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PART I
1997 RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
Rules 1 to 71

CORRECTIONS & AMENDMENTS - 1997 RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
Bar Matter No. 803 dated July 21, 1998

A. M. NO. 00-2-10-SC RE: AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 4, RULE 7 AND SECTION 13, RULE 41 OF THE 1997 RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
Circular No. 48-2000

A. M. NO. 00-2-03-SC RE: AMENDMENT TO SECTION 4, RULE 65 OF THE 1997 RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
Circular No. 56-2000


PART II
SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS
Rules 72 to 109

PART III
THE REVISED  RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE [Effective December 01, 2000]
Rules 110 to 127

A.M. NO. 02-2-07-SC [Effective May 01, 2002]
Amendments to Section 5, Rule 110 of the Revised Rules of Criminal Procedure.

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1985 RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, AS AMENDED
Rules 110 to 127


PART IV
RULES OF EVIDENCE
Rules 128 to 134

POWERS AND DUTIES OF COURTS AND JUDICIAL OFFICERS
Rule 135

COURT RECORD AND GENERAL DUTIES OF CLERKS AND STENOGRAPHERS
Rule 136

DISQUALIFICATION OF JUDICIAL OFFICERS
Rule 137

ATTORNEYS AND ADMISSION TO BAR
Rule 138

LAW STUDENT PRACTICE RULE
Rule 138-A

THE INTEGRATED BAR OF THE PHILIPPINES
Rule 139-A

DISBARMENT AND DISCIPLINE OF ATTORNEYS
Rule 139-B

BAR MATTER NO. 1960
Amendment of Section 1, Rule 139-B of the Revised Rules of Court.

CHARGES AGAINST JUDGES OF FIRST INSTANCE
Rule 140

AMENDMENT TO RULE 140 OF THE RULES OF COURT RE:  DISCIPLINE OF JUDGES OF REGULAR AND SPECIAL COURTS AND JUSTICES OF THE COURT OF APPEALS AND THE SANDIGANBAYAN
A.M. NO. 01-8-10-SC


LEGAL FEES (REVISED 2004)
Rule 141

LEGAL FEES
Rule 141
(A.M. NO. 00-2-01-SC, MARCH 1, 2000)


COSTS
Rule 142

APPLICABILITY OF THE RULES
Rule 143

EFFECTIVENESS
Rule 144

RELATED LAWS & ISSUANCES:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary

THE RULE ON THE WRIT OF AMPARO
(Effective October 24, 2007)

RULE ON DNA EVIDENCE
(Effective October 15, 2007)

REVISED RULES ON SUMMARY PROCEDURE
(RESOLUTION OF THE COURT EN BANC DATED OCTOBER 15, 1991 PROVIDING FOR THE REVISED RULE ON SUMMARY PROCEDURE FOR METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS IN CITIES, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS AND MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRIAL COURTS)

2002 INTERNAL RULES OF THE COURT OF APPEALS

1999 INTERNAL RULES OF THE COURT OF APPEALS

CODE OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT

CODE OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

CANONS OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

CANONS OF JUDICIAL ETHICS

RULES OF THE JUDICIAL AND BAR COUNCIL

RULES ON ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE
(Effective August 01, 2001)

GUIDELINES ON CORPORATE SURETY BONDS

RULE ON DECLARATION OF ABSOLUTE NULLITY OF VOID MARRIAGES AND ANNULMENT OF VOIDABLE MARRIAGES 

RULE ON LEGAL SEPARATION

RULE ON GUARDIANSHIP OF MINORS

RULE ON EXAMINATION OF A CHILD WITNESS

RULE ON DOMESTIC AND INTER-COUNTRY ADOPTION

INTERIM RULES OF PROCEDURE ON CORPORATE REHABILITATION

INTERIM RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR INTRA-CORPORATE CONTROVERSIES

CONSOLIDATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COURTS WITH COMMERCIAL COURTS

SUPREME COURT RESOLUTION DESIGNATING CERTAIN BRANCHES OF REGIONAL TRIAL COURTS TO TRY AND DECIDE CASES FORMERLY COGNIZABLE BY THE SEC

AN ACT CREATING TWO (2) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES (MTCC) FOR THE CITY OF BUTUAN, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 29 OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR.
Republic Act No. 9310

AN ACT CREATING TWO (2) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES IN THE CITY OF TAGBILARAN, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION TWENTY-NINE OF BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG ISANG DAAN DALAWAMPU’T SIYAM (B. P. 129), OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF.
Republic Act No. 9309

AN ACT CREATING TWO (2) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES (MTCC) FOR THE CITY OF CALAMBA, LAGUNA, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 29 OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Republic Act No. 9308

AN ACT CREATING ONE ADDITIONAL REGIONAL TRIAL COURT BRANCH FOR THE PROVINCE OF EASTERN SAMAR, WITH STATION AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF BALANGIGA, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 14, PARAGRAPH (I) OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980.
Republic Act No. 9307

AN ACT ESTABLISHING ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN THE CITY OF ILOILO, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR.
Republic Act No. 9306

AN ACT ESTABLISHING ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN THE CITY OF ILIGAN, PROVINCE OF LANAO DEL NORTE, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 29 OF BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG ISANG DAAN AT DALAWAMPU’T SIYAM, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR.
Republic Act No. 9305

AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 29 OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980"
Republic Act No. 9276

AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 29 OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980"
Republic Act No. 9252

AN ACT INCREASING THE NUMBER OF REGIONAL TRIAL COURT BRANCHES IN THE PROVINCE OF QUEZON AND LUCENA CITY FROM THIRTEEN (13) BRANCHES TO FOURTEEN (14) BRANCHES BY CREATING A NEW BRANCH WITH SEAT AT CATANAUAN, QUEZON, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SUBPARAGRAPH 8 AND PARAGRAPH (E) OF SECTION 14 OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129
Republic Act No. 9247

AN ACT GRANTING ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION IN THE FORM OF SPECIAL ALLOWANCES FOR JUSTICES, JUDGES AND ALL OTHER POSITIONS IN THE JUDICIARY WITH THE EQUIVALENT RANK OF JUSTICES OF THE COURT OF APPEALS AND JUDGES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSE.
Republic Act No. 9227

AN ACT TO ENSURE THE EXPEDITIOUS IMPLEMENTATION AND COMPLETION OF GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS BY PROHIBITING LOWER COURTS FROM ISSUING TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS, PRELIMINARY INJUNCTIONS OR PRELIMINARY MANDATORY INJUCTIONS, PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Republic Act No. 8975

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PHILIPPINE JUDICIAL ACADEMY, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Republic Act No. 8557

SPEEDY TRIAL ACT OF 1998
Republic Act No. 8493

SPEEDY TRIAL OF ALL CRIMINAL CASES
Circular No. 38-98 dated August 11, 1998


THE FAMILY COURTS ACT OF 1997
Republic Act No. 8369

AN ACT FURTHER DEFINING THE JURISDICTION OF THE SANDIGANBAYAN, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE P. D. NO. 1606, AS AMENDED, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Republic Act No. 8249

AN ACT CREATING ADDITIONAL DIVISIONS IN THE COURT OF APPEALS,
INCREASING THE NUMBER OF COURT OF APPEALS JUSTICES FROM FIFTY-ONE (51) TO SIXTY-NINE (69), AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG 129, AS AMENDED OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF1980, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Republic Act No. 8246

AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN THE FUNCTIONAL AND STRUCTURAL ORGANIZATION OF THE SANDIGANBAYAN, AMENDING FOR THAT PURPOSE PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1606, AS AMENDED
Republic Act No. 7975

AN ACT EXPANDING THE JURISDICTION OF THE COURT OF  APPEALS, AMENDINGFOR THE PURPOSE SECTION NINE OF BATAS  PAMBANSA BLG. 129, AS AMENDED,KNOWN AS THE JUDICIARY  REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980.
Republic Act No. 7902

AN ACT EXPANDING THE JURISDICTION OF THE METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS, AND MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRIAL COURTS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA, BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980".
Republic Act No. 7691

AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 1 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7154 ENTITLED 'AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION FOURTEEN OF BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1981' BY RESTORING THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT BRANCH IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF CANDON AND CREATING TWO ADDITIONAL REGIONAL TRIAL COURT BRANCHES IN THE PROVINCE OF ILOCOS SUR, AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR.
Republic Act No. 7472

AN ACT DEFINING CERTAIN RIGHTS OF PERSON ARRESTED, DETAINED OR UNDER CUSTODIAL INVESTIGATION AS WELL AS THE DUTIES OF THE ARRESTING, DETAINING AND INVESTIGATING OFFICERS, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF.
Republic Act No. 7438

AN ACT CREATING A BOARD OF CLAIMS UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF UNJUST IMPRISONMENT OR DETENTION AND VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIMES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Republic Act No. 7309

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION FOURTEEN OF BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1981.
Republic Act No. 7154

AN ACT STRENGTHENING CIVILIAN SUPREMACY OVER THE MILITARY BY
RETURNING TO THE CIVIL COURTS THE JURISDICTION OVER CERTAIN OFFENSESINVOLVING MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES, OTHERPERSONS SUBJECT TO MILITARY LAW, AND THE MEMBERS OF THE PHILIPPINENATIONAL OFFICE, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSECERTAIN PRESIDENTIAL DECREES
Republic Act No. 7055

WITNESS PROTECTION, SECURITY AND BENEFIT ACT  (AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A WITNESS PROTECTION, SECURITY AND BENEFIT PROGRAM AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES)
Republic Act No. 6981

THE OMBUDSMAN ACT OF 1989
Republic Act No. 6770

THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980
Batas Pambansa Bilang 129

AN ACT REGULATING THE ISSUANCE OF RESTRAINING ORDERS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE, SECTION FIVE OF RULE FIFTY-EIGHT OF THE RULES OF COURT.
Batas Pambansa Bilang 224

AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED.
Executive Order No. 33

GUIDELINES ON THE CONDUCT OF DEMONSTRATIONS, PICKETS, RALLIES AND
OTHER SIMILAR GATHERINGS IN THE VICINITY OF THE SUPREME COURT
AND ALL OTHER COURTS
A.M. 98-7-02-SC dated July 7, 1998

RULES AND GUIDELINES IN THE FILING AND PROSECUTION OF CRIMINAL CASESUNDER BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG 22
Circular No. 57-97

PHILJA MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 1-99
SUBJECT :  RULES AND REQUIREMENTS PERTAINING TO INCLUSION OF PHILJA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS IN ALL CONVENTIONS/CONFERENCES OF JUDGES AND COURT PERSONNEL

AMENDING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1079 BY REQUIRING ALL NEWSPAPERS OR PERIODICALS TO STANDARDIZE THEIR RATES OF PUBLICATION OF NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS AND LIMITING THE DISTRIBUTION, BY RAFFLE, OF JUDICIAL NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE COURTS TO NEWSPAPERS OR PERIODICALS WITH STANDARDIZED RATES OF PUBLICATION.
Presidential Decree No. 1970

ESTABLISHING A JUDICIARY DEVELOPMENT FUND AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Presidential Decree No. 1949

PROHIBITING COURTS FROM ISSUING RESTRAINING ORDERS OR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTIONS IN CASES INVOLVING INFRASTRUCTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS OF, AND PUBLIC UTILITIES OPERATED BY, THE GOVERNMENT.
Presidential Decree No. 1818

ADOPTING AN INTEGRATED COMPENSATION SCHEME FOR JUDICIAL AND LEGAL POSITIONS IN THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT.
Presidential Decree No. 1726

THE SHARI'A COURTS
Presidential Decree No. 1083

COMPREHENSIVE COMPILATION OF SUPREME COURT CIRCULARS & ORDERS

Philippine Law Update - The Supreme Court & the Judiciary



THE INTEGRATED BAR OF THE PHILIPPINES

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE INTEGRATION OF THE PHILIPPINE BAR 
AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Republic Act No. 6397


THE INTEGRATED BAR OF THE PHILIPPINES
Rule 139-A

DECREE CONSTITUTING THE INTEGRATED BAR OF THE PHILIPPINES INTO A BODY CORPORATE AND PROVIDING GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE THERETO FOR THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF ITS PURPOSES
Presidential Decree No. 181

BY-LAWS OF THE INTEGRATED BAR OF THE PHILIPPINES



 

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