Make Your Position as a Paralegal Clear and Stay Out of Hot Water
When it comes to working as a paralegal, it's essential that you refrain from giving out legal advice and make your role clear. However, sometimes this proves easier said than done. This program walks you through sticky scenarios and best practices for preventing the unauthorized practice of law (UPL). Steer clear of legal messes - register today!
Determine what does - and does not - constitute UPL.
Discover the dangers of supervising the signing of legal documents, failing to seek out attorney supervision, and more.
Find out why independent paralegals often fall victim to UPL.
Uncover practical guidance for navigating tricky situations.
What Is the Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL)?
Understanding What's Permissible
Crossing the Line Into UPL: Avoiding Critical Mistakes
Failing to Identify Yourself as a Paralegal: Why It Matters
Client Management and Advice Giving
Document Preparation and Research
Failing to Seek Attorney Supervision
The Consequences of Inadvertently Providing Legal Advice
Independent Paralegals: What You Need to Know
Guidelines for Handling Difficult Situations: With Examples
This course will qualify for 1.0 hours of self-study continuing education for paralegals, including 1.0 hour of self-study ethics credit, toward the eligibility requirements of the Florida Registered Paralegal Program.
MT CLE Credit for Paralegals
- 1.00Approval Exp. 5/26/2024
This program may qualify for up to 1.0 hours of self-study CLE credit by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education, including 1.0 hour of ethics. No more than 4.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
This course will qualify for 1.0 hours of self-study continuing education for paralegals, including 1.0 hour of ethics, toward the eligibility requirements of the Ohio State Bar Association Paralegal Certification program.
NM Paralegal Division, State Bar of NM
- 1.00Approval Exp. 5/26/2024
Approved by the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico for 0.0 general self-study credit and 1.0 ethics self-study credit (for a total of 1.0 hours CLE).
NH Office of Career School Licensing
NBI, Inc. is licensed by the New Hampshire Department of Education Office of Career School Licensing. There are no enrollment prerequisites or admissions requirements for this course, and there is no exam or grading system. Satisfactory progress is based solely on attendance at the course. Credits may not be transferred. All refunds shall be paid within 30 days upon written notification from a student of cancellation or withdrawal. Students receiving benefits from federal programs shall be subject to federal refund policies, rules and regulation. Student complaints should be directed to our office at (800) 930-6182. Upon exhausting all avenues with NBI, Inc. for resolution, students may file a complaint with the Office of Career School Licensing at (603) 271-6443.
Kristy Blurton is an attorney with Diggs & Sadler, where she has dedicated her career to children and families caught up in the legal system. She practices in the areas of family law cases, including child support matters, enforcements, divorce, and child custody. Prior to working with Diggs & Sadler, Ms. Blurton worked at Waco's Children's Advocacy Center and Harris County's Office of the District Attorney, Child Abuse Division, where she worked closely with district attorneys, forensic interviewers, CPS and law enforcement to address important and sensitive matters regarding the well-being of child victims and their families. She earned her J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
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