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Ethics for Paralegals attempts to animate the study of Ethics. It is critical for the paralegal student to understand the parameters of their not only their job, but also the ethical rules that define the proper practice of law. It is only after understanding legal ethics that the paralegal understands why they do things a certain way in the law office. Files are kept in a certain manner to maintain client confidentiality, retainers are collected in a certain way to comply with the rules relating to fees, and even a paralegal’s business card has ethical implications regarding the “unauthorized practice of law”. This text attempts to put these ethical rules into perspective. Attorneys and paralegals deal with these rules everyday, so everyday examples and hypotheticals are used for in-class discussion.
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Table of contents
PART ONE: THE PRACTICE OF LAWChapter One - Oversight: Regulation and Licensing of the Legal ProfessionChapter Two – The Unauthorized Practice of LawPART TWOChapter Three – The Attorney-Client Relationship: Maintaining Competency, Diligence, and CommunicationsChapter Four – ConfidentialityChapter Five – Conflicts of InterestChapter Six – Fees and Client PropertyChapter Seven – Special Clients and SituationsPART THREEChapter Eight - Advocacy and Litigation IssuesChapter Nine - Law Firms: Understanding the Structure and Management of the PracticeChapter Ten - Advertising and the Solicitation of ClientsChapter Eleven - Maintaining the Integrity of the ProfessionAppendix A: Links to Ethical Codes for Paralegals and AttorneysAppendix B: How to Prepare the Case BriefAppendix C: NALA Model Standards and Guidelines for Utilization of Legal AssistantsAppendix D: NFPA Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Guidelines for EnforcementGlossaryIndex