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Updates on Legal Ethics Rule 1.02 A lawyer shall not counsel or abet
(2008 2011) activities aimed at defiance of the law or at
lessening confidence in the legal system.

CODE OF A.C. No. 5338. February 23, 2009


EUGENIA MENDOZA Vs. ATTY. VICTOR V.
DECIEMBRE
PROFESSIONAL
A.C. No. 6273, March 15, 2010
RESPONSIBILITY ATTY. ILLUMINADA M. VAFLOR-FABOA v. ATTY.
OSCAR PAGUINTO
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JUSTICE HECTOR L. HOFILEA
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CANON
ANO 6 These canons shall apply to lawyers
CANON 1 - A llawyer
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processes.
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service, accept engagement or employment in


A.C. No. 7747, July 14, 2008 connection with any matter in which he had intervened
CATHERINE & HENRY YU vs. ATTY. while in the said service.
ANTONIUTTI K. PALANA A.M. NO. 08-6-352-RTC, Au
Augustt 19, 2009
QUERY OF ATTY. KAREN EN M. SILVERIO-BUFFE, FORMER Clerk of
Court BRANCH 81,1, ROMBLON,
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A.M. NO. 10-5-7-SC,


-SC, December
Dece 7, 2010
Jovito S. Olaza Jusitce Dante O.Tinga (Ret.)
aza vs. Jus

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CANON 1 - A lawyer shall uphold the constitution, obey


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the laws of the land and promote respect for law and the
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Rule 1.01 A lawyer shall not engage in unlawful,
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Rule 7.03. A lawyer shalll not eng


engage in conduct that
dishonest, immoral or deceitful conduct.
adversely reflects on his
s fitness to practice law, nor
A.C. No. 8382, April 21, 2010 should he, whether in public or private life, behave in a
ALFREDO B. ROA vs. ATTY. JUAN R. MORENO scandalous manner er th
to the discredit of the legal
A.C. No. 8392. June 29, 2010 profession.
ROSARIO T. MECARAL vs. ATTY. DANILO S.VELASQUEZ
A.C. No. 8010,
0, June 16, 2009
A.C. No. 8390, July 2, 2010 KELD STEMMERIK vs. ATTY. LEONUEL N. MAS
MERIK vs
A-1 FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. vs. ATTY. LAARNI N. VALERIO
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A.C. No. 2655. October 12, 2010
A.C. No. 6238, August 24, 2010
ATTY. LUZVIMINDA R. A LUSTESTICA vs. ATTY. SERGIO R. BERNABE
Leonard W. Richards Vs. Patricio A. Asoy

A.C. No. 8391. November 23, 2010 A.C. No 6593, February 4, 2010
Manuel C. YuhicoVs. Atty. Fred L. Gutierrez MAELOTISEA S. GARRIDO vs. ATTYS. ANGEL E GARRIDO and
ROMANA P. VALENCIA.
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CANON 8 A lawyer shall conduct himself with CANON 11 A lawyer shall observe and maintain the
courtesy, fairness and candor towards his respect due to the courts and to judicial officers and
should insist in similar conduct by others.
professional colleagues, and shall void
harassing tactics against opposing counsel. Rule 11.03. A lawyer shall abstain from scandalous,
offensive and menacing language or behavior before the
A.C. No 5768, March 26, 2010 courts.
ATTY. BONIFACIO T. BARANDON, JR. vs. ATTY.
EDWIN Z. FERRER, SR. A.C. No. 6567, April 16, 2008
JOSE C. SABERON vs. ATTY. FERNANDO T. LARONG
Rule 8.02 A lawyer shall not, directly or indirectly,
her
encroach upon the professional employment of another Rule 11.04 A lawyer shall not attribute to a judge
motives not supported by the record or having no

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materiality to the case.
A.C. No. 6672, September 4, 2009 G.R. No. 171008, October 24, 2008
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PEDRO L. LINSANGAN vs. NICODEMUS TOLENTINO CARMELITA FUDOT vs. CATTLEYLA LAND, INC.
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CANON 12. A lawyer shall exert every effort and
CANON
CANON 9. A LAWYER
WYER SHALL NOT DIRECTLY OR
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consider
sid it his duty to assist in the speedy and efficient
INDIRECTLY ASSIST
ST IIN
NTTHE UNAUTHORIZED PRACICE
administration
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Rule 12.02. A lawyer shall not file multiple actions arising from the
Rule 9.01. A lawyer shall
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person thee performance


perform of any task which by law may A.C. No. 8481, August 3, 2010
rform by a member of the bar in good
only be performed ATTY. JOSABETH B. ALONSO, ET AL. vs. ATTY. IBARO B. RELAMIDA, JR.
standing. Rule 12.03. A lawyer shall not, after obtaining
taining extensions
e of time to
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A.C. No. 7036, June 29, 2009 file pleadings, memoranda or briefs, s, let the period lapse without
JUDGE LILY LYDIA A. LAQUINDANUM vs. ATTY. NESTOR
R Q. submitting the same or offering an explanat
explanation for his failure to do
QUINTANA so..
A.C. No. 7129. July 16, 20088
Rule 9.02 A lawyer shall not divide or stipulate
ate to divide
d FIL-GARCIA, INC., etc. VS.. ATTY R
ATTY. CRESENTE C. HERNANDEZ
censed to
a fee for legal services with persons not licensed
Rule 12.04 - A lawyerer shall no
not unduly delay a case, impede the
practice law; ment or mi
execution of a judgment misuse court processes.
A.C. No. 8243. July 24, 2009 A.C. No. 5955. September 8, 2009
ROLANDO B. PACANA, JR. Vs. ATTY. MARICEL
MARICE PASCUAL- HEGNA Vs. ATTY. GOERING G. C. PADERANGA
STEN S. HE
JOHN CHRISTEN
LOPEZ
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CANON 10 A LAWYER OWES CANDOR,


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CANON 13. A lawyer shall rrely


ely upon the
FAIRNESS AND GOOD FAITH TO THE COURT.
merits of his cause and rrefrain
frai from any
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Rule 10.01. A lawyer shall not allow any falsehood, nor consent to
the doing of any in court; nor shall he mislead or allow the court to impropriety which tends
ends ttoo influence or
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A.C. No. 7084, February 27, 2009


CONRADO G. FERNANDEZ vs. ATTY. ANGELICA P. DE RAMOS- court
VILLALON
G.R. No. 157384, June
ne 5
5, 2009
A.C. No. 8620. January 12, 2011 ERLINDA I. BILDNER ERLINDA K. ILUSORIO and ATTY.
NER vs. ER
Jessie R. De Leon Vs. Atty. Eduardo G. Castelo MANUEL SINGSON
GSON
Rule 10.03 . A lawyer shall observe the rules of procedure and shall Rule 13.02 - A lawyer
lawye shall not make public statements to
not misuse them to defeat the ends of justice.
d
the media regarding a pending case, tending to arouse
A.C. No. 7054. December 4, 2009 public opinion for or against a party.
CONRADO N. QUE vs. ATTY. ANASTACIO REVILLA, JR.
A.C. No. 7199, July 22, 2009
A.C. No. 5859. November 23, 2010
Atty. Carmen Leonor M. Alcantara, et al. Vs. Atty. Eduardo C. de Vera FOODSPHERE, INC. vs. ATTY, MELANIO L. MAURICIO, JR.

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CANON 15 - A lawyer shall observe candor, CANON 17 A LAWYER OWES FIDELITY


fairness and loyalty in all his dealings with his TO THE CAUSE OF HIS CLIENT AND HE
client.
SHALL BE MINDFUL OF THE TRUST AND
Rule 15.03 A lawyer shall not represent conflicting CONFIDENCE REPOSED IN HIM.
interest except by written consent of all concerned given
after a full disclosure of the facts. A.C. No. 7181, February 6, 2009
MARIA ANGALAN, ET AL., v. ATTY. LEONIDO
A.C. No. 6876, March 7, 2008
F. DELANTE
HEIRS OF LYDIO TERRY FALAME, et al. vs. ATTY
EDGAR BAGUIO
A.C. No. 7027. January 30, 2009

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A.C. No. 8243. July 24, 2009 TANNU REDDI Vs. ATTY. DIOSDADO C.
ROLANDO B. PACANA, JR. Vs. ATTY. MARICEL
EL SERBIO,
PASCUAL-LOPEZ

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CANON 16 A LAWYER
WYER SSHALL HOLD IN TRUST
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ALL MONEYS AND


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C E WTH COMPETENCE AND DILIGENCE.
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THAT MAY COME
OME IINTO
NT HIS POSSESSION. A.C. No. 7902. September 30, 2008
TORBEN V. OVERGAARD Vs. ATTY. GODWIN R. VALDEZ
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VILLANUEVA
UEVA vs. GGONZALES Rule 18.03 A lawyer shall not neglect a legal matter entrusted to
A.C. No. 5195. April 16, 2009 him and his negligence in connection therewith shall render him
NELIA PASUMBAL DE CHAVEZ-BLANCO vs. ATTY. JAIME liable.
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LUMASAG, JR. A.C. No. 6121. July 31, 2009


TY. OSCA
TRINIDAD H. CAMARA, ET AL. vs. ATTY. OSCAR ARMODY REYES
A.C. No. 8380. November 20, 2009
ARELLANO UNIVERSITY, INC. Vs. ATTY. LEOVIGILDO H. A.C. No. 7815, July 23, 2009
MIJARES III DOLORES C. BELLEZA vs. ATTY. ALAN S. MACASA
A.C. No. 8252, July 21, 2009
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A.C. No. 8159, April 23, 2010
NATIVIDAD UY vs. ATTY. Y. BRAU
BRAULIO TANSINSIN
ALVE
REYNARIA BARCENAS VS. ATTY. ANORLITO A. ALVERO
A.C. No. 7433. December
ember 23, 2009
A.C. No. 8253. March 15, 2011 CESAR TALENTO O AND MO
MODESTA HERRERA TALENTO vs. ATTY
ca
Erlinda R. TarogVs. Atty. Romulo L. Ricafort ANEDA
AGUSTIN F. PANEDA

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CANON 16 A LAWYER SHALL HOLD IN CANON 18 A LAWYER S


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TRUST ALL MONEYS AND PROPERTIES HIS CLIENT WTH COMPETENCE


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OF HIS CLIENT THAT MAY COME INTO DILIGENCE.


HIS POSSESSION. Rule 18.04. A lawyer shall keep the client
c informed of the
Rule 16.03. A lawyer shall deliver the funds and property hall respo
status of his case and shall respond within a reasonable
of his client when due or upon demand. However, he quest fo
time to the clients request for information.
shall have a lien over the funds and may apply so much
thereof as may be necessary to satisfy his lawful fees A.C. No. 8158, February 24, 2010
and disbursements, giving notice promptly thereafter to ATTY. ELMERER C, SOLIDON
SOL vs. ATTY. RAMIL L.
his client. He shall also have a lien to the same extent on MACALALAD A
all judgments he has secured for his clients provided for
in the Rules of Court. A.C No. 7907. December 15, 2010
Spouses Virgilio and Angelina ArandaVs. Atty.
G.R. No. 161390. April 16, 2008 Emmanuel F. Elayda
SESBREO vs. COURT OF APPEALS
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CANON 19 A LAWYER SHALL


REPRESENT HIS CLIENT WITH ZEAL REINSTATEMENT
WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF THE LAW.

Rule 19.01. A lawyer shall employ only fair and honest


A.C. No. 7472, March 30, 2010
means to attain the lawful objectives of his client and LIGAYA MANIAGO vs. ATTY. LOURDES L.
shall not present, participate in presenting or threaten to DE DIOS
present unfounded criminal charges to obtain n improper
advantage in any case or proceeding.
(Note: This ruling was applied in Carlos
A.C. NO. 5731, June 18, 2010 Reyes vs. Atty. JeremiasVistan, etc., A.C.

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RURAL BANK OF CALAPE, INC. (RBCI) vs. ATTY.
BENEDICT FLORIDO
No. 5835. August 10, 2010)

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CANON 20 A L LAWYER
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DRREASONABLE
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298, July 9
9, 2008
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TUNGO & TIBAYAN vs. COURT OF APPEALS
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Oc 2, 2009
MARIA EARL BEVERLY C. CENIZA Vs. ATTY. VIVIAN G. RUBIA
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professional employment from anyone other her tha
than the
client.
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A.C. No. 4973, March 15, 2010
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SPOUSES MANUEL C. RAFOLS, JR. and B RAFOLS vs.
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CANON 21 A LAWYER SHALL


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PRESERVE THE CONFIDENCES AND


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A.C. No. 8242. October 2, 2009


REBECCA J. PALM Vs. ATTY. FELIPE ILEDAN,
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