CONTACT INFORMATION


City Legal Department

  • CLD
  • 7/F Main Building, City Hall Compound, Quezon City
  • 8988-4242 local 8700
  • [email protected]

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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT


Office Hours:
Mondays – Fridays
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

ABOUT US


Description

The City Legal Department is the chief legal counsel of the Quezon City Government. As such, it is tasked to represent the local government unit and to advise the City Mayor and other City Officials in any litigation or matter under Section 481 of the Local Government Code of 1991.

Mission

To provide excellent, professional, ethical, and efficient legal services to the City Mayor, the Sangguniang Panlungsod, and other City Officials in relation to their official duties and functions.

Vision

To be the epitome of quality legal service, pursuer of justice, and champion of the rule of law.

Legal Bases:

  • Commonwealth Act of 502 otherwise known as the “Quezon City Charter”
  • Republic Act 5185 otherwise known as “An Act Granting Further Autonomous Powers to Local Governments”
  • Ordinance 9983, S-73 creating the Office of the City Legal Officer pursuant to Section 19 of Republic Act 5185
  • Article XI (Section 481) of the Republic Act 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991 providing for the qualifications, term, powers, and duties of the City Legal Officer
  • Ordinance SP-244, S-94 providing for the additional duties and functions of the Office of the City Attorney (City Legal Officer)
  • Quezon City Council Resolution No. SP-1717, S-2002 authorizing the Office of the City Legal Officer to act as Legal Counsel for the City Council, the City Vice Mayor, and any member of the City Council sued in their official capacity in all civil and administrative cases and special proceedings.

Service Pledge

We pledge to serve the Quezon City Government with Candor, Loyalty, and Dignity.

Committed in providing quality legal services to the Quezon City Government

Loyal to the mandate of the Quezon City Government and in upholding the rule of law

Defend the rights of the Quezon City Government

Services


SUBMISSION OF REQUESTS FOR LEGAL OPINIONS AND REPRESENTATION

The City Legal Department (Office of the City Attorney) shall represent the Quezon City Government in all civil actions and special proceedings wherein the local government unit or any official or department head thereof, in his official capacity, is a party; and render an opinion in writing on any question of law when requested to do so by the City Mayor, the Sangguniang Panlungsod and other City Officials.

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FILING OF ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINTS

The City Legal Department (Office of the City Attorney) shall investigate or cause to investigate any Quezon City Government official or employee for administrative offense and recommend appropriate action to the City Mayor.

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REQUEST FOR CERTIFICATION OF NO PENDING ADMINISTRATIVE CASE

For requests by Quezon City Government employees or officials seeking Certifications of No Pending Administrative Case for clearance or loan purposes.

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REQUEST FOR FREE LEGAL ADVICE

The City Legal Department (Office of the City Attorney) shall give free legal advice to Quezon City constituents. The client will register and be interviewed by the receiving clerk. A PALAO Assessment Form will be given to be properly accomplished by the client and thereafter, be assigned to the appropriate lawyer. 

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REQUEST FOR AFFIDAVIT OF CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH

In this process, the client will register and be interviewed by the receiving clerk. A PALAO Assessment Form will be given to be properly accomplished by the client. The affidavit will be prepared and thereafter, notarized by the assigned notary public.

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Department Directory


Atty. Orlando Paolo F. Casimiro
City Attorney and Head, Public Assistance and Legal Affairs Office (PALAO)
8988-4242 loc. 8700
[email protected]

Atty. Carlo Lopez Austria
Assistant City Attorney
8988-4242 loc. 8717
[email protected]

DivisionsOfficer NameOffice AddressContact Information
Trial and Investigation DivisionAtty. Felipe A. Arevalo III
Chief / Attorney V
7/F Main Building, City Hall Compound, Quezon City8988-4242 loc. 8703
[email protected]
Opinion and Research DivisionAtty. Lucy Kristi F. Banta
Chief / Attorney V
7/F Main Building, City Hall Compound, Quezon City8988-4242 loc. 8703
[email protected]
Administrative DivisionAtty. Jocel Grace T. Garcia
Chief / Attorney V
7/F Main Building, City Hall Compound, Quezon City8988-4242 loc. 8704
[email protected]
Records and Information Management DivisionMs. Jobeets R. Calub
Acting Chief / Administrative Officer IV
7/F Main Building, City Hall Compound, Quezon City8988-4242 loc. 8700
[email protected]

Resources


CLD CITIZEN CHARTER 2019
CLD SERVICES 2020
CLD CITIZEN CHARTER 2022

Last updated on January 23rd, 2023