(5) In appealed cases, to prepare the pleadings required in the case. 7 Section 5. Certification Application Requirements. -The law student must submit a duly-accomplished application form under oath in three (3) copies, accompanied by proof of payment of the necessary legal and filing fees. The law school, through the dean or the authorized representative, shall submit to the Office of the Executive Judge of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) having jurisdiction over the territory where the law school is located, the duly-accomplished application form together with an endorsement under oath. Level 1 Certification The Executive Judge of the RTC shall evaluate, approve, and issue the certification within ten (10) days from receipt of the application. The Level 1 certification issued under this provision shall be valid before all courts, quasi-judicial and administrative bodies within the judicial region where the law school is located.
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8 A.M. No. 19-03-24-SC Level 2 Certification Within ten (10) days from receipt of the application, the Executive Judge of the RTC shall (a) evaluate the application together with its attachments, and (b) recommend to the Office of the Court Administrator (OCA) the approval and issuance of the certification. If the Executive Judge finds the application to be incomplete, the law school shall be notified and required to comply with the requirements within five (5) days from receipt of notice. The Level 2 certification issued under this provision shall be valid before all courts, quasi-judicial and administrative bodies. Section 6. Duties of Law Student Practitioners. -Acting under a certification, the law student practitioner shall: (a) Observe the provisions of Section 24(b), Rule 130 of the Rules of Court; (b) Be prohibited from using information acquired in one's capacity as a law student practitioner for personal or commercial gain; ( c) Perform the duties and responsibilities to the best of one's abilities as a law student practitioner; and (d) Strictly observe the Canons of the Code of Professional Responsibility.1 Section 7. Use of Law Student Practitioner's Name. -A law student practitioner may sign briefs, pleadings, letters, and other similar documents which the student has produced under the direction of the supervising lawyer, indicating the law student practitioner's certificate number as required under this Rule. Section 8. Law Student Practitioner's Oath/Affirmation. -A law student who has been issued a certificate under this Rule must, before performing the activities allowed herein, take an oath in the following form: "I, ( name ), having been granted a certificate of law student practice by the Supreme Court under Rule 138-A of the Rules of Court, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will maintain allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines, I will 1 Promulgated by the Supreme Court on June 21, 1988.
Rule 138-A I Law Student Practice support the Constitution and obey the laws as well as the legal orders of the duly constituted authorities therein; I will do no falsehood, nor consent to the doing of
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