SC Suspends Implementation of Community Legal Aid Service Rule

September 17, 2019

The Supreme Court has suspended the implementation of the Community Legal Aid Service (CLAS) Rule in view of, among other reasons, the implementation of the Revised Student Practice Rule.

In a two-page minute resolution, the Court En Banc also ordered the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) to refer back the cases currently assigned to CLAS-covered lawyers to the supervising IBP lawyers.

Full link on CLAS Rule:

A.M. No. 17-03-SC (Re Rule on Community Legal Aid Service)