The Philippine Network of
Independent Professional Firms
is composed of 7,100+ islands and more than 70 provinces and cities.
A lawyer or law firm based in Manila or in the provinces and cities finds
it extremely difficult to provide services outside of his/its local area
of practice or operation.
A client who
deals with such lawyer or law firm would likewise encounter difficulty
should he have cases outside of the base of operation of his lawyer.
Worse, sending his lawyer to other parts of the country would prove very
costly in terms of time, money and effort.
And in the event
the client or his lawyer has cross border transactions or cases requiring
the services of international lawyers or law firms outside of the Philippines,
difficulty in establishing international contacts is the usual drawback
of local firms.
It is this need
that ChanRobles LawNet
seeks to satisfy.
a nationwide network of lawyers and law firms which shall function
as a strong and cohesive alliance of professional firms in the areas of
referral of cases, consultations and professional services,ChanRobles
LawNet seeks to provide an effective
vehicle and venue to facilitate, both on the part of lawyers and their
clients, the handling of cases, research work and cross border consultations
on important legal issues and controversies affecting their respective
In the global
arena, ChanRobles LawNet members
shall be affiliated with the largest worldwide network of lawyers which
regularly holds annual regional and worldwide conferences and conventions
in various parts of the world.
of the ChanRobles LawNet
shall continue to be autonomous and independent from each other and there
shall be no partnership established among each other by reason of or as
a consequence of membership in the network. They shall continue to
operate and function independently from each other.
From the Secretariat
in Metro Manila, each member shall be provided with hard or electronic
copies of the latest Supreme Court decisions and circulars as well as other
legal materials from government offices and other sources on any areas
of law of interest to the members. From the electronic database of
the Virtual Law Library
of ChanRobles LawNet,
members shall be updated on legal materials on a regular basis either through
the Internet or the World Wide Web.
verification of cases in each member's jurisdiction will be greatly facilitated
and enhanced through ChanRobles LawNet.
.As an added
feature, the ChanRobles LawNet
Law Center shall
be established in a reputable address in the heart of Metro Manila.
The Law Center
shall be available to the members of the ChanRobles
LawNet as their law office address
in Metro Manila.