Ethical Rules for Licensed Paralegal Practitioners

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Program Highlights

  • Time Commitment: 30-hour course
  • Start Date: Continuous enrollment (Last day for enrollment is Nov 30, 2020)
  • End Date: 4 months after registration
  • Days of the Week: Online, Self-paced
  • Hours a Week: Self-paced
  • Length of Program: 4 months
  • Online/Face-to-face: Online
Program Application

About

Planning to take the LPP Ethical Rules for Licensed Paralegal Exam offered by the Utah State Bar? This course is required to become a Licensed Paralegal Practitioner (LPP) and explores ethical standards through real world examples of problems that LPPs will confront in their practice. Topics include the unauthorized practice of law, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, client funds, disciplinary process, and professionalism.

Tuition for this program is normally $180, but under the Learn & Work in Utah initiative, your tuition is covered in full so long as you complete the program in the allotted time. Take advantage of this no-cost opportunity to excel professionally and apply today.

What You Will Learn

This course explores the ethical standards for LPPs. The focus will be on the ethical rules for LPPs as well as actual problems that LPPs confront in their practice. Once completed you will be able to understand unauthorized practice of law, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, client funds, disciplinary process, and professionalism. Upon completion, you will be able to sit for the Ethics exam offered by the Utah State Bar.

Employment Outlook

The designation of a Licensed Paralegal Practitioner is a new designation in Utah and may provide new opportunities for existing paralegals to practice in new areas or with additional capacity. You can increase your earning potential and enjoy more job security as an LPP.

Foundational Knowledge

While the Ethical Rules for Licensed Paralegal Practitioners course is open to all, please review the Utah State Bar requirements to sit for the Licensed Paralegal Practitioner exam, found here: https://www.utahbar.org/licensed-paralegal-practitioner/

Ideally, students will take this course shortly after completing 1500 hours as a paralegal and shortly before taking the licensing exam. For all the requirements to become a Licensed Paralegal Practitioner, please see Rule 15-703 of the Utah Rules of Professional Responsibility for LPPs.

Further Opportunities

Respondents in family law, debt collection, and landlord/tenant issues are largely self-represented and can now be assisted by a Licensed Paralegal Practitioner, a new designation in Utah.

Invest in your future and continue your education at UVU! As part of this program, you will have the opportunity to meet with UVU advisors and financial aid experts who can explain future options if you choose to continue past the end of your certification program.