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Written from a paralegal perspective, this book uses plain English and an upbeat tone to keep readers engaged in the ethics of the legal profession. Its unique approach focuses on researching oners"s own state laws and codesand applying those to cases, collaborative assignments and hypothetical situations in the text. This edition features chapter-by-chapter updates,In the Newsarticles, and video case studies designed to spark class discussion. With its lively narrative and state-specific approach, it tackles important ethical issues and shows how to research possible courses of action.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Regulation of the Legal Profession
Chapter Two: Unauthorized Practice of Law
Chapter Three: Confidentiality
Chapter Four: Conflicts of Interest–The Duty of Loyalty
Chapter Five: Advertising and Solicitation
Chapter Six: Fair Fees and Client Trust Accounts
Chapter Seven: Competence and Negligence
Chapter Eight: The Duty of Diligent Representation
Chapter Nine: The Umbrella Duty of Integrity
Appendix A: NALA 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