Seminar ID: 106276

Why Paralegals Should Understand the Ethical Responsibilities of Attorneys

Why Paralegals Should Understand the Ethical Responsibilities of Attorneys

Paralegals should know about all of the legal and ethical responsibilities that attorneys have. They play a major role in the legal field in whatever responsibility a lawyer may give them. Understanding their attorney’s ethical responsibilities and limitations helps paralegals go through their career without any problems or major legal issues. This also minimizes any legal liability that they may have from improper practices. There are many important reasons why paralegals are obliged to know what an attorney’s job is all about, and they are outlined in this white paper.

Learning Objectives

- Review ethical responsibilities of attorneys.

- Understand how paralegals can help their attorneys.

- Determine the paralegal's extent of responsibilities.

- Identify how paralegals should be represented to clients and the court.