LEGAL ETHICS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM 

Program Overview 

Everyone who works in the legal profession, whether an attorney, legal assistant or a paralegal, must have a fundamental understanding of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and laws dealing with the ethical obligations of members of the legal profession. This course covers the basic principles governing the ethical practice of law for lawyers, legal assistants and paralegals. In addition, it provides students with the necessary tools for identifying and resolving ethical problems, and gives practical tips to implement in everyday practice. The areas that will be covered in this course include the regulation of attorney, legal assistant and paralegal conduct, confidentiality, the unauthorized practice of law, conflicts of interest, advertising, disciplinary procedures and malpractice.

 

Legal assistants and paralegals provide critical and integral support to lawyers in private law firms, business corporations, public institutions and government agencies. Legal assistants and paralegals, like lawyers, are held to the highest ethical and professional standards.

 

ALL legal assistants and paralegals should annually complete an ethics training course. 

Course Structure

This is an intensive, nationally acclaimed online course. A learning module will be set up for each section containing a lecture, reading assignments, and a quiz. Students are required to read the assigned reading assignments, review the lecture slides, watch the video lecture, and satisfactorily complete each quiz. After completing all learning modules, students are required to satisfactorily complete the Final Exam. 

 

Certification 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion in Legal Ethics from Legal Assistants of America.  

Course Outline 

Module 1: Regulation of Lawyers, Legal Assistants and Paralegals
Module 2: Unauthorized Practice of Law
Module 3: Confidentiality
Module 4: Conflicts of Interest
Module 5: Advertising and Solicitation
Module 6: Fees and Client Funds
Module 7: Competence
Module 8: Special Issues in Advocacy
Module 9: Professionalism and Special Issues for Legal Assistants and Paralegals

 

Program Cost 

The program cost is $249. All reading materials are included in the program cost. Program cost are due at the time of registration. 

 

Requirements for Registration 

Access to a computer and high speed internet connection

Course Schedule 

2020 Session 1: Monday, January 14th, 2020, Tuesday, January 15th, 2020 and Wednesday, January 16th, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am (PST); 12:00pm - 2:00pm (EST) 

2020 Session 2: Monday, February 25th, 2020, Tuesday, February 26th, 2020, Wednesday, February 27th, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am (PST); 12:00pm - 2:00pm (EST) 

2020 Session 3: Monday, March 11, 2020, Tuesday, March 12, 2020, Wednesday, March 13, 2020 at 9:00am - 11:00am (PST); 12:00pm - 2:00pm (EST) 

2020 Session 4: Saturday, March 16, 2020 at 9:30am - 1:30pm (PST); 12:00pm - 4:30pm (EST)

2020 Session 5: Monday, April 8, 2020, Tuesday April 9, 2020, Wednesday, April 10, 2020 at 9:00am - 11:00am (PST); 12:00pm - 2:00pm (EST)

2020 Session 6: Monday, May 20, 2020, Tuesday May 21, 2020, Wednesday, May 22, 2020 at 9:00am - 11:00am (PST); 12:00pm - 2:00pm (EST)

2020 Session 7: Saturday, June 8, 2020 at 9:30am - 1:30pm (PST); 12:00pm - 4:30pm (EST) 

2020 Session 8: Monday, June 10, 2020, Tuesday, June 11, 2020, Wednesday, June 12, 2020 at 9:00am - 11:00am (PST); 12:00pm - 2:00pm (EST)

2020 Session 9: Monday, July 22, 2020, Tuesday, July 23, 2020, Wednesday, July 24, 2020 at 9:00am - 11:00am (PST); 12:00pm - 2:00pm (EST)

2020 Session 10: Saturday, July 27, 2020 at 9:30am - 1:30pm (PST); 12:00pm - 4:30pm (EST)

2020 Session 11: Monday, August 12, 2020, Tuesday August 13, 2020, Wednesday, August 14, 2020 at 9:00am - 11:00am (PST); 12:00pm - 2:00pm (EST) 

2020 Session 12: Monday, September 16, 2020, Tuesday, September 17, 2020, Wednesday, September 18, 2020 at 9:00am - 11:00am (PST); 12:00pm - 2:00pm (EST) 

2020 Session 13: Monday, October 7, 2020, Tuesday, October, 8, 2020, Wednesday, October 9, 2020 at 9:00am - 11:00am (PST); 12:00pm - 2:00pm (EST) 

2020 Session 14: Monday, November 4, 2020, Tuesday, November 5, 2020, Wednesday, November 6, 2020 at 9:00am - 11:00am (PST); 12:00pm - 2:00pm (EST) 

2020 Session 15: Monday, December 2, 2020, Tuesday, December 3, 2020, Wednesday, December 4, 2020 at 9:00am - 11:00am (PST); 12:00pm - 2:00pm (EST) 

2020 Session 16: Saturday, December 7, 2020 at 9:30am - 1:30pm (PST); 12:00pm - 4:30pm (EST)

Cancellation Policy 

All cancellation request must be submitted in writing by email to info@legalassistantsofamerica.com ten (10) business days prior to the scheduled start date. You will receive a full tuition refund less a non-refundable $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after that date.

Legal Ethics Certificate Program

Legal Ethics Certificate Program

$249.00Price

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