. Umale v. OCA v. L o n t o k .05 Use of Residence 4.05 Equality of Treatment 167.02Judicial Duties 169. Judge Floro.01 Precedence of Duties 168. Villaluz.06 Free Expression 161.15Gifts 166. Longboan v. 1 8 4 S C R A 177 4. 370 SCRA 511 Ompoc v.01-5.10 Other Activities 164.

06 Order and Decorum 173. Albano. Romero v.40% There will be no “make up exams”. Case Digest Logbook– 15% Class Participation & Attendance – 15% 13 . C. Valle. 6.07 Incompatible Conduct GRADING PLAN – A. If an exam is missed.05 Efficient and Prompt Delivery 172. B.6. Examinations Mid-Term Exam – 30% Final Exam . the student’s score for the missed exam will be O. 147 SCRA 197 Sangguniang Panlalawigan v. 260 SCRA 561 6.