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Legal ethics for paralegals and the law office

Author: Laura L Morrison; Gina M DeCiani
Publisher: Minneapolis/St. Paul : West Pub. Co., ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Morrison and DeCiani use a real-life theme to prepare students to handle the everyday ethical situations facing legal assistants. Several learning features expand upon this theme. Focus On features offer interviews with practicing paralegals. Paralegals in the Spotlight summarize real-life ethical situations taken from legal assistant magazines and journals. Tips for the Paralegal include a list of ways to avoid or  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura L Morrison; Gina M DeCiani
ISBN: 0314041737 9780314041739
OCLC Number: 30700789
Notes: Accompanied by Instructor's manual with test bank and transparency masters (148 p.).
Includes index.
Description: xvi, 309 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: An Introduction to the History of Paralegals --
Overview of Legal Ethics --
The Unauthorized Practice of Law --
The Duty of Diligence --
Confidentiality --
Conflicts of Interest --
Financial Matters --
Advertising and Solicitation--
Reporting Attorney and Paralegal Misconduct --
Professional Conduct in the Law Office
Responsibility: Laura L. Morrison, Gina M. DeCiani.

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Morrison and DeCiani use a real-life theme to prepare students to handle the everyday ethical situations facing legal assistants. Several learning features expand upon this theme. Focus On features offer interviews with practicing paralegals. Paralegals in the Spotlight summarize real-life ethical situations taken from legal assistant magazines and journals. Tips for the Paralegal include a list of ways to avoid or deal with ethical problems, while Interplay boxes illustrate inter-relationships of ethical rules. Exercises and cases edited in the language of the court add to the applied nature of the text.

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An introduction History of Paralegals. Overview of Legal Ethics. The Unauthorized Practice of Law. The Duty of Diligence. Confidentiality. Conflicts of Interest. Financial Matters. Advertising and Read more...

 
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