If a recommendation has been attached to an application, the applicant must likewise attach a conforme letter following the format provided for under the “forms” dropdown menu. Please see sample form in “downloadable forms”. (click here)

The latest version of the PDS or the version as of the date of application must be used. Please see the latest version of the PDS in “downloadable forms”. (click here)

Any application using the wrong PDS version shall be deemed incomplete and shall not be given due course.

No. The completion of a prejudicature program is not a requirement for application. However, under Rule 3, Section 1 of the Revised Rules of the JBC, the Council shall consider the completion of the prejudicature program in determining the competence of applicants for nomination. Kindly refer to the JBC Rules. (click here)

All applicants who are exempt from the MCLE should indicate their MCLE Exemption Number in their PDS. Applications without the exemption number shall be deemed incomplete and shall not be given due course. Kindly refer to the MCLE Rules. (click here)

No. Previous applicants who have submitted their original or certified true copies of Certificate of Live Birth [issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)], Transcript of Law Records and Certificate of Admission to the Bar no longer have to submit the same again.

Previous applicants who have submitted the original or certified true copy of their Certificate need not submit a PSA-issued Certificate of Live Birth.

Yes. Any complaint whether civil, criminal, administrative, or special proceeding of whatever nature and kind whether in the investigation stage, pending, or decided must be disclosed in the PDS. Please see item number 29, page 4, PDS. (click here)

Yes. Any complaint whether civil, criminal, administrative, or special proceeding of whatever nature and kind whether in the investigation stage, pending, or decided must be disclosed in the PDS. Please see item number 29, page 4, PDS. (click here)

For those who are currently employed in the private sector but were in government service within the past ten (10) years, all SALNs for the years in government service must be submitted.

No. Only those with judicial experience are required to submit sample decisions. For applicants who are not judges, please refer to the list of application requirements under the “documentary requirements” in “downloadable forms”. (click here)

No. Applications sent through electronic mail or facsimile machine, as well as other documents which are incomplete, out of date, or without a transmittal letter, shall not be given due course. Please refer to the announcement/publication. (click here)

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