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Pocket Guide to Legal Ethics, 1st Edition

  • Angela Schneeman
  • ISBN-10: 1418053783  |  ISBN-13: 9781418053789
  • 224 Pages
  • © 2009 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $35.25
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Pocket Guide to Legal Ethics is a concise, comprehensive guide to the rules of ethics for paralegal students and working paralegals. Focusing on the key rules of ethics, the text reviews the rules of ethics that attorneys are subject to and how those rules may apply to paralegals. In addition, Pocket Guide to Legal Ethics includes useful information tailored specifically for paralegals, including tips for ethical behavior, real-world advice and ethical guidance provided by various paralegal associations. Topical areas address in this resource include providing competent diligent representation of the client; maintaining integrity and public respect for the legal profession; avoiding the unauthorized practice of law; confidentiality; conflicts of interest; fees and financial matters; advertising and solicitation. The easy-to-use format, including checklists, charts, tables, and FAQs in each chapter make Pocket Guide to Legal Ethics a quick reference book that students will want to take from the classroom to the workplace.

Features and Benefits

  • Ethical discussions familiarize paralegal students with the rules that apply to the attorneys they work for as well as how those rules apply to paralegals.
  • Sample Code of Ethics excerpts show how the rules being discussed may be adopted as state law.
  • Practical guidance from various paralegal associations helps readers apply what they have learned to real world, on-the-job situations.
  • FAQs provide quick answers to questions paralegals may face as professionals.
  • References and resources direct readers to the code of ethics in specific states.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Legal Ethics
Chapter 2: Unauthorized Practice of Law
Chapter 3: Confidentiality
Chapter 4: Conflict of Interest
Chapter 5: Representation of the Client
Chapter 6: Ethics of Legal Fees and Financial Matters
Chapter 7: Integrity and Respect in the Profession
Chapter 8: Advertising and Solicitation
Chapter 9: Business Ethics for Everyone

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Angela Schneeman

Angela Schneeman is a writer, research specialist, and freelance paralegal. She has worked for law firms, corporate legal departments, and a major accounting firm. The author of five paralegal textbooks, Ms. Schneeman received her Legal Assistant Certificate and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Legal Studies from the University of Minnesota.