Course Description

This course is designed to improve the student's understanding of the regulation and discipline of lawyers and paralegals and how paralegals are affected by ethical issues.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Apply concepts of client confidentiality
  • Recognize conflicts of interest
  • Identify impermissible advertising and solicitation by lawyers and paralegals
  • Demonstrate competence and professionalism with regard to issues of ethics and professional responsibility


Certification Disclosure: In California, an individual may qualify to hold one’s self out as a paralegal in one of several ways including earning a certificate of completion of a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association. (Calif. Bus. & Prof. Code §6450(c)(1).) The Paralegal Professional Certificate program offered by UCSB PaCE satisfies the requirements of California law in this regard.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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6:00PM to 9:00PM
Nov 07, 2023 to Nov 21, 2023
Web-based Instruction
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Web-based Instruction
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (1 units) $250.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Credit
1 units
Section Notes

This course meets on Tuesdays between 6pm and 9pm via Zoom.

One business day after enrollment but no sooner than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email. Please note that you will not be able to access your online course until all the steps highlighted in that email are complete.

The class will run at the posted times via Zoom.  A link to the Zoom meeting room and additional course materials will be posted to the course page in Canvas two weeks before the class start date

If you have enrolled within 48 hours from the first session, please contact PaCE Support to ensure that you are able to access Canvas.

Students are required to purchase the following textbook(s) prior to the first class meeting:

Concise Guide to Paralegal Ethics 
Author(s): Cannon, Therese A.
Edition: 5th, 2018 
Publisher: Aspen Law
ISBN 9781454873365 (Print)
ISBN - 9781543802962 (eBook)

Please order textbooks from the bookseller of your choice. Be sure to order the correct ISBN and textbook edition.

No refunds after 10/2/2023