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LEGAL ETHICS REVIEWER ATENEO CENTRAL BAR OPERATIONS 2002

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

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 investigations termination. REPORT MUST CONTAIN THE INVESTIGATORS: 1. Findings of facts 2. Recommendations

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LEGAL ETHICS REVIEWER ATENEO CENTRAL BAR OPERATIONS 2002

PROCEDURE FOR SUSPENSION/DISBARMENT OF ATTORNEYS BY THE IBP

IBP Motu Propio

VERIFIED COMPLAINT TO THE IBP Complaint must be: 1. In writing 2. State facts complained of

Shall appoint an investigator and notify respondent

RESPONDENTS ANSWER: Must be served within 15 days from notice

INVESTIGATION 1. Investigator may issue subpoenas 2. Provide respondent with opportunity to be heard. 3. May proceed with investigation ex parte should respondent be unable to comply.

REPORT Submitted not later than 30 days from termination of investigation. Contains: Findings of facts Recommendation Disbar Suspend Dismiss

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