Legal Ethics for Non-Lawyers
Working in a legal environment is not the same as a non-professional workplace. Lawyers and their staff are bound by professional duties which, if breached, can have serious consequences for the qualified lawyers and the firm – not least the reputational damage that could result.
This practical course will introduce delegates to the ethics of being a lawyer and what this means for our relationship with our clients, our colleagues and others.
Level – this course is aimed at support staff, paralegals and secretaries but would be a useful refresher for qualified staff.
- What are legal ethics?
- What is professional conduct?
- What is a ‘profession’?
- Why do these things matter?
- How do I comply?
- What if something goes wrong?
Group session (max. 20 delegates)
DURATION OF COURSE
Lorraine Richardson (MA) Cantab is an experienced solicitor and freelance legal trainer, specialising in residential conveyancing. Lorraine has a wealth of experience in legal training in a variety of legal training organisations and both designed and delivered the Land Registry Qualification whilst with the College of Law. Lorraine has also designed and delivered many management-related courses including Client Care and Professional Standards, Management Courses Stage 1 & 2 and Presentation Skills.
Lorraine delivers bespoke courses for in house firms and also covers: compliance, legal skills and professional conduct. Lorraine is a co-editor of the popular and practical Law Society publication ‘Conveyancing Forms and Procedures’. Lorraine is a main contributor for the monthly update publication for practitioners, ‘The Practical Lawyer’.