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LAW3312 Ethics for Lawyers

Short Description: Ethics for Lawyers
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Student contribution band : Band 3
ASCED code : 090913 - Legal Practice
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 May 2019

Requisites

Pre-requisite: Students enrolled prior to 2016 - LAW1121 or (LAW2205 and LAW3423); All other students - LAW2212 or LAW3205.

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.

Synopsis

The course deals with the nature of legal practice, and involves further study of philosophies of applied ethics in legal practice. It includes skills exercises in letter drafting, and accounting for client money. Topics studied include the regulation of the legal profession; admission and discipline; engagement; billing; and responsibilities in relation to client money, the conduct of litigation and advocacy, competence and careful practice, confidences, and loyalty to clients. It also deals with civility and courtesy in dealings with clients and other lawyers.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2019 Online
Semester 3, 2019 Online