Roundtable Discussion on the Proposed Code of Professional Responsibility & Accountability
November 24, 2022
Supreme Court Associate Justice Maria Filomena D. Singh, Vice Chairperson of the SC Sub-Committee for the Revision of the Code of Professional Responsibility, presents the proposed Code of Professional Responsibility and Accountability to the members of the legal profession during a hybrid roundtable discussion on Thursday, November 24, 2022, at the Caroline L. Tanchay Auditorium, DLSU Tañada-Diokno College of Law, Rufino Campus, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Not in photo is Justice Amy C. Lazaro-Javier, Sub-Committee Chairperson, who gave the opening remarks during the roundtable discussion titled “Navigating the Proposed Code of Professional Responsibility and Accountability” which was organized by the Philippine Bar Association (PBA) and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP). Also in photo are (seated, from left) Atty. Nilo T. Divina, DIVINALAW Managing Partner; Atty. Joe Nathan P. Tenefrancia, Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia Law Offices Managing Partner; Atty. Patricia- Ann T. Prodigalidad, ACCRALAW Managing Partner; Atty. Roderick R.C. Salazar III, Integrated Bar of the Philippines Makati Chapter President; Atty. Jose Luis V. Agcaoili, Agcaoili & Associates Managing Partner; and Atty. Alfredo B. Molo III, MOSVELDTT Law Offices Partner. Atty. Rodelle B. Bolante, PBA President and SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Partner, gave a short video message prior to the start of the discussion.
The input during the roundtable discussion will be submitted to the Supreme Court En Banc along with those gathered during the Ethics Caravan in the cities of Cebu, Davao, and Naga. A fourth Ethics Caravan will be held in Baguio City in January next year. The Caravan will culminate in the National Summit on Ethical Standards for Lawyers which will be held in February 2023. (Courtesy of the Supreme Court Public Information Office)