Ethics for Ontario Paralegals
All paralegals in Ontario are bound to follow the ethical rules and guidelines set by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Ethics are vital to every practice area and every role a paralegal can take on, whether working in a law firm, corporate legal department, government agency, or educational institution.
Ethics for Ontario Paralegals is a practical guide to the ethical and professional responsibilities paralegals face in everyday practice. The book provides a comprehensive analysis of the Paralegal Rules of Conduct, the Paralegal Professional Conduct Guidelines, and the applicable Law Society By-Laws. Students learn each of the mandated competencies, including:
· Integrity and civility
· Competence, conflict of interest, and confidentiality
· Duty to the administration of justice and the Law Society
· Duties as an advocate
· Practice management
Using relevant cases and scenarios, the book provides students with a real-world context to ethical concepts. Ethics for Ontario Paralegals puts the law in practice, giving students a head start on their future careers as paralegals.