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1.

Law Practice of Non-Lawyers

a. The Law Intern (See Rule 138-A)

b. The Party as Lawyer to Himself (Rule 138, Section 34)

Section 34, Rule 138 provides that in the court of a justice of


the peace, a party may conduct his litigation in person, with the
aid of an agent or friend appointed by him for that purpose, or
with the aid of an attorney. In any other court, a party may
conduct his litigation personally or by aid of an attorney, and
his appearance must be either personal or by a duly authorized
member of the bar.

B. Legal Ethics

1. Definition
2. The Lawyer’s Oath (Rules of Court, Form 28)
3. The Four-Fold Duties of a Lawyer (Code of Professional
Responsibility)

* To: 1) Society; 2) Legal Profession; 3) Court; and 4) Client


* Aranda v. Elayda, AC No. 7907, December 15, 2010

CANON 1 - A LAWYER SHALL UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION, OBEY


THE LAWS OF THE LAND AND PROMOTE RESPECT FOR LAW OF AND
LEGAL PROCESSES.

 Bautista v. Gonzales, Adm. Matter No. 1625, February 12,


1990
 Brion, Jr. v. Brillantes, Jr. (Adm. Case No. 5305, March 17,
2003)
 Arciga v. Maniwang, Adm. Case No. 1608, August 14. 1981)
 Tumbokon vs. Pefianco. A.C. No. 6116, August 1, 2012
 (Effect of Reconciliation of Parties to Disbarment) Cordova
v. Cordova, Adm. Case No. 3249, November 29, 1989
 (Effect of Withdrawal of Complaint) Bernaldez v. Anquilo-
Garcia, AC No. 8698, August 31, 2016
 (Effect of Pardon to Disbarment) In re Lontok, 43 Phil. 293,
1922
 (Effect of Conditional Pardon to Disbarment) In re Gutierrez,
Adm. Case No. L-363, July 31, 1962
 (Effect of Pardon to Reinstatement) In Re Vailoces, Adm.
Case No. 439, September 30, 1982
 Salado et al. v. Villanueva, Jr., AC No. 11099, September 27,
2016
 Zantechnick, Phil. Inc. v. Franciso-Sambillo, AC No. 9464,
August 24, 2016
 (Assisting in the Defiance of the Law) Donton v. Tansingco,
Adm. Case No. 6057, June 27, 2006)
 (The Role of Counsel in Settlement of Disputes) De Ysasi III
v. NLRC, GR No. 104599, March 11, 1994.
 Fabie v. Real, AC No. 10574, September 20, 2016
 Paras v. Paras, AC No. 7348, September 27, 2016
 De Leon v. Pedrenas, AC No. 9401, October 22, 2013
 Abaigar v. Paz, A C. No. 997, Sep 10, 1979