Ethics for Paralegals

Ethics for Paralegals

Language: English

Pages: 336

ISBN: 0073376981

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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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disqualification of counsel is a part of a court’s duty to safeguard the sacrosanct privacy of the attorneyclient relationship which is necessary to maintain public confidence in the legal profession and to protect the integrity of the judicial process. Panduit Corp. v. All States Plastic Mfg. Co., 744 F.2d 1564, 1576 (Fed.Cir. 1984). The trial court’s quandary in this case, however, was that the disqualification motion was based on the conduct of a nonlawyer, over whom the Model Rules have no

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this mandate, the paralegal can become the “weakest link” in the chain of the provision of legal services to a client. Knowledge of the ethical standards serves to protect not only the paralegal and the attorneys in the office, but also the client’s interests. To the extent that a paralegal is properly supervised and held accountable to the standards of ethics, she can practice law without overstepping the line into the unauthorized practice of law. REEL TO REAL Take a look, or a second look if

to his body in the course and scope of his employment.” The injuries are said to have “occurred as a proximate result of the unsafe and unseaworthy condition of the tugboat CORONADO and its appurtenances while docked at the Phillips/Freeport Dock.” Plaintiff’s First Amended Complaint, which added Phillips as a Defendant, provides no further information about the manner in which he suffered injury. However, by way of his Response to Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment, Plaintiff now avers that

suggests that Plaintiff’s lovable counsel had best upgrade to a nice shiny No. 2 pencil or at least sharpen what’s left of the stubs of his crayons for what remains of this heart-stopping, spine-tingling action.4 IT IS SO ORDERED. 4 In either case, the Court cautions Plaintiff’s counsel not to run with a sharpened writing utensil in hand—he could put his eye out. Source: Reprinted with permission from ThomsonWest. spa76981_ch03_056-079.indd Page 77 3/15/08 9:55:50 PM epg1

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