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Rule 138-A - Rules of Court
Law Student Practice Rule


 

LAW STUDENT PRACTICE RULE

Rule 138-A

SECTION 1. Conditions for Student Practice. - A law student who has successfully completed 3rd year of the regular four-year prescribed law curriculum and is enrolled in a recognized law school's clinical legal education program approved by the Supreme Court, may appear without compensation in any civil, criminal or administrative case before any trial court, tribunal, board or officer, to represent indigent clients accepted by the legal clinic of the law school. chan robles virtual law library

SEC. 2. Appearance. - The appearance of the law student authorized by this rule, shall be under the direct supervision and control of a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines duly accredited by the law school.  Any and all pleadings, motions, briefs, memoranda or other papers to be filed, must be signed by the supervising attorney for and in behalf of the legal clinic. chan robles virtual law library

SEC. 3.  Privileged communications. - The Rules safeguarding privileged communications between attorney and client shall apply to similar communications made to or received by the law student, acting for the legal clinic.

SEC. 4.  Standards of conduct and supervision. - The law student shall comply with the standards of professional conduct governing members of the Bar.  Failure of an attorney to provide adequate supervision of student practice may be a ground for disciplinary action.   (SC Circular No. 19, prom. Dec. 19, 1986).

 

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