2019-2020 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    
    Jun 18, 2024  
2019-2020 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LAW 3 Paralegal/Legal Assistant Professional Responsibility, Communications, and Ethics


Units: 3
Prerequisites: LAW 2 Introduction to Paralegal Studies, Legal Assisting, and Law Office Administration  with a grade of “C” or better.
Corequisites: LAW 2 .
This course involves the study of the principles and rules of legal ethics and professional responsibility, with particular emphasis on their application to paralegals, and the development of students’ ability to communicate effectively in the legal environment.  Topics include an examination of the role of the paralegal in the legal system and ethical rules and guidelines governing legal professionals, such as rules regarding fees, client funds, billing, advertising, solicitation, unauthorized practice, deceit, confidentiality and attorney-client privilege, conflicts of interest, suppressing evidence, reporting misconduct, competence, and professional practice obligations. Students’ communication skills are enhanced through assignments, such as role plays, mock interviews, and presentations. (CSU)



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