Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals, 7th Edition (online access included).
Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals, 7th Edition (online access included)
Therese A. Cannon
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Aspen College Series
Aimed at paralegal students, paralegals, and lawyers, this textbook covers all major areas of legal ethics and professional responsibilities, with emphasis on how the rules impact paralegals. It discusses lawyer regulation; the history of the paralegal career, its regulation, and certification; ethics guidelines of bar and paralegal associations; the unauthorized practice of law; the provision of legal services to clients by nonlawyers; confidentiality, including inadvertent disclosure and the impact of technology; conflicts of interest; and legal advertising and solicitation, including marketing and social media. It also addresses billing, fees, statutory fee awards that include compensation for paralegal work, fee-splitting, referral fees, partnerships between attorneys and nonlawyers, the compensation of paralegals, and handling client funds; competence and malpractice; special issues for litigation paralegals; and professionalism, including titles, overtime, diversity, and pro bono work. This edition reflects changes to the American Bar Association Model Rules and new case law interpreting them and has updated ethics opinions, with a focus on technology and social media and new hypotheticals. Online access to videos and other resources is included.
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