Bar Matter 1922: Failure to Comply with MCLE

The Supreme Court issued Bar Matter No. 1922 dated 3 June 2008, providing for the effects of failure to comply with the MCLE requirements:

Bar Matter No. 1922. – Re: Recommendation of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Board to Indicate in All Pleadings Filed with the Courts the Counsel’s MCLE Certificate of Compliance or Certificate of Exemption. – The Court Resolved to NOTE the Letter, dated May 2, 2008, of Associate Justice Antonio Eduardo B. Nachura, Chairperson, Committee on Legal Education and Bar Matters, informing the Court of the diminishing interest of the members of the Bar in the MCLE requirement program.

The Court further Resolved, upon the recommendation of the Committee on Legal Education and Bar Matters, to REQUIRE practicing members of the bar to INDICATE in all pleadings filed before the courts or quasi-judicial bodies, the number and date of issue of their MCLE Certificate of Compliance or Certificate of Exemption, as may be applicable, for the immediately preceding compliance period. Failure to disclose the required information would cause the dismissal of the case and the expunction of the pleadings from the records.

The New Rule shall take effect sixty (60) days after its publication in a newspaper of general circulation.

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  1. icyme
    icyme at | | Reply

    I just took oath last april 29, 2010. Now I was informed by my IBP chapter that I am required to take the MCLE, they showed me a circular from the SC (i still have to get a copy of the circular). As far as I know, I am still exempt from compliance thereof for 36 months. Please enlighten me. thanks!

  2. Marilyn Lopez
    Marilyn Lopez at | | Reply

    may i know if there is a decided case or latest jurisprudence from the supreme court decision or lower court re:bar matter 1922?

    there is a lawyer who is contemplating of filing a case against a quasi-judicial body dismissing his case for failure to comply with bar matter 1922. we need to cite a latest jurisprudence on this issue. thanks and more power.
    i mean a decided case and was raised on appeal if any affirming bar matter 1922

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