Quimbee Legal Ethics CLE Online
If you're looking for a simple, engaging way to learn about legal ethics and fulfill your continuing legal education (CLE) requirements, look no further than Quimbee CLE online.
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An Overview of Legal Ethics
Legal ethics relate to the rules that govern the professional conduct of lawyers and judges. The purpose of these rules is to guide lawyers' conduct in lawyer-client relationships, confidentiality, conflicts, handling client funds, obligations to the legal system and society, and even judicial conduct. In 1983, the American Bar Association (ABA) adopted the Model Rules of Professional Conduct (MRPC). Attorneys are not bound by the MRPC. Rather, attorneys are required to follow their state/jurisdiction rules on ethics and professional responsibility. Every state and DC has adopted a version of the MRPC. For example, California has adopted rules known as the California Rules of Professional Conduct.
Generally, the state supreme court is charged with regulation of the profession. Often, the court will delegate discipline and enforcement to the state bar. Lawyers can be disciplined for not fulfilling their CLE requirements. Lawyers who fail to meet their jurisdiction's CLE standards can be subject to a number of sanctions, including private or public reprimands, censure, suspension, and disbarment. To understand how your jurisdiction handles ethical issues, it's best to consult your local or state bar association.
Who Should Take CLE Courses in Legal Ethics?
Because every licensed attorney is subject to the rules of ethics, CLE courses in legal ethics are relevant to all lawyers. Additionally, almost all states with mandatory CLE obligations require their attorneys to take CLE courses in ethics. There’s no better place to fulfill these requirements than Quimbee CLE!