Just ONE app provides lawyers, legal researchers, legislators and the law enthusiast in you, complete access to over 15,000 laws of the Republic of the Philippines. NO network or internet connection is required as everything is stored offline in your device. LawJuan gives you instant access to:
-the present Constitution as well as the 1935 and 1973 Constitutions.
-844 Batas Pambansa, these are laws passed by the Philippine Parliament (Batasang Pambansa) from 1979-1985;
-2034 Presidential Decrees, these are enactments from 1972-1986 when the Phlippines was under Martial Law;
-Over 10,000 Republic Acts, these are legislative enactments from 1946-1972 and 1987 up to the present.
-Over 2,000 Executive Orders, plus other notable laws like Acts and Commonwealth Acts, including the Revised Penal Code, Family Code, Administrative Code, etc...
-the Rules of Court
Just imagine the wealth of information at your fingertips. And it does not stop there. More updates are coming and they will be absolutely free. Future updates will include more legal documents.
Just uncomplicated your research now, as the streamlined and intuitive interface for both the iPhone and the iPad is optimized with these amazing features:
SEARCH -Search laws quickly by law number or by topics/terms. Search by category or search unfiltered. Fast, easy access.
BOOKMARK -Even faster access with the Bookmark feature and automatic filtering of laws to types. Place your favorite laws where you would quickly find it.
ANNOTATE -Attach annotations or important notes to laws for future reference and quickly access all your annotations and notes in a snap.
HIGHLIGHT -Toggle highlights on your selected text instantly. Highlights are automatically saved for later viewing or clear them all at a touch of a button. All highlights are also accessible via the highlight button in the menu bar; quickly jump through your highlights.
QUICK JUMP INDICES- Jump quickly to a particular section or article of the law. Useful for long laws which scrolling is a bit tedious.
IN-DOCUMENT SEARCH -Search, Highlight and Jump to a particular term inside the whole text of the legal document. It really makes it easier to find what you are looking for.
SHARE AND PRINT -Directly email and share laws and notes. Option to email laws with or without user highlights. AirPrint compatible.
QUICK ADD TO NOTES -Quickly add a selected text in a law document to its notes (no need to copy text then go to notes then paste to note).
COLLAPSIBLE SECTIONS -Laws are now separated by collapsible sections; quickly hide/show laws according to your need.
FOLDERS -Add, rename and delete folders to organize laws according to your needs. Includes folder counter for convenience.
GESTURES -swipe left from document view to open Menu View, swipe right from document view to open Notes.
CHANGEABLE FONTS/FONT SIZES on Docs and Notes
MULTITASKING SUPPORT (on supported devices)
OPTIMIZED FOR RETINA DISPLAY
NEW PDF MODE - create/ open PDF copies on-the-fly.
NEW SLIDE MENUS - quick access to menus.
BACKUP DATA - backup or transfer notes, annotations, bookmarks, etc using iTunes File Sharing or Dropbox.
Just ONE app, LawJuan.
AND MORE UPDATES ARE COMING SOON.
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Disclaimer: The information in this app is not intended to replace official versions, is subject to revision, and should not be considered legal advise. The Seller presents this information without warranties, express or implied, regarding accuracy, timeliness, or completeness. In addition, this disclaimer may change at anytime. When necessary, consult primary source material.
The toolbar icons used (Super Mono Icons) are hereby attributed to "Double-J Design, Your ICON and GUI Solutions" (www. doublejdesign.co.uk).
optimised for iOS11
optimised for iPad Pro
optimised for iPhone X
bugfixes, typographical corrections
improved overall performance including search
updated content, including recent laws up to Executive Order No. 42 (s.2017) signed last September 25, 2017
Ratings and Reviews
Please update with new laws
New laws have been signed since the last update, please update the app
Great work. But needs modification
Superb app. But the rule 110 sec 14 should read :"Sec. 14. Amendment or substitution. – A complaint or information may be amended, in form or in substance, without leave of court at any time before the accused enters his plea. After the plea and during the trial, a formal amendment may only be made with leave of court and and when it can be done without causing prejudice to the rights of the accused.
However, any amendment before plea, which downgrades the nature of the offense charged in or excludes any accused from the complaint or information, can be made only upon motion by the prosecutor, with notice to the offended party and with leave of court. The court shall state its reasons in resolving the motion and copies of its order shall be furnished all parties, especially the offended party.
If it appears at anytime before judgment that a mistake has been made in charging the proper offense, the court shall dismiss the original complaint or information upon the filing of a new one charging the proper offense in accordance with section 19, Rule 119, provided the accused shall not be placed in double jeopardy. The court may require the witnesses to give bail for their
appearance at the trial.
New multicolor highlights but still very impractical to use
Although I appreciate the innovation, it is still very impractical to use this highlight function as it is very time-consuming. It takes at least three seconds to highlight a particular text. Of course, in real life, it is instant. But highlighting is supposed to be that way.
In the next update, I suggest that the developers take it to the next level. Highlighting may be toggled only once. Once toggled, the user may highlight multiple lines of text in different areas of the document, just like in real life, without going through a difficult and long process of highlighting that takes three seconds for every line.
To the developers: To better understand what I'm saying, please download Goodreader and try their highlighting function.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.