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Top Mistakes Paralegals Make that Cross into UPL

  • 10/12/2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • webcast

Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Top-Mistakes-Paralegals-Make-That-Cross-Into-UPL/Video-Webinar/90623ER_3509218?st=WA&pt=1

Program Description

Honor Your Duty to Avoid the Unauthorized Practice of Law

If you've ever wondered whether it's ethically okay to perform the work you've been assigned, this is the course for you! In this focused program, experienced faculty share tips for spotting common errors that cross into the unauthorized practice of law, as well as ways to prevent them. From attorneys who dismiss your concerns of UPL as laziness to friends who ask for legal advice, get the information you need to steer clear of hazards. Register today!

  • Discover the dangers of offering legal insights to family and friends.
  • Identify the pitfalls and perils of failing to seek out supervision.
  • Uncover the risks of signing - or supervising the signing of - documents without your attorney present.
  • Analyze the hazards of giving clients legal advice.

Who Should Attend

This intermediate level course is designed to give paralegals the knowledge 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. Falling Into the Friends and Family Trap
  2. Failing to Seek Out Attorney Supervision
  3. Signing Pleadings and Documents for Your Attorney
  4. Failing to Make Your Role as a Paralegal Clear
  5. Inadvertently Giving Out Legal Advice to Clients
  6. Falling Into the "I'm Really Busy, Can You Handle It?" Trap

Washington State Paralegal Association
1402 Lake Tapps Parkway SE
Ste. F104/PMB133
Auburn, WA. 98092



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