The Paralegal Profession and Ethics
Based on the reading for this week, describe the role of a paralegal and the skills necessary to be a paralegal. Why are these skills important? Are paralegals able to represent clients? What is attorney-client privilege and how does this relate to the role of a paralegal? Summarize the Biblical Model as presented by Professor Bern.
The role of the paralegal:
I would say that the role of a paralegal is primarily to assist an attorney, law office, or government agency. But there can be other roles as well that are less common, such as but not limited to assisting individuals in matters involving the social security administration. The roles of the paralegal and what duties they perform can…show more content… So when doing research or assisting in a case for an attorney the paralegal must always think in everything he/she does if it is just and right with God.
I enjoyed reading your DB post and feel I must compliment you on what seems to me as a good grasp on your perceptions of what a paralegal is and does. I very much agree with you on that paralegals should conduct there research and duties with Christian values in mind. I also wanted to say that you really struck a chord with me on, “how differently each person interprets the Bible.” I VERY much agree with this statement, and do believe that this is a huge issue that requires much more attention than it gets.
In your statement of attorney client privledge you bring up a great point in it’s application or use, but I feel you may have left out the core of this subject. Information only obtained from the client and having different rules or laws applied to such privilege depending on jurisdiction, federal or state. The law of each jurisdiction must be consulted to determine the extent of the privilege. Goldman & Henry R. Cheeseman, The Paralegal Professional 58 (3rd ed. 2011). Also another major point in this is that this privilege is extended to the paralegal through the attorney he/she works for. This has been affirmed