NALP Unit 31 - Legal Ethics

NALP Unit 31 - Legal Ethics and Responsibilities for Paralegals

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Course Overview

Unit 31 - Legal Ethics and Responsibilities for Paralegals is one on the mandatory elements for those studying towards a Level 3 qualification recognised and awarded by The National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP).

The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with the knowledge to understand their responsibilities in relation to client care. In understanding the methods of appropriate professional conduct; the learner will be ready to apply client care to any given situation. This is a course for learners commencing or aspiring to commence a career in Paralegal Practice and those who work in the legal environment. The learner will understand the situations where Paralegals need to act professionally and ethically.

This unit comprises a comprehensive workbook developed by NALP which provides all of the information that leaners will need to meet the learning outcomes detailed below.

In addition, Datalaw have designed a series of 10 15-minute webinars focusing on key aspects of the syllabus for this unit to help explain and contextualise the material provided in the workbooks.

Delivered by Datalaw favourite Katie Jackson of Honne Limited, the webinars within this unit cover following topics:
•    Legal Ethics – Introduction
•    Conflicts and Confidentiality
•    Client Interviews and Client Care Letters
•    Money Laundering
•    Client Best Interests and Vulnerability
•    Client Money and Time Recording
•    Funding
•    Regulation and NALP Code of Ethics
•    Complaints
•    Data Protection & GDPR

What are the requirements?

  • Once learners have reviewed the NALP workbook and supporting material supplied by Datalaw, they will be ready to request the assignment for this unit. The assignment consists of a written piece of work which learners have 4-weeks to complete.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this unit learners will:
  • 1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the professional and ethical responsibilities
  • 2. Know how to conduct a client interview effectively and efficiently
  • 3. Know and be able to apply the professional requirements of drafting client communications
  • 4. Understand the professional and ethical relationship with third parties

What is the target audience?

  • Prospective paralegals

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About Instructor - Katie Jackson

Katie Jackson is a consultant specialising in law firm compliance and regulation. A former Inspector for the Council for Licensed Conveyancers, Katie led and managed inspections of some of the largest conveyancing practices in the country. Prior to working for the CLC, Katie spent a number of years working in various inspection and policy roles for the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and Legal Services Commission.

Course Curriculum

Workbook

  • Workbook - Unit 31 - Legal Ethics
    104 Page

Part 1 - Introduction

  • Webinar
    00:16:07
  • Slides
    7 Page

Part 2 - Conflict and Confidentiality

  • Webinar
    00:18:45
  • Slides
    10 Page

Part 3 - Client Interviews and Client Care Letters

  • Webinar
    00:17:08
  • Slides
    10 Page

Part 4 - Money Laundering

  • Webinar
    00:16:59
  • Slides
    10 Page

Part 5 - Client Best Interests and Vulnerability

  • Webinar
    00:12:25
  • Slides
    9 Page

Part 6 - Client Money and Time recording

  • Webinar
    00:15:04
  • Slides
    11 Page

Part 7 - Funding

  • Webinar
    00:11:37
  • Slides
    7 Page

Part 8 - Regulation and NALP Code of Ethics

  • Webinar
    00:11:26
  • Slides
    9 Page

Part 9 - Complaints

  • Webinar
    00:11:22
  • Slides
    7 Page

Part 10 - Data Protection and GDPR

  • Webinar
    00:19:56
  • Slides
    9 Page

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