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Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals, Ninth Edition

  • Therese A. Cannon
  • Sybil Taylor Aytch
Series / Aspen Paralegal Series
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This time-tested text from distinguished leaders in the field of paralegal ethics offers comprehensive coverage of all the major areas of legal ethics, placing special emphasis on how the rules affect paralegals. This book is written for paralegal students, working paralegals, and lawyers who use their services. The authoritative presentation is combined with clear and readable pedagogy. Each chapter begins with an overview, followed by well-written text in a well-organized format. Key terms are introduced in italics.

Review questions and discussion questions reinforce the material. Research projects at the end of each chapter provide ways to enhance and apply what has been learned. In addition, each chapter includes cases that demonstrate how the principles and rules are applied. The book is easily adaptable to courses of different lengths and can be used in substantive courses for additional ethics coverage.

New to the Ninth Edition:

  • Updated coverage of the evolving role of nonlawyers in providing legal services
  • Discussions of areas of growth and change in the legal profession, including the integration of technology, the use of marketing and advertising, greater competitiveness among firms, increased attorney mobility, the development of mega-firms, the impact of a global economy, more complex laws, legal specialization, and virtual work environments
  • New cases included throughout the text
Professors and students will benefit from:
  • Authors are leading experts in the field, bringing deep knowledge and experience to the text
  • Written specifically for paralegal students
  • Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage, in a clear and authoritative text
  • Well-structured text with review questions, hypotheticals, discussion questions, research projects, and edited cases with questions to reinforce students' understanding of the material
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