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[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6397, (1971-09-17)](https://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l1071)
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[ REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6397, September 17, 1971 ]

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE INTEGRATION OF THE PHILIPPINE BAR, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR.



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. Within two years from the approval of this Act, the Supreme Court may adopt rules of court to effect the integration of the Philippine Bar under such conditions as it shall see fit in order to raise the standards of the legal profession, improve the administration of justice, and enable the bar to discharge its public responsibility more effectively.

SEC. 2. The sum of five hundred thousand pesos is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to carry out the purposes of this Act. Thereafter, such sums as may be annual appropriations for the Supreme Court.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved, September 17, 1971.

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