NFPA Webinar: NFPA Model Code of Ethics June 26, 2013

About the Webinar

In May 1993 NFPA adopted its Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility ("Model Code") to delineate the principles for ethics and conduct to which every paralegal should aspire.

Many paralegal associations throughout the United States have endorsed the concept and content of NFPA's Model Code through the adoption of their own ethical codes. In doing so, paralegals have confirmed the profession's commitment to increase the quality and efficiency of legal services, as well as recognized its responsibilities to the public, the legal community, and colleagues.

Paralegals have recognized, and will continue to recognize, that the profession must continue to evolve to enhance their roles in the delivery of legal services. With increased levels of responsibility comes the need to define and enforce mandatory rules of professional conduct. Enforcement of codes of paralegal conduct is a logical and necessary step to enhance and ensure the confidence of the legal community and the public in the integrity and professional responsibility of paralegals.

In April 1997 NFPA adopted the Model Disciplinary Rules ("Model Rules") to make possible the enforcement of the Canons and Ethical Considerations contained in the NFPA Model Code. A concurrent determination was made that the Model Code of Ethics
and Professional Responsibility, formerly aspirational in nature, should be recognized as setting forth the enforceable obligations of all paralegals.

Come learn how The Model Code and Model Rules offer a framework for professional discipline, either voluntarily or through formal regulatory programs.

This webinar will be held 10 AM Pacific using GoToWebinar, will last 1 hour and be worth 1 Ethics CLE.

About the Speaker

LYNNE-MARIE REVELIOTIS worked as an investigator with the Office of the Bar Counsel, which was established by the Supreme Judicial Court under S.J.C. Rule 4:01 as an independent administrative body to investigate, evaluate, and prosecute complaints against lawyers. She has taught litigation courses as a senior instructor as part of the Northeastern University paralegal professional program. She has worked as a freelance investigator and interpreter for law firms and investigation firms throughout the northeastern United States, since 1989, Ms. Reveliotis has worked various areas, particularly in the criminal, tort, and domestic areas. She has participated as a mock trial judge at the state and regional student competition level.

Ms. Reveliotis currently serves as the President, National Affairs Director, NFPA Representative, CLE Director, and Ethics chair for the Massachusetts Paralegal Association and has participated as an American Bar Association site team associate for the accreditation of paralegal studies and degree programs at the university level.

Ms. Reveliotis holds a paralegal certificate from Northeastern University, is a certified rape crisis and domestic violence advocate, and is currently working toward the completion of a graduate degree. Ms. Reveliotis is also very active in volunteer organizations promoting awareness and counseling options for victims of domestic and sexual violence, and recently became an entrepreneur.

Cancellation and refunds:

Cancellations may be made up to 24 hours before the webinar with a full refund minus a $5 administrative fee. Within 24 hours of the webinar start, cancellations receive no refunds.

modified 6/13/2013

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