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Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals 6E

Sixth Edition

Therese A. Cannon

2011. 512 pages. ISBN 13: 978-0-7355-9867-6. Instructor's Manual with test bank and PowerPoint slides. (Ancillary material also provided on CD-ROM.)

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About the Book

This highly successful textbook provides complete coverage of ethical principles from the perspective of the practicing paralegal


  • Comprehensive coverage of all the major areas of legal ethics, placing special emphasis on how the rules affect paralegals.
  • Authoritative presentation combined with clear and readable pedagogy.  Each chapter begins with an overview, followed by well-written text in a well-organized format.  Key terms are introduced in italics.
  • Review questions and discussion questions reinforce the material.  Research projects at the end of each chapter provide ways to enhance and apply what has been learned.
  • Coverage tailored to the needs of paralegals.
  • Each chapter includes cases that demonstrate how the principles and rules are applied.
  • Useful appendices provide the text of relevant ethical codes.
  • Cannon is a well-known and respected leader in the paralegal field, and her name alone attracts many users to the book.
  • The book is easily adaptable to courses of different lengths, and can be used in substantive courses for additional ethics coverage.
  • Teaching package includes an Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint slides.

New to the Sixth Edition:

  • Ethics rules and case law concerning ethics and related subjects updated throughout the text.
  • More coverage added on impact of technology in all ethical areas.
  • New hypotheticals, research problems, and class discussion questions.
  • Includes updates on trends in the paralegal field and ethics. 


Now available as an eBook!