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EN BANC SUPREME COURT RESOLUTION AMENDING BAR MATTER NO. 850.

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BAR MATTER NO. 850
    
MANDATORY CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (MCLE)

Republic of the Philippines
Supreme Court
EN BANC

Gentlemen:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
 

 Quoted hereunder, for your information, is a resolution of the Court En Banc dated

          13 July 2004

 “Bar Matter No. 850. – Re: Proposed Rules on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for Active Members of the IBP. – Acting on the Letter dated 18 June 2003 of Chairperson Carolina C. Griño-Aquino, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee (MCLE), requesting for the exemption of incumbent members of the MCLE Office from complying with the MCLE requirements and the payment of the exemption fee, as well as the approval and publication of the amendments to Bar Matter No. 850 and its Implementing Regulations, the Court Resolved, upon the recommendation of the Committee on Legal Education, to

(a) APPROVE the proposed amendments to Bar Matter No. 850 and its Implementing Regulations, thus: 

1.) Rule 7, Section 1, Bar Matter No. 850

Rule 7. EXEMPTIONS

   SECTION 1.  Parties exempted from the MCLE.
- The following members of the Bar are exempt from the MCLE requirements:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary

a) xxx;
b) xxx;
c) The Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, incumbent and retired members of the judiciary, incumbent members of Judicial Bar Council, incumbent members of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee, incumbent court lawyers who have availed of the Philippine Judicial Academy programs of continuing judicial education
d) xxx;
e) xxx;
f) xxx;
g) xxx;
h) xxx;
i) xxx;
j) xxx;
k) xxx;
l) xxx;

2)     Section 5, MCLE Implementing Regulations

 Section 5.  Exemptions
     
 The following are exempted from the MCLE requirements:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary

a. The Executive 

1. xxx;
2. xxx;
3. xxx;
4. xxx;
5. xxx;

b.     xxx.cralaw

c. The Judiciary
The Chief Justice and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court,
Incumbent and retired members of the Judiciary, incumbent members of the Judicial and Bar Council incumbent members of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee, incumbent court lawyers who have availed of the Philippine Judicial Academy programs of continuing judicial education.
  
d.     xxx
e.     xxx
f.      xxx
g.     xxx.cralaw

3)     Section 12, MCLE Implementing Regulations

 Section 12. Compliance Procedures

a. xxx,
b. xxx,
c. xxx,
d. xxx,
      
e. A member who is in non-compliance at the end of the compliance period shall pay a non-compliance fee of P1,000.00 and shall be listed as a delinquent member of IBP Board of Governors upon the recommendation of the MCLE Committee, in which case Rule 139-B of the Court shall apply. 
       
(b) APPROVE the proposed MCLE Forms for the effective Implementation of the MCLE program, to wit:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary

1.     MCLE Form No. 08 - Certificate of Exemption
2.     MCLE Form No. 09 - Application for Exemption
3.     MCLE Form No. 10 – Application for Credit Unit/s for Participating in MCLE Activity/Program as Lecturer/ Resource Speaker or Panelist/ Reactor/ Commentator/ Moderator/ Coordinator/Facilitator
 4.     MCLE Form No. 11 – Application for Credit Unit/s for Teaching at an Accredited Law School 
 5.     MCLE Form No. 12 – Application for Credit Unit/s for Publication of a Legal Article or Book
 6.     MCLE Form No. 13 – Certificate of Compliance

and

(c) direct the Office of the Clerk of Court to cause the publication of the aforecited provisions of Bar Matter No. 850 and its Implementing Regulations and the MCLE Forms for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation.
 

 Very truly yours,
 

LUZVIMINDA D. PUNO
Clerk of Court
  

                 By:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary


MA. LUISA D. VILLARAMA
Assistant Clerk of Court 

 


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