May 30, 2023  
SFCC Catalog 2021-2022 
SFCC Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LEGL 210 - Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Credits: 3

An in-depth view and application of the rules for professional responsibility and ethical issues as they may arise in the legal profession. Students focus on ethical issues, governing laws, attorney-client relationships, and client representation. The course emphasizes legal responsibility topics pertaining to the client, competence, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, obligations to clients, adversaries and tribunals, legal liability, maintaining the integrity of the profession, respect of client confidences, candor toward the tribunal, truthfulness in statements to others, advertising, and professional independence. The New Mexico Bar Association rules and the American Bar Association Model Rules provide the substantive basis for the analysis of ethical situations.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 109 .
Offered: Occasionally.
Three lecture hours.

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