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
Oct 01, 2024 to Oct 15, 2024
Web-based Instruction
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Web-based Instruction
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (1 units) $275.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Credit
1 units
Section Notes

Steps to Enroll

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Late Registrations Notice: 

Self-enrollment will be available until 11:59 PM PT of the second business day after the 1st class session (i.e. If the first class starts on Thursday, self-enrollment is open until the following Monday at 11:59 pm).  If you wish to enroll after that time, please contact PaCE Support at help@professional.ucsb.edu

Required Textbook(s):
Students are required to purchase the textbook(s) assigned by the instructor. The instructor will provide details to the class prior to the course start date.

No refunds after 10/03/24
A minimum $40 non-refundable administrative fee per course is charged for all drops. See the full Drop Policy here.