Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Course Code: PRLG 5303

Academic Year: 2018-2019

In this course students will utilize case studies to examine the ethical issues that arise in a professional paralegal practice. Within the frameworks of an independent paralegal practice and practicing as a supervised paralegal, students analyze the duty of paralegals to their clients, other licensees, and the administration of justice, utilizing the Law Society of Upper Canada's Paralegal Rules of Conduct. The duty of paralegals to their clients is critically examined in the context of issues such as conflict of interest, confidentiality, competency, and honesty and candour.