Thursday, December 15, 2011

Paralegals: Thursday's Trivia Question

Thursday, December 15, 2011: What is the best answer to this ethics trivia question?

Paralegals who give legal advice to clients are committing the unauthorized practice of law (UPL). Which of the following functions is NOT considered to be giving legal advice?

A. Telling the client what you think his case is worth.

B. Explaining contract provisions to a client and his duties pursuant to the provisions.


C. Reading and analyzing cases at the lawyer's direction.

D. Directing or recommending to a client that he take a specific course of action. 

What do you think? I'll be back later with the answer and to add my comments.




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6 comments:

paralegalethics said...

Answer is C. :-)

AffordableParalegal said...

Easy: C

6eccfd10-276b-11e1-8f08-000bcdcb471e said...

Answer B

dda said...

C : Because of the way the answers are stated.

Paralegal Mentor said...

The correct answer is "C". This work is done under a lawyer's supervision. A, B and D all fit into classic categories of giving legal advice.

Lynne DeVenny said...

I'm late to the party, and of course it's doing any work under your attorney's supervision, but wow, what a great list of DON'Ts for UPL! :)