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LEGAL ETHICS REVIEWER

PROCEDURE FOR SUSPENSION OR DISBARMENT OF ATTORNEYS (RULE 139-B) BY THE SUPREME COURT MOTU PROPRIO

Supreme Court shall refer the case to an investigator

POSSIBLE INVESTIGATORS: 1. Solicitor General 2. Any Officer of the SC 3. Any judge of a lower court Shall notify the Respondent

Respondent must answer within fifteen (15) days.

INVESTIGATION (3 MONTHS)

REPORT to be submitted not later than 30 days from investigation’s termination. REPORT MUST CONTAIN THE INVESTIGATORS: 1. Findings of facts 2. Recommendations

SUPREME COURT FOR JUDGMENT

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Contains:  Findings of facts  Recommendation  Disbar  Suspend  Dismiss SUPREME COURT - SUPREME COURT FOR JUDGEMENT . REPORT Submitted not later than 30 days from termination of investigation. Provide respondent with opportunity to be heard. In writing 2. May proceed with investigation ex parte should respondent be unable to comply. State facts complained of Shall appoint an investigator and notify respondent RESPONDENT’S ANSWER: Must be served within 15 days from notice INVESTIGATION 1.LEGAL ETHICS REVIEWER PROCEDURE FOR SUSPENSION/DISBARMENT OF ATTORNEYS BY THE IBP IBP Motu Propio VERIFIED COMPLAINT TO THE IBP Complaint must be: 1. Investigator may issue subpoenas 2. 3.