Paralegal Ethics Webinar
1-Hour CareerTrack Webinar
Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL) is a serious issue facing paralegals,
legal secretaries, and others who work within the legal system, but are not
If you think that most UPL instances involve shady characters posing as lawyers,
raking in fees as they offer legal counsel to those who are ignorant,
unfortunate or downtrodden, you'd be mistaken. While many UPL situations do
involve people deliberately trying to offer legal advice and counsel without
benefit of a law degree, other instances involve paralegals and legal
professionals who unknowingly perform actions in their jobs that can be
construed as "practicing law."
As a paralegal or other legal professional, it is up to you to be aware of
the boundaries, legal issues and proceedings surrounding UPL. Many times the
attorneys you work with are not fully aware of these "gray areas" themselves! By
acting to educate yourself on the finer points of UPL, you are protecting
yourself, your firm, your clients, and the attorneys you work for.
In this comprehensive 1-hour webinar, we'll help you recognize the
warning signs that you may be participating in UPL. We will cover the most
common situations that can lead to UPL, including the management of actions and
proceedings on behalf of clients before judges and courts, the drafting of
documents, the preparation of pleadings and other papers that pertain to special
proceedings, and the preparation and conveyance of legal materials of all kinds.
This conference is an ideal course for newer paralegals as well as an
excellent refresher for those who are more experienced. Just one fast-paced hour
is all it takes to gain a thorough understanding of what constitutes UPL. Learn
how you can avoid the serious consequences that may result from violating UPL
rules and regulations. Here's just some of what we’ll cover:
How is it determined that someone is "practicing law"?
What constitutes the giving of legal advice?
Under what terms may a lawyer permit a paralegal to assist in the lawyer's
representation of a client?
To what degree must an attorney exercise supervision of a paralegal?
What can paralegals do to prevent UPL?
Who will benefit?
Paralegals, attorneys, legal document preparers, legal secretaries, court staff,
corporate legal counsel and any other professionals who are employed within the
Don't wait to register for this exciting webinar! What you learn
here will help you understand the oft-confusing gray areas of UPL, and ensure
that you are performing your duties within the limits of the law.
Webinar Start Time:
1-Hour CareerTrack Webinar
2 pm Eastern
1 pm Central
12 pm Mountain
11 am Pacific
10 am Alaskan
9 am Hawaiian
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Immediately following the Webinar, the
phone line will be opened up to conference participants who wish to submit
questions to our speaker, time permitting.