Introduction to Legal Technology Unit 2

timer Asked: Jul 19th, 2015

Question description

Imagine that you have been working as a paralegal for a sole practitioner for several years. Your supervising attorney has decided to create a website for the firm and would like you to research the ethical rules about what is permissible to include in the website. Your attorney has the following specific questions:

  1. Does the website have to list the state where s/he is licensed to practice?
  2. Can the attorney list a legal specialty on the webpage? If so, are there specific rules that have to be followed? Is the attorney allowed to state that s/he is a certified personal injury litigator?
  3. Is it permissible for the attorney to list famous clients or well-known cases s/he has worked on?
  4. The attorney would like to pay a former client, Susan Turner, for a quote about how well she was represented in a personal injury lawsuit. Is this permissible?
  5. The attorney would like to include a link in the website for web surfers to “chat with an attorney.” You, the paralegal, may be required to respond to chat, calls, or instant messages if the attorney is out of the office. Is this permitted by the rules?

Collaborate this week in the teams your instructor has assigned to discuss the above scenario and questions. Actively work in your team to discuss each question. Review the ABA Model rules and comments concerning advertising and websites at this link:

(See especially Rule 7.1 et seq.)

You may also find useful information at this link:

After you have completed your team exercise draft a memo to the attorney. Cite and apply the rules used to reach your conclusion as to whether or not each proposed item is permitted by the rules. Be sure to include an explanation – do not simply quote the rule, but explain why the rule does or does not allow each proposal.

You may use the following format for your memo to the attorney:

To: Supervising Attorney

From: Pat Paralegal

Re: Security Protocols in the Law Office

Date: xx-xx-xxxx

Grading Rubic


Student was able to articulate ethical rules about what is permissible to include in the firm’s website.

Student supported his/her position with research.

Overall paper length meets the 4–6 page requirement.

Citation Style

Writing shows internal citations in the body of the text as well as a proper list of references at the end of the paper, following APA or Bluebook citation as appropriate.

Citations appear consistently where needed, whether following quoted or paraphrased material in the text.

Note: Failure to provide citation in the paper does not result in a deduction of 15% from the paper, but will result in a failed paper and a plagiarism investigation.

Studypool has helped 1,244,100 students
flag Report DMCA
Similar Questions
Hot Questions
Related Tags

Brown University

1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology

2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University

982 Tutors

Columbia University

1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University

2113 Tutors

Emory University

2279 Tutors

Harvard University

599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2319 Tutors

New York University

1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University

1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University

2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University

932 Tutors

Princeton University

1211 Tutors

Stanford University

983 Tutors

University of California

1282 Tutors

Oxford University

123 Tutors

Yale University

2325 Tutors