|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Law and Justice|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||23 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: LAW2212 and LAW2224
This is a core course in the Bachelor of Laws program. It is approved by the Legal Profession Admissions Board (Qld) and the Chief Justice of Queensland as meeting the ethics and professional responsibility area of knowledge under the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld) and therefore includes the various pertinent rules concerning a practitioner’s duty to the law, the Courts, clients and fellow practitioners, and a basic knowledge of the principles relating to the holding of money on trust.
The course deals with the various pertinent rules concerning a practitioner's duty to the law, the Courts, clients and fellow practitioners, and a basic knowledge of the principles relating to the holding of money on trust. It looks at 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.