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PL3100 - Professional Ethics and Law Office Procedures - 4.5 Credits

This course provides a classroom forum for discussion of ethical issues involved in the legal profession and, specifically, ethical issues encountered by paralegals. Students review and discuss the purpose of the ethical codes and guidelines of the American Bar Association, the National Association of Legal Assistants, and the National Federation of Paralegal Association. Students consider ethical issues concerning the unauthorized practice of law, confidentiality, conflicts of interests, advertising and solicitation, attorney fees and client funds, competency, and professionalism, and discuss law office procedures to prevent ethical violations.

Delivery: on campus