Ethics are defined as those standards by which conduct is measured. Because Paralegals are professionals they are held to a higher ethical standard than an average person. Professional ethics are governed by a set of written rules that establish the limits of permissible conduct in the professional's contacts with others as well as the manner in which the professional advances their practice.The general ethics that every paralegal needs to know and work by include:If it doesn't feel right do not proceed until it does. Read and understand the ethical rules. Make sure everyone you come in contract with understands you are a paralegal and not an attorney. Never tell anyone who is not working on a case anything about the case. Keep your confidences. Know what legal advice is and do not be coaxed into giving it. Never make contact with an opposing party in a legal dispute, without permission of your supervising attorney. Disclose your inexperience when you do not know how to complete an assignment. Do not sign anything unless you know it is accurate and that it is permissible for you to sign it. Never pad your time sheets. Know the rationalizations for unethical conduct. It is always done. The other side does it. The cause of our client is just. If I don't do it I will jeopardize my job.The five things that paralegals absolutely can never do while working as a paralegal include:1. A paralegal cannot accept cases from potential clients.2. A paralegal cannot set fees.3. A paralegal cannot give direct legal advice to clients.4. A paralegal cannot negotiate legal matters on behalf of clients.5. A paralegal cannot represent clients in court settings. (There are exceptions to this however)I highly suggest reading the model rules of professional conduct that the American Bar Association has set forth regarding the ethics of paralegals within their scope of employment.
BREAKING NEWS AT SIX. ATTORNEYS FOR RAY TENSING WANT HIS CHARGES DISMISSED -- BECAUSE OF áTHIS COMMENT THAT HAMILTON COUNTY PROSECUTOR JOE DETERS MADE TO NINE ON YOUR SIDE. <"did you consider a lesser charge? well the judge can do that. judge ghiz can do that. she can do that. right before the jury gets the thing. she can add charges to the jury. she can add lesser offenses and i suspect she will. "> THAT WAS ONLY ONE PORTION OF THE NINE ON YOUR SIDE INTERVIEW - AS WE SOUGHT TO GET PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT MAY BE DIFFERENT IN THE TRIAL THIS TIME AROUND. TWO OTHER EMPLOYEES OF THE PROSECUTORS OFFICE SAT IN ON THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW, KEEPING A WATCHFUL EAR. LISTEN TO THE DISCUSSION FOR YOURSELF. "Is there anything you wish you could have done differently. " in retrospect. " "You know, I've looked at the videos of the first trial and,um, yeah there are things I would have done differently. " differently. "A BIT OUT OF CHARACTER, JOE DETERS WAS THOUGHTFUL, EVEN QUIET. HE DIDN'T -- áCOULDN'T -- SAY MUCH. BUT HE ADMITTED TO ME HE THINKS ABOUT THIS CASE EVERY DAY. DAY. "I wish I were more eloquent and wish I had been more persuasive to the jury. But I am who I am and I did my best. :53 :53OF THE THINGS HE THINKS ABOUT. THE JURY. 15:11:20 we had two jurors who would not convict a police officer. period. and we had ten who were willing to do it. so it really depends on the jury that come forth in the next week or so. :32 to determine whether or not we are gonna be successful. " successful. "COUPLE THE FACT THAT TEN JURORS WERE WILLING TO CONVICT RAY TENSING ON VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER, AND THE MAGNITUDE OF THE CASE -- AND YOU HAVE THE REASONS WHY DETERS SAYS HE DIRECTED HIS OFFICE TO TRY THE CASE AGAIN. THERE HAS BEEN CRITICISM THAT, IN THE FIRST TRIAL, JURY SELECTION TOOK JUST ONE DAY. 15:12:16 our initial panel was, I thought, very favorable to us. but then we had people who didn't want to serve. They wanted off jury duty and then you start bringing in other people and there's really nothign much you can do about it. : 36 36AND DETERS ADMITS. NO MATTER WHAT THE EVIDENCE, IT'S EXTREMELY HARD TO CONVICT AT COP. COP. "People who i respect a great deal said 'you're never gonna get a guilty verdict', bc it's a police officer. and I just kind of poo pooed it. but. "I'm convinced, or I wouldn't have sought the charges :43 so, without getting into details, we gotta go forward, and we will. And hopefully we will have peopel who follow their oaths. " :52 WE DID REACH OUT TO RAY TENSING'S DEFENSE COUNCIL. HE DECLINED TO BE INTERVIEWED. TENSING IS CHARGED WITH MURDER AND VOLUNTARY MURDER. JUDGE LESLIE GHIZ -- WHO IS PRESIDING IN THIS RETRIAL- - DOES HAVE THE ABILITY TO ADD IN LESSER CHARGES. WE'VE REACHED OUT TO THE PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE TO SEE IF THE JUDGE HAS MADE ANY CONTACT WITH THEIR OFFICE SINCE THIS MOTION WAS FILED. WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN WE HEAR BACK. TANYA WILL BE BACK TONIGHT AT 11 TO.
Indian Attorneys are people who have gone to law school and who practice the law. They must pass a big exam called the bar exam. This is what makes a student a certified attorney. Sometimes students can have a hard time determining what kind of law they want to practice because there are so many different types.
First, you need to consider all areas of the law. Once you have narrowed your choices down to a three you should start seeking as much information on those choices that you can possibly fund. You will also want to determine what type of firm you want to practice. Maybe you want to do corporate law where you have the opportunity to make partnerships or maybe you want to head out on your own.
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There are so many areas of the law that some lawyers specialize in a couple areas, while some focus on just one area of the law. Practicing attorneys that do a generalization of many areas of the law are called general practitioners.
They don’t focus on all the areas, but they choose many areas in which to have great knowledge of. Specialists focus on one area. You may have criminal attorneys, tax attorneys, women’s rights attorneys, and so on. A general practitioner can handle most legal issues that are common.
If you are involved in a complex case or case that is worth a lot of money or a serious matter you will want a specialist. In some cases, people will have multiple attorneys so that they can make sure that their case is being handed to the firm’s full capability and so on.
When it comes to the lawyers, you will mostly see what special training they have gotten. Attorneys are just the name for anyone who can represent you in a court of law. They too have to pas a bar and are state certified. Any lawyer can be an attorney. The only thing is that some lawyers do not litigate.
Whether you're starting a bankruptcy practice or trying to grow an established one, you know marketing your law office can take up a lot of money. If you're willing to do some work and save a ton of cash, these four tips will help you get ahead and make it easy on your bottom line. List Your Practice Area On Your Business Card. When you give out your business card people may not always remember who you are or what kind of law you practice. Write down your practice area so they can be gently reminded when the need arises. Post Your Ads On Craigslist. Craigslist doesn't cost a dime for classified ad submissions, and the site gets a ton of traffic. I've been using Craigslist for legal marketing for years, and have gotten excellent results. Submit Articles To Article Directories. Article marketing is a terrific way of getting new people to see your name and to establish your credibility in the marketplace. Write an interesting article and watch it get syndicated all over the web - which multiplies the impact it has on your practice. Create A Tractor Beam And Distribute It On Postcards At Local Coffee Shops. Tractor beams, those little informational pieces that you give away at no cost to the public, are great ways of showing your expertise. Consider a tip sheet such as, "Top 10 Ways To Get The Phone To Stop Ringing," or "7 Myths About Bankruptcy - And The Truth Behind Them," to get people interested in what you have to say. Keeping them short allows you to print them on postcards and leave them in coffee shops, nail salons, and anywhere people congregate. Remember to put your contact information on the back of the postcards so people can contact you when they realize you know your stuff.