Ethics for the Legal Professional, 8th edition

  • Deborah K. Orlik

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With its lively narrative and state-specific approach, Ethics for the Legal Professional tackles important ethical issues every paralegal should know. Cases and assignments invite you to apply concepts to real situations — helping you to build important research and critical-thinking skills.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2014

ISBN-13: 9780137549306

Subject: Paralegal Studies

Category: Introduction to Paralegal Studies


1. Regulation of the Legal Profession
2. Unauthorized Practice of Law
3. Confidentiality
4. Conflicts of Interest -- The Duty of Loyalty
5. Advertising and Solicitation
6. Fair Fees and Client Trust Accounts
7. Competence and Negligence
8. The Duty of Diligent Representation
9. The Umbrella Duty of Integrity

Appendix A: National Association of Legal Assistants Code of Ethics And Professional Responsibility
Appendix B: NALS Code of Ethics
Appendix C: National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Appendix D: Rules of Professional Conduct
Appendix E: ABA Model to California Rule Translation

Video Case Index
UPL: When friends ask for help
UPD: Helping the Client without Practicing Law
UPL: Traditional Exceptions
UPL: Interviewing the Client
UPL: Working with a Witness
UPL: Working with Experts
UPL: Improper Supervision
UPL: Helping the Client Fill Out forms
Privilege Issue: Misdirected E-mail
Confidentiality: Need to Know Circle
Confidentiality: Public Information
Confidentiality: Disclosure of Damaging Information
Confidentiality: Family Exception?
Attorney/Client Privilege
Conflict of Interest: Relationships with Clients
Conflict of Interest: Independent Paralegal
UPL: Disclosure of Status (Misrepresentation)
Fees and Fair Billing: Contemporaneous Timekeeping
Fees and Fair Billing: Using Time Effectively
Zealous Representation: When You Are Asked to Lie
Zealous Representation: Handling Evidence
Zealous Representation: Gifts to Judges

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