Credits: 3 Credits (126 Clock Hours)
Self-paced: 4-month completion deadline.
This course delves into the pivotal realm of ethics within the legal profession, emphasizing the crucial role of conducting legal responsibilities ethically. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the paralegal profession while ensuring students grasp the ethical guidelines set by various authoritative bodies such as legislatures, courts, and professional associations. Through curated readings, case studies, and interactive learning tools like flashcards, students gain a robust understanding of the landscape of legal ethics.
Subjects covered include:
- The 25 essential ethical guidelines for paralegals.
- Regulatory mechanisms and potential sanctions for attorney misconduct.
- Strategies for paralegal competency maintenance.
- Implications of paralegal malpractice on supervising attorneys.
- Ethical guidelines concerning misconduct for attorneys, paralegals, and clients.
- Understanding conflict of interest and its various manifestations.
- Overview of the regulation methods applied to paralegals."
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Courses are self-paced and supported by qualified faculty. Students work on their reading, assignments, and quizzes on their own time. This flexibility allows students to study while navigating the rest of their busy lives. Our courses and programs have completion deadlines, but beyond that, students can complete the work on their own schedule. Instructors are always available for questions and support. Students are not required to attend any scheduled class meetings.
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Advance your education with an accredited certificate program from Washington Technical Institute (WTI). WTI is Regionally accredited by the Middle States Association CESS, and licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education as an institution of higher learning.
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Washington Technical Institute is Regionally accredited by the Middle States Association CESS, and licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education as an institution of higher learning