Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sarimanok?

Sarimanok is a virtual legal online website where Filipinos can book legal assistance for free. Sarimanok offers services ranging from Shariah Law to drafting of legal documents.

How much is the consultation fee?

Sarimanok offers its services for free. There is no consultation fee..

Who are the organizations behind Sarimanok?

Sarimanok is an initiative of Mindanao State University College of Law in partnership with The Asia Foundation.

Who can avail the services of Sarimanok?

Sarimanok’s legal services are available for everyone, whether you are from the Bangsamoro region or from another region in the Philippines. All you have to do is sign-up.

What are the documents I need when consulting?

Sarimanok requires clients to submit a copy of their valid personal identification. Clients applying for representation are required to submit proof of indigency.

How long does it take to evaluate one’s application?

All applications are evaluated within a reasonable time. We aim to provide expedient legal services without compromising its quality.

How will I know if I qualify to be represented by the law clinic?

You will be notified thru email or any other available means once your application for representation is approved.

Are there any proceedings for which legal aid will not be available?

Law Student Practitioners with Level 1 Certification can represent clients before quasi-judicial or administrative bodies. Law Student Practitioners with Level 2 Certification can appear on behalf of the client at any stage of the trial or proceedings, before any court, quasi-judicial or administrative bodies.