MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (MOA) ON THE REFERRAL AND ACCEPTANCE OF APPOINTMENT OF LAWYERS OF THE PHILIPPINE BAR ASSOCIATION (PBA) AS COUNSEL DE OFICIO was signed last May 04, 2015
TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES:
Pres. Rico De Guzman and the PBA Legal Aid Committee Chaired by Atty. Llewellyn L. Llanillo and Co-Chaired by Atty. Elmar B. Galacio would like to inform you that the MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (MOA) ON THE REFERRAL AND ACCEPTANCE OF APPOINTMENT OF LAWYERS OF THE PHILIPPINE BAR ASSOCIATION (PBA) AS COUNSEL DE OFICIO was signed last May 04, 2015 at the Executive Lounge, Makati City Hall. Enclosed please find the scanned copy of the afore-mentioned signed MOA.
As stated in the MOA, the Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Legal Aid Committee, as representatives of PBA, will receive the court's requests for pro bono representation. The Committee will then assign the same to law offices and lawyers that have signified to volunteer. The law office or volunteer lawyer will have to manifest immediately its/his/her acceptance before the court, furnishing the PBA Legal Aid Committee a copy thereof. Non-acceptance by the law office or lawyer concerned has to be immediately conveyed to the Legal Aid Committee so that the same can be assigned to other volunteer lawyers for possible representation.
In this regard, the PBA Legal Aid Committee respectfully requests you to submit the names of the lawyers (with their mobile nos.) from your law firm who can represent the indigent litigants as counsel de oficio in cases pending before the Metropolitan and Regional Trial Courts of Makati City.
Thank you very much.