Ethics

Legal ethics is defined as the code of professional responsibility detailing the moral and professional duties required in the delivery of legal services.

This webinar will provide an overview of growing societal trends of social media, along with a discussion of private versus public information, and how social media blurs the lines. Consider the risks associated with social networking and if your clients are in danger. What makes social networking different: A look at some publicly poor decisions made through social media and what it could cost you. We will review the American Bar Association and State Rules of Professional Conduct, as well as other formal ethical opinions. What to consider in your discovery plan?

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 1:00pm

Need help in preparing to take the CP Certification Exam? By purchasing the CP Review Course Bundle you will have access to 9 CP review courses: 

CLE Hours: 33.75 total (Substantive 26.75; Non-substantive 4.5; Ethics 2.5)
(If you earned CLE for a session via the virtutal Conference @ Home, you are ineligible to earn CLE for the recorded version of that session)

This bundle includes the following on-demand webinars:

This on-demand webinar focuses on how courts sometimes use ethics in their rulings more than following the rule of law. This course discusses how courts have become a critical part of the public policymaking process and whether they should be exercising discretion to make decisions which have far-reaching consequences in terms of the distribution of benefits and burdens within society? Furthermore, this course discusses Supreme Court Justices’ jurisprudence and what guides them in ruling the way they do. We review some landmark Supreme Court cases and how Supreme Court Justices were guided

This on-demand webinar assists those preparing for the Certified Paralegal Exam review for the Ethics portion of the exam. 

The session focuses on the following: 

  • Ethical responsibilities centering on performance of delegated work
  • Paralegal professional responsibility
  • Professional relationships
  • Client and public contract
  • Attorney code of ethics and discipline

In the field of Estate Planning, we, as professionals, must be weary of common ethical and legal pitfalls. In this webinar, we will review, among other things, the standards of competent representation, maintaining confidence while admitting to not knowing the answer, disclosure of conflict of interests, ensuring legal capacity, and creating an engagement letter.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 12:00pm

The study of legal ethics can be dry and less than exciting. In real life, paralegals use ethics rules to guide them in everyday interactions with attorneys, opposing counsel, the court, and the public. In this on-demand webinar, participants are the audience of a legal professional talk show. The host of the show will answer letters sent by viewers regarding ethical dilemmas paralegals face in their daily work. The topics covered include confidentiality, conflict of interest, giving legal advice, inadvertent disclosure, reporting misconduct, fees, and client property.  

CLE Hours: 43.0 total (Subtantive 31.5, Non-substantive 7.0, Ethics 4.5)
(If you attended the session while at Conference, you are ineligible to earn CLE for the recorded version.)

This bundle includes the following on-demand webinars: 

This on-demand webinar assists those in taking the Certified Paralegal exam (“CP Exam”) by reviewing for the legal ethics component of the knowledge portion of the CP Exam. It focuses on the following:  (1) ethical responsibilities centering on performance of delegated work, (2) paralegal professional responsibility, (3) professional relationships, (4) client and public contact, and (5) the attorney code of ethics and discipline.  Upon completion, registrants understand their ethical and professional responsibilities in and outside of the work place including the key ethical principles and

Technology presents a variety of ethical challenges. This on-demand webinar discusses changes in ethical rules as they relate to technology. We also discuss ethical concerns and “red flags” relating to the use of technology and the storage and discovery of ESI.

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