Code of Professional Responsibility

Code of Professional Responsibility

n. a set of rules governing the ethical conduct of attorneys in the practice of the law. It covers such topics as conflicts of interest, honesty with clients, confidentiality, and conduct toward other attorneys and the courts. First developed and pushed by the American Bar Association the code has been adopted by most states.

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Apart from Sereno's ouster, the SC also issued a show cause order requiring her to explain why she should not be penalized for supposedly violating the Code of Professional Responsibility and Code of Judicial Conduct 'for transgressing the sub judice rule and for casting aspersions and ill motives to the members of the Supreme Court.'
Apart from Sereno's ouster, the SC also issued a show cause order requiring her to show why she should not be penalized for supposedly violating the Code of Professional Responsibility and Code of Judicial Conduct 'for transgressing the sub judice rule and for casting aspersions and ill motives to the members of the (SC).'
Citing Canon 15 of the Code of Professional Responsibility, the lawyer said that it states that a lawyer "shall observe candor, fairness, and loyalty in all his dealings and transactions with his clients."
Rule 1.01 of the Code of Professional Responsibility provides that 'A lawyer shall not engage in unlawful, dishonest, immoral or deceitful conduct.' Engaging in extramarital affair is a form of cheating or deception.
Unfortunately we really cannot yet leave this issue behind because part of the decision by the High Tribunal last May 11 was for Sereno to show cause on her alleged violations of the Code of Professional Responsibility and the Code of Judicial Conduct for transgressing the sub judice rule - a prohibition on public discussion of an ongoing case.
Mallari who was found to have violated his lawyer's oath, Canons 10 and 12, and Rules 10.03, 12.02, and 12.04 of the Code of Professional Responsibility (CPR) in a decision written by Justice Francis H.
If the offender is a lawyer, he could be disbarred for violating Rule 1.01 of Canon 1 of the Code of Professional Responsibility which proscribes a lawyer from engaging in unlawful, dishonest, immoral or deceitful conduct, and Rule 7.03 of Canon 7 of the same Code which proscribes a lawyer from engaging in any conduct that adversely reflects on his fitness to practice law, nor shall he, whether in public or private life, behave in a scandalous manner to the discredit of the legal profession (Guevarra v Eala, 2007).
Apart from Sereno's ouster, the SC also issued a show cause order requiring her why she should not be penalized for supposedly violating Code of Professional Responsibility and Code of Judicial Conduct 'for transgressing the sub judice rule and for casting aspersions and ill motives to the members of the Supreme Court.'
Citing the Code of Professional Responsibility (CPR), he said lawyers are bound "to uphold the Constitution, obey the laws of the land, and promote respect for law and legal processes."
Alvarez could be disbarred for violating Rule 1.01 of Canon 1 of the Code of Professional Responsibility, which prohibits lawyers from engaging in unlawful, dishonest, immoral or deceitful conduct; and Rule 7.03 of Canon 7 of the same Code, which prohibits them from engaging in any conduct that adversely reflects on their fitness to practice law.
Calida said the admission of Cabalo, whom he claimed to be De Lima's sorority sister, showed that she and De Lima violated Section 6 of the 2004 Rules on Notarial Practice and that they may be held liable for falsification of public documents, indirect contempt of court and violation of the Code of Professional Responsibility and the Lawyer's Oath.
Thus, Canon 21 of the Code of Professional Responsibility states that a lawyer shall preserve the confidences and secrets of his client even after the attorney-client relation is terminated.

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