Course Description

This self-paced online course familiarizes students with the Louisiana State Bar Association Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys. Various court decisions interpreting the ethics code are examined in detail. The course covers a paralegal’s relationship with attorneys, clients, legal secretaries, and law clerks, and emphasizes the parameters of a paralegal’s duties. Students must pass a quiz given at the end of the course to get credit for the legal ethics seminar.

This course is a part of the Paralegal Studies Program. You must apply and be accepted into the program in order to enroll in this course.

For more information on this course, contact Alanna Clanton at (225) 578-6760.


Students must be enrolled in or have completed Principles of Paralegal Studies.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Legal Ethics Seminar
Online, self paced
Aug 26, 2024 to Dec 06, 2024
Instruction Method
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes
Legal Ethics is a self-paced seminar course is the Paralegal Studies Certificate Program. Students will access the course in CE Moodle. This section is for the Fall 2024 term. The course will open on Monday, August 26, 2024, and students will have until Friday, December 6, 2024 to complete the course.

English Proficiency Requirements

Continuing Education Programs

Continuing Education (CE) courses and programs offered online through LSU Online & Continuing Education typically include a combination of lecture and discussion as well as reading and writing assignments. You need an adequate command of English in all skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) to participate in classes.

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Intermediate English Skills

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Advanced English Skills

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