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Overcoming the Top Ethical Dilemmas Paralegals Face

  • 02/27/2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Audio Webinar

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Program Description

Clear Guidance for Tackling the Toughest Legal Ethics Challenges Head On

Daily practice is fraught with potential ethical mistakes that are hard to spot in the "heat of battle". This incisive legal ethics guide touches on the most common pitfalls paralegals are likely to face and offers clear guidance for staying in compliance. Register today!

  • Gain practical tips for preventing UPL in specific situations.
  • Prevent inadvertent disclosure of confidential information: learn what to watch out for.
  • Explore common conflict of interest scenarios between current, prospective and former clients to prevent problems.
  • Find out how you can do your part in preventing data breaches.
  • Clarify when and how to make it clear to clients that you are not an attorney.

Who Should Attend

This legal ethics course will provide attendees with practical solutions for top ethics questions you're likely to face. Those who should attend include:

  • Paralegals
  • Legal Assistants
  • Legal Support Staff

Course Content

  1. Preventing UPL: Navigating the Gray Areas
  2. Social Media and the Role of Technology
  3. Guarding Confidentiality: New Areas of Risk
  4. Data Security Practices: Preventing Breaches and Inadvertent Disclosures
  5. What to do if an Attorney has Made a Mistake
  6. Conflicts of Interest Between Current and Former Clients and Other Tricky Situations
  7. Does the Client Know You're Not an Attorney? When and How to Notify Clients
  8. What if the Attorney Approves Your Work Without Reviewing it First? 
  9. "Am I Negotiating Attorney Fees?" Common Scenarios that Can Land You in Hot Water

Washington State Paralegal Association
PO Box 58530
Seattle, WA 98138-1530
info@wspaonline.org 

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