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Walking the Line: Avoiding Unauthorized Practice of Law

  • 07/29/2021
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Webcast

Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Walking-the-Line-Avoiding-Unauthorized-Practice-of-Law/Video-Webinar/90120ER_3402347?st=WA&pt=1

Program Description

Make Your Position as a Paralegal Clear and Stay Out of Hot Water

When it comes to working as a paralegal, it's essential that you refrain from giving out legal advice and make your role clear. However, sometimes this proves easier said than done. This program walks you through sticky scenarios and best practices for preventing the unauthorized practice of law (UPL). Steer clear of legal messes - register today!

  • Determine what does - and does not - constitute UPL.
  • Discover the dangers of supervising the signing of legal documents, failing to seek out attorney supervision, and more.
  • Find out why independent paralegals often fall victim to UPL.
  • Uncover practical guidance for navigating tricky situations.

Who Should Attend

This intermediate level course is designed to give paralegals the information they need to avoid the unauthorized practice of law. Those who should attend include:

  • Paralegals
  • Legal Technicians
  • Legal Assistants
  • Legal Support Staff

Course Content

  1. What is the Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL)?
  2. Understanding What's Permissible
  3. Crossing the Line Into UPL: Avoiding Critical Mistakes
  4. The Consequences of Inadvertently Providing Legal Advice 
  5. Independent Paralegals: What You Need to Know
  6. Guidelines for Handling Difficult Situations: With Examples

Washington State Paralegal Association
19540 International Blvd., Ste. 105
SeaTac, WA 98188

206.653.7259

info@wspaonline.org 

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