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Concise Guide To Paralegal Ethics, (with Aspen Video Series: Lessons in Ethics), Fourth Edition

Therese A. Cannon


  • ISBN: 9781454836957

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    Written by a well-known, respected leader in the paralegal field, the Concise Guide to Paralegal Ethics provides authoritative coverage of all the major areas of legal ethics, placing special emphasis on how the rules affect paralegals. The book is ideal for short courses or for use in substantive courses with additional consideration of ethics. Each chapter begins with an overview and follows a well-organized format. Key terms are introduced in italics, and marginal definitions help students with terminology. Review questions, hypotheticals, discussion questions, and projects reinforce the material. Useful appendices provide the text of relevant ethical codes.

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    Published 05/07/2013
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    Summary of Contents

    Ch. 1. Regulation of Lawyers and Paralegals

    Ch. 2. Unauthorized Practice of Law

    Ch. 3. Confidentiality

    Ch. 4. Conflicts of Interest

    Ch. 5. Advertising and Solicitation

    Ch. 6. Fees and Client Funds

    Ch. 7. Competence

    Ch. 8. Special Issues in Advocacy

    Ch. 9. Professionalism and Special Issues for Paralegals

    Appendix A. ABA Model Guidelines for the Utilization of Legal Assistant Services

    Appendix B. NALA Model Standards and Guidelines for the Utilization of Legal Assistants

    Appendix C. NFPA Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility

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    Therese A. Cannon

    Teri has been involved in the paralegal profession since 1975. She currently serves as Associate Director of the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the accrediting agency for four-year colleges and universities and graduate schools in California, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. She has served as Dean of two law schools, most recently John F. Kennedy University School of Law, and as Dean or Director of two paralegal programs. She was the Educational Consultant to the ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals for ten years and previously served on both the Committee and its Approval Commission, including three years as chair. She is a past president of the American Association for Paralegal Education, having served six years on its Board of Directors. Her other positions have included Educational Standards Consultant to the State Bar of California and Associate Dean at San Francisco State University. In addition to her two books on legal ethics, Teri has written two reference manuals for the ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals for program directors seeking approval and co-authored Paralegals, Profitability, and the Future of Your Law Practice with Arthur G. Greene for the ABA Law Practice Management Section. She serves on the advisory committee of the International Paralegal Management Association and on the PACE Standards Committee for NFPA. She formerly served on NALA’s CLA board. Teri has taught ethics for more than 30 years and frequently speaks on ethics to law firms, corporate legal departments, bar associations, and paralegal-related associations. Teri holds a law degree from Loyola Law School Los Angeles and an undergraduate degree from UCLA. She is licensed to practice law in California.

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