Ethics and Professional Practice for Paralegals, 4th Edition

Ethics and Professional Practice for Paralegals, 4th Edition
Emond Publishing
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November 2017

NOTE: Please visit Ethics and Professional Practice for Paralegals, 5th Edition for the latest edition.

There have been many changes to both the Rules of Paralegal Conduct and the Paralegal Professional Conduct Guidelines since the implementation of the Model Code of Professional Conduct from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. The fourth edition of Ethics and Professional Practice for Paralegals not only addresses these changes but also provides valuable commentary that prepares students for paralegal practice.

Discussions of various key issues have been expanded for this edition, including those surrounding the paralegal-client relationship, the purpose of retainers, the Paralegal Standing Committee, and accreditation requirements.

This text also addresses new developments related to ethics. It touches on the controversy around advertising practices and referral fees, and explores Justice Annemarie E. Bonkalo’s recommendations to enhance access to justice for Ontarians by allowing paralegals to provide a range of legal services in family law.

Additionally, this edition also offers increased coverage of technology and its association with ethical issues. Examples of these issues include how legal software may be used to conduct conflict checks in a proceeding or track money in a trust account, how software can be used to easily compile a library of precedent documents for the purposes of communicating with clients, and how the use of technology in a paralegal office can give rise to confidentiality issues.

  • Every rule or subrule of the Rules of Paralegal Conduct, along with the text of the applicable guideline(s)
  • Recommendations for the expansion of paralegal practice into family law published in Justice Annemarie E. Bonkalo’s Family Legal Services Review Report
  • Precedents for a retainer agreement, engagement letter, and various other documents
  • In-chapter problems and end-of-chapter problems addressing ethical issues
  • Charts outlining and explaining various rules and concepts
  • Review questions and answers revised for this edition
  • New section on Providing Legal Services Under a Limited Scope Retainer
  • New coverage of duty to withdraw at time of taking information and duty to withdraw after being retained
  • New subsection added on Incriminating Physical Evidence

Chapter 1: Paralegal Governance in Ontario
Chapter 2: Professionalism
Chapter 3: The Client
Chapter 4: Duty to Clients
Chapter 5: Advocacy
Chapter 6: Duty to Licensees and Others
Chapter 7: Practice Management

Appendix A: Paralegal Rules of Conduct
Appendix B: Paralegal Professional Conduct Guidelines


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