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CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

SUMMARY REVIEWER
By Frente Sur L. Melliza

CHAP. 1. THE LAWYER AND SOCIETY.


A. UPHOLDING THE CONSTITUTION
AND OBEYING THE LAW.
CANON 1PROMOTE AND RESPECT THE LAW
AND LEGAL PROCESS.

Rule 3.01. A Lawyer shall not use


false statement regarding his qualification
or service.
Rule 3.02. A lawyer shall not use
false or misleading firm names.

Rule 1.01. A lawyer shall not engage


in unlawful conduct.

Rule 3.03. A partner who accepts


public office should withdraw from the
firm; exception.

Rule 1.02. A lawyer shall not counsel


illegal activities.

Rule 3.04. A lawyer shall not seek


media publicity.

Rule 1.03. A lawyer shall not


encourage lawsuits.
Rule 1.04. A lawyer shall encourage
amicable settlement.
B. MAKING LEGAL SERVICES
AVAILABLE.
CANON 2PROVIDE EFFICIENT AND
CONVENIENT LEGAL SERVICES.
Rule 2.01. A lawyer shall not reject
the cause of the defenseless.
Rule 2.02. A lawyer shall not refuse
to render legal advice.
Rule 2.03. A lawyer shall not solicit
legal business.
Rule 2.04. A lawyer shall not charge
lower rates to attract business.

C. USE OF TRUE AND FAIR


INFORMATION IN MAKING KNOWN

D. PARTICIPATING IN LEGAL
DEVELOPMENT.
CANON 4SUPPORT FOR LEGAL REFORMS
AND ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE.
CANON 5PARTICIPATE IN LEGAL
EDUCATION.
Rule 5.01. Continuing legal
education.
E. APPLICABILITY OF CODE TO
GOVERNMENT LAWYERS.
CANON 6CANONS APPLY TO LAWYERS IN
GOVERNMENT SERVICE.
Rule 6.01. A prosecutor shall see to it
that justice is done.
Rule 6.02. A lawyer shall not use his
public position to promote his private
interest.
Rule 6.03. Former official may not
accept certain employment.

LEGAL SERVICES.

CANON 3INFORMATION ON LEGAL


SERVICES THAT IS TRUE, HONEST, FAIR,
DIGNIFIED.

CHAP. 2. THE LAWYER AND THE LEGAL


PROFESSION.

Rule 10.02. A lawyer shall not misquote


nor misrepresent.

A. UPHOLDING THE INTEGRITY OF


THE PROFESSION.
CANON

7UPHOLD

THE

DIGNITY

AND

INTEGRITY OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION.

Rule 7.01. A person shall make no


false statement in his application to the bar.
Rule 7.02. A lawyer shall not support
unqualified applicant to the bar.
Rule 7.03. A lawyer shall always
conduct himself ethically and morally.

B. LAWYERS RELATIONSHIP WITH


OTHER LAWYERS.
CANON 8COURTESY, CANDOR, FAIRNESS
TOWARDS PROFESSIONAL COLLEAGUES.
Rule 8.01. A lawyer shall use temperate
language.
Rule 8.02. A lawyer shall not encroach
upon the business of another.

C. PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED
PRACTICE OF LAW

Rule 10.03. A lawyer shall not misuse


rules of procedure.

B. OBSERVING AND MAINTAINING


RESPECT DUE THE COURTS AND
JUDICIAL OFFICERS.

CANON 11RESPECT COURTS AND


JUDICIAL OFFICERS.
Rule 11.01. A lawyer shall appear in
proper attire.
Rule 11.02. A lawyer shall be punctual.
Rule 11.03. A lawyer shall abstain from
offensive language.
Rule 11.04. A lawyer shall not attribute
to a judge improper motives.
Rule 11.05. A lawyer shall submit
grievances to proper authorities.

C. ASSISTING THE COURT IN SPEEDY


AND EFFICIENT ADMINISTRATION
OF JUSTICE.

CANON 9UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF


LAW.

CANON 12ASSIST

Rule 9.01. A lawyer shall not delegate


legal work to non-lawyers.

Rule 12.01. A lawyer should come to


court adequately prepared.

Rule 9.02. A lawyer shall not divide fees


with non-lawyers.

Rule 12.02. A lawyer shall not file


multiple actions.

CHAP. 3. THE LAWYER AND COURTS.

Rule 12.03. A lawyer shall file his


pleadings within the period.

A. A LAWYER OWES CANDOR, FAIRNESS


AND GOOD FAITH TO THE COURT.
CANON 10OBSERVE
AND GOOD FAITH.

CANDOR, FAIRNESS

Rule 10.01. A lawyer shall do not


falsehood.

IN

SPEEDY

AND

EFFICIENT ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE.

Rule 12.04. A lawyer shall not delay nor


impede execution of judgment.
Rule 12.05. A lawyer shall not talk to a
witness during recess.
Rule 12.06. A lawyer shall not assist a
witness to misrepresent.
Rule 12.07. A lawyer shall not harass a
witness.

Rule 12.08. A lawyer shall avoid


testifying for a client.

D. AVOIDING IMPROPRIETY THAT


TENDS TO INFLUENCE THE COURT.

CANON 13REFRAIN

FROM ACT GIVING

APPEARANCE OF INFLUENCING THE COURTS.

Rule 13.01. A lawyer shall not extend


hospitality to a judge.
Rule 13.02. A lawyer shall not publicly
discuss pending cases.
Rule 13.03. A lawyer shall not invite
judicial interference.

CHAP. 4. THE LAWYER AND THE CLIENT.

A. CREATION OF ATTORNEY-CLIENT
RELATIONSHIP

CANON 14A LAWYER SHALL NOT REFUSE


HIS SERVICES TO THE NEEDY.
Rule 14.01. A lawyer shall not decline to
represent unpopular clients.
Rule 14.02. A lawyer shall not decline
appointment by the court or by IBP.
Rule 14.03. A lawyer may refuse to
represent indigent on valid grounds.
Rule 14.04. A lawyer shall observe the
same standard to all clients.

B. CANDOR AND FAIRNESS IN


DEALINGS WITH CLIENTS.
CANON 15OBSERVE CANDOR,
FAIRNESS, AND LOYALTY TO CLIENTS.
Rule 15.01. A lawyer shall ascertain
possible conflicts of interest.
Rule 15.02. A lawyer shall preserve the
secrets of a prospective client.

C. PROHIBITION AGAINST
REPRESENTING CONFLICTING
INTERESTS.

Rule 15.03. A lawyer shall not represent


conflicting interests.
Rule 15.04. A lawyer may act as
mediator.

D. CANDID ADVICE AND LAWFUL


PERFORMANCE OF DUTIES.
Rule 15.05. A lawyer shall give candid
advice on merits of case.
Rule 15.06. A lawyer shall not undertake
influence-peddling.
Rule 15.07. A lawyer shall impress upon
clients compliance with laws.
Rule 15.08. A lawyer shall make clear
whether he is acting in another capacity.

CHAP. 4.1. LAWYER AS TRUSTEE OF CLIENTS


PROPERTY.

CANON 16HOLD IN TRUST CLIENTS


MONEYS AND PROPERTIES.
Rule 16.01. A lawyer shall account for
his clients funds.
Rule 16.02. A lawyer shall no commingle
clients funds.
Rule 16.03. A lawyer shall deliver funds
to client, subject to his lien.
Rule 16.04. A lawyer shall not borrow
from, nor lend money to, client.

CHAP. 4.2 LAWYERS DUTY OF ENTIRE


DEVOTION TO CLIENTS CAUSE.

CANON 17TRUST AND CONFIDENCE


CANON 18COMPETENCE AND
DILIGENCE.

Rule 18.01. A lawyer shall render service


only when qualified to do so.

Rule 21.07. A lawyer shall not reveal his


having been consulted.

Rule 18.02. A lawyer shall not handle a


case without adequate preparation.

CANON 22WITHDRAWAL OF SERVICES


FOR A GOOD CAUSE.

Rule 18.03. A shall not neglect matter


entrusted to him.

CANON 19REPRESENTATION WITH ZEAL.


Rule 19.01. A lawyer shall employ only
fair and honest means.
Rule 19.02. A lawyer shall rectify clients
fraud.
Rule 19.03. A lawyer shall not allow his
client to dictate on the law.

CANON 20ATTORNEYS FEES.


Rule 20.01. Guides in determining
amount of fees.
Rule 20.02. A lawyer shall be entitled to
fees based on work performed.
Rule 20.03. A lawyer shall not receive
fee from another without clients consent.
Rule 20.04. A lawyer shall avoid
controversies with clients concerning his fees.

CANON 21PRESERVE CLIENTS


CONFIDENCE.
Rule 21.01. A lawyer shall not reveal
clients confidence.
Rule 21.02. A lawyer shall not use
clients secrets without his consent.
Rule 21.03. A lawyer shall not give
information from his files
Rule 21.04. A lawyer may disclose affairs
of client to partners.
Rule 21.05. A lawyer shall adopt
measures against disclosure of clients secrets.
Rule 21.06. A lawyer shall avoid
indiscreet conversation about clients affairs.

Rule 22.01. A lawyer shall withdraw only


for good cause.
Rule 22.02. A lawyers withdrawal or
discharge shall be without prejudice to his
attorneys lien.