ERIC Number: ED124695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Generic Training Materials.
National Paralegal Inst., Washington, DC.
Part of the National Paralegal Institute's curriculum for short-term intensive training sessions for paralegals, or legal assistants, the document outlines the format for training sessions concerning: (1) initial training to examine the functions of the paralegal and stimulate commitment to the entire training program, (2) legal research, (3) central ethical problems inherent in the paralegal role, and (4) unauthorized practice of law. The legal research session consists of an introduction to the structure of the legal system by the instructor and the step-by-step approach to a sample research problem. Advocacy and professional responsibility include American Bar Association restrictions on advertising, solicitation, and confidentiality and the resolution of conflicts between the advocate's duty to represent the client's viewpoint and the advocate's own principles and other responsibilities. The session on unauthorized law helps to provide trainees with an understanding of the nature of unauthorized practice limitations and possible office procedures to use in averting unauthorized practice charges. An outline of the argument on three counts and the major substantive points which might be raised are included. The concluding section suggests effective teaching techniques for paralegal training. (EA)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Paralegal Inst., Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see CE 007 236-247