A. AGRARIAN LEGAL ASSISTANCE
Agrarian legal assistance is comprised of resolution of Agrarian Law Implementation (ALI) cases, ARB representation before judicial and quasi-judicial bodies, and mediation and conciliation. ALA aims to provide legal support to ARBs in the course of agrarian disputes whether filed in regular courts or in DAR Adjudication Board (DARAB). Resolution of ALI cases involved administrative rendering of decision on exemption, conversion, and retention, among others.
B. ADJUDICATION OF CASES
This involves the resolution of cases by the DAR Adjudication Board (DARAB) and any of its salas. Cases under DARAB Jurisdiction include, among others, the rights and obligations of persons, whether natural or juridical, engaged in the management, cultivation, and use of all agricultural lands covered by Republic Act No. 6657, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL), as amended, and other related agrarian laws; the preliminary administrative determination of reasonable and just compensation of Lands acquired under Presidential Decree (PD) No. 27 and the CARP, and cases involving the ejectment and dispossession of tenants and/or leaseholders.