TO: THE COURT
OF APPEALS, SANDIGANBAYAN, COURT OF TAX APPEALS, REGIONAL TRIAL COURTS,
SHARI'A DISTRICT COURTS, METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL TRIAL
IN CITIES, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRIAL COURTS,
CIRCUIT TRIAL COURTS AND THE INTEGRATED
BAR OF THE PHILIPPINES
OF ATTY. AMADO D. ORDEN FROM THE PRACTICE OF LAW FOR ONE (1) YEAR.
for the information and guidance of all concerned are pertinent
of the Third Division of this Court, in Administrative Case No. 4646
"Rosita S. Torres vs. Atty. Amado D. Orden" dated April
to submit the brief to the appellate court within the reglementary
entails disciplinary action. Not only is it a dereliction of duty to
client but also to the court as well. His shortcomings before the Court
of Appeals is, in itself, already deplorable but to repeat the same
before this Court constitutes negligence of contumacious proportions.
is even worse that the respondent has attempted to mitigate his
by professing ignorance of appellate procedures, a matter that, too, is
Court so finds respondent Atty. Amado Orden remiss in his sworn duty to
his client, and to the Bar and the Bench as well and imposes upon him
penalty of SUSPENSION from the practice of law for the period of one
year immediately effective upon his receipt of this judgment.cralaw
Copy of the said
decision was received by Atty. Orden on May 11, 2000.cralaw
September 6, 2000.