Course Detail
Course Components:
MLS Only: This course examines the ethics imposed by law and conscience on members of the legal profession. With a focus on the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct and case law, this course provides students with a working knowledge of the law governing lawyers and an appreciation for the ethical challenges that may arise when non-lawyers engage with attorneys. The course also examines how the legal field is evolving to allow non-lawyers to perform legal tasks or associate with lawyers under certain conditions, including an analysis of what ethical standards apply in these circumstances and when non-lawyers are likely to run afoul of the unauthorized practice of law. Finally, the course will help students consider when to hire a lawyer and assist students in understanding how to manage lawyers and legal services.