9780135063934

Top 10 Rules of Ethics for Paralegals

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  • ISBN13:

    9780135063934

  • ISBN10:

    0135063930

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/16/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Top Ten Rules for Paralegalsprovides an upbeat approach to understanding professional responsibility in the field of law. Using a straightforward style, it discusses common ethical issues in the real world of law and asks students to reflect on their own personal beliefs. With a focus on research, it encourages students to find the Rules of Professional Conduct for their own state and think critically about ethical issues with those rules in mind. This edition also includes new research assignments that reinforce how to find answers to ethical questions and deal with issues on the job.

Table of Contents

RULE 1: HAVE INTEGRITY

RULE 2: PRESERVE THE CONFIDENCES AND SECRETS OF THE CLIENT

RULE 3: GET AND STAY COMPETENT

RULE 4: CHARGE ONLY FAIR FEES

RULE 5: MAKE LEGAL SERVICES AVAILABLE

RULE 6: REPRESENT EACH CLIENT WITH ZEAL AND DEDICATION WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF THE LAW

RULE 7: DON’T PRACTICE LAW WITHOUT A LICENSE

RULE 8: BE LOYAL TO EACH AND EVERY CLIENT

RULE 9: WORK TO IMPROVE THE LEGAL SYSTEM

RULE 10: DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT

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