Ethical Law Office Practices for Paralegals

2.0 CLE (Ethics)

Experienced trial paralegal Linda McGrath-Cruz provides a comprehensive guide to paralegal ethics to help you identify and avoid potential ethical violations while taking care of your day to day responsibilities. These are some of the topics we will cover in this course:

  • Client Intake, Initial Client Interviews and Intake Forms
  • Conflicts of Interest and Conflict Checks
  • Client Confidentiality, Common Accidental Disclosures and Penalties
  • Avoiding Social Media Slip Ups
  • Handling Clients and Client Files
  • Handling File Closing and Records Retention

This seminar features closed captioning for the hearing impaired.

Course Information

This course is a video recording with slides and an audio only version will be included as well. You will also receive a copy of the power point in PDF format along with numerous samples of client intake forms, conflict check forms and more.

About your Speaker

Linda McGrath-Cruz is a premises liability paralegal in the Risk Management department of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Inc. Linda has worked as a paralegal in the area of products liability, wrongful death, medical malpractice and premises liability defense since 1997 and specializes in discovery and trial practice. She is a NALA Certified Paralegal holding ACPs in five practice areas, is a Florida Registered Paralegal and in 2017, she obtained her Masters in Paralegal Studies. You can learn more about Linda on her website:

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Continuing Legal Education Credit (CLE)

NALA: This seminar is approved by the Certifying Board of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) for 2.0 CLE (Ethics) substantive continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP or CLA credential.

FRP: As approved by NALA, this seminar meets the requirements under Rule 20-6.1 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar for 2.0 (Ethics) hour of continuing legal education credit required to maintain the FRP credential.

NFPA accepts substantive CLE hours bearing NALA accreditation.

CLE Credits from this program are pre-approved by NALA and can be used for your CLE requirements with any other associations which accept credits that hold NALA's approval. A certificate of completion is awarded upon completion of this program. It is the students responsibility to ensure NALA approved credits will be accepted before signing up.

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