This 60 minute on-demand video presentation will cover the basic Generally Accepted Paralegal Principles.
Paralegals unlike attorneys do not have a mandatory set of ethical guidelines that they must adhere to, but are only guided by the ethical standards of their employers, paralegal associations, and/or their personal ethics. This can often result in a mismatch between an attorney's ethical obligations to clients and what is being delivered. All professions have a set of ethical standards that those that practice within the profession must adhere to. Doctors have them, attorneys have them, and accountants have Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). In order for paralegals to solidify themselves as a distinct and necessary profession they too must follow a set of ethical standards and the Generally Accepted Paralegal Principles are able to assist by providing a universal set of standards for all paralegals.
Certificate of Completion provided.
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Lakisha Lynette Bealer founded Agility Legal Solutions in 2011. Agility offers Estate Planning and Administration services in San Diego, California and virtual paralegal services to attorneys across the globe.
Ms. Bealer has over 20 years experience in the legal industry. She has worked for law firms in both California and Alabama and various financial institutions. In addition to her experience Ms. Bealer holds an Associates degree in Business/Legal Assistant Studies, a Bachelors in Business/Accounting, a Master's in Business Administration, and a Master's in Paralegal Studies. She teaches on-line CLE's for Rainmakers Legal Education and paralegal programs for the Paralegal Academy on-line and on campus in San Diego, California.