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Overview

This easy-to-follow text is a concise study of legal ethics from the perspective of the paralegal to prepare paralegal students for the ethical dilemmas they will face on the job. The text includes the ABA Model Rule that applies to attorneys so students can learn to act in accordance with rules for the ethical conduct of attorneys. The NALA and NFPA rules and guidelines focus on practical advice and information paralegals can use to comply with the pertinent rules of ethics. Hypotheticals and cases on each topic are included, as well as chapter summaries, summary questions, and helpful hints.

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.
  • focus on legal ethics from the perspectives of both attorneys and paralegals helps the paralegal understand the "big picture" and better assist attorneys
  • chapter on business ethics encourages readers to recognize and understand ethical situations in a variety of settings
  • chapter on future trends in ethics explains how the rapid growth of technology has presented a new set of ethical questions to be answered
  • magazine-style features preceding each chapter pique interest and address legal ethics topics from real-world headlines
  • frequent use of hypotheticals helps clarify ideas
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Legal Ethics. Chapter 2: Unauthorized Practice of Law. Chapter 3: Confidentiality. Chapter 4: Conflict of Interest. Chapter 5: Competent, Diligent, and Zealous Representation of the Client. Chapter 6: The Ethics of Legal Fees and Financial Matters. Chapter 7: Maintaining Integrity and Public Respect for the Legal Profession. Chapter 8: Advertising and Solicitation. Chapter 9: Business Ethics for Everyone. Chapter 10: Ethics for the Twenty-First Century. Appendix A: Missouri''s Rules of Professional Conduct. Appendix B: New Hampshire's Guidelines for the Utilization of Legal Assistant Services. Appendix C: Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility of the National Association of Legal Assistants. Appendix D: National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Guidelines for Enforcement. Appendix E: Directory of Paralegal Associations. Glossary. Index.

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Paralegals Ethics

ISBN: 9780766809499
This easy-to-follow text is a concise study of legal ethics from the perspective of the paralegal to prepare paralegal students for the ethical dilemmas they will face on the job. The text includes the ABA Model Rule that applies to attorneys so students can learn to act in accordance with rules for the ethical conduct of attorneys. The NALA and NFPA rules and guidelines focus on practical advice and information paralegals can use to comply with the pertinent rules of ethics. Hypotheticals and cases on each topic are included, as well as chapter summaries, summary questions, and helpful hints.

FOR STUDENTS

Paralegals Ethics

ISBN: 9780766809499
This easy-to-follow book offers a study of legal ethics and ethical dilemmas from the perspective of the paralegal. The book includes the ABA Model Rule that applies to attorneys so as to inform the paralegal how to act in accordance with these rules and better assist attorneys. The NALA and NFPA rules and guidelines focus on practical advice and information paralegals can use to comply with the pertinent rules of ethics. A discussion of business ethics prepares readers for the ethical situations they might encounter in working for a law firm, a major corporation, a government agency or other type of businesses.