Law & Ethics for Paralegals

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FLAVIO PRINCIPE
STUDENT NUMBER: 21332673
PROJECT NUMBER: 00802200
ADDRESS: 506 STONEMONT DR
WESTON , FLORIDA 33326

PENN FOSTER SCHOOL
GRADED PROJECT
THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT ETHICS

I HAVE BEEN ASKED TO REVIEW A SCENARIO INVOLVING A PARALEGAL WORKING IN A LAW FIRM, AND IDENTIFY THE ETHICAL RULES THE PARALEGAL AND/OR THE ATTORNEY VIOLATED.

I WILL DESCRIBE ALL POSSIBLE ETHICAL VIOLATIONS THAT OCURRED IN ANY PARTICULAR DAY OF THE WEEK TO BE EXAMINED, CITING :

A) ABA MODEL RULES THAT APPLY AND B) NFPA ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS THAT APPLY

MONDAY

1.CARL FAILED TO IDENTIFY HIMSELF AS A PARALEGAL. ABA MR 5.5 (b); NFPA EC 1.7 (a).

2.CARL ASSITED AN INDIVIDUAL PROVIDING ADVICE IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF MODEL RULES. NFPA
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FLAVIO PRINCIPE
STUDENT NUMBER: 21332673
PROJECT NUMBER: 00802200
ADDRESS: 506 STONEMONT DR
WESTON , FLORIDA 33326

WEDNESDAY

1.CARL PREPARES JANE’S MOTION FOR ALIMONY BY HIMSELF AND IT WAS FOR THE FIRST TIME. ATT HOWE DID NOT REVIEW THE MOTION AND CARL DECIDED TO GET IT FILED. THAT SITUATION CONFIGURES A VIOLATION OF NFPA EC 1.3 (e) AND NFPA EC 1.8 (a).

2.DEALING WITH SEKE REGARDING THE TV ISSUE, CARL WAS ADVISING HIM IN HOW TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM AND MENTIONING THAT WHAT SEKE WAS PORPOSING SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD DEAL FOR HIM. CARL DOES NOT HAVE ANY RIGHT TO COMPROMISE ANYTHING THAT MAY AFFECT THEIR CLIENT, SO HE IS VIOLATING NFPA EC 1.3 (e); NFPA EC 1.5 (b),(c),(e), (f); NFPA EC 1.8 (a).

3.IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITUATION ABOUT THE CAR ACCIDENT, CARL WAS NOT ONLY CHASING A POTENTIAL CLIENT USING ATT HOWE CARDS AND ALSO IMPLYING THAT THEY CAN GET A BIG SETTLEMENT FOR HER . THIS IS A CLEAR VIOLATION OF NFPA EC 1.6 (a); NFPA EC 1.7 (a); NFPA EC 1.8 (a).

4. BY NOTARIZING A DOCUMENT WITHOUT THE SIGNEE BEING PRESENT IS A VIOLATION OF NFPA EC 1.6 (a).

THURSDAY

1.IN THE CONVERSATION BETWEEN CARL AND JANE REGARDING THE PHONE CALL MADE BY SEKE TO CARL WHEN THEY DISCUSSED THE TV ISSUE; HIS ANSWER TO JANE WAS COMPROMISING BASE ON WHAT SHE JUST TOLD HIM ON HOW TO PROCEED, IN A CLAR VIOLATION OF NFPA EC 1.3 (e); NFPA EC 1.3 (f).

2.REGARDING THE ISSUE OF THE ANTENUPCIAL CONTRACT FOR JANE, WHICH HE MENTIONED TO ATT HOWE, WHO JUST GIVES CARL A FORM AND TELL

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