Lawyers and Professional Responsibility G (11433.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
| Bruce, Canberra
UC - Canberra, Online
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Law School||Graduate Level|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify, analyse, and explain the theoretical and conceptual bases of lawyers' obligations to the administration of justice, the courts, clients, the profession and the community at common law, equity and under the rules of professional conduct;
2. Critique formal and tacit expectations of law societies and courts regarding practitioner conduct;
3. Synthesise, reflect on and strategise prevention of and solutions for ethical problems and breaches of professional responsibilities likely to arise in practice; and
4. Develop critical reflection skills with respect to professional identity, cultural awareness and personal accountability.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites11751 Legal Methods and Skills G AND 11752 Legal Systems G
CorequisitesThis unit is only available to students in the Juris Doctor, Master of Laws, Master of Legal Studies and Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies courses.
Incompatible units11273 Lawyers and Professional Responsibility
Equivalent units7230 Lawyers and Professional Responsibility G
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Mr Rob Reis|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 2||06 March 2023||Online||Dr Andrew Henderson|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 2||11 March 2024||Online||Dr Andrew Henderson|
G E Dal Pont, Lawyers' Professional Responsibility, (Law Book Co, 7th ed, 2021)..
Legal Profession Act 2006 (ACT) (‘LPA')
Legal Profession (Solicitors) Conduct Rules 2015
Legal Profession (Barristers) Rules 2014 (ACT)
Kim Bailey, Practical Legal Ethics (Law Book Co, 2022)
Peter McFarlane and Ysaiah Ross, Ethics, Professional Responsibility and Legal Practice, (LexisNexis, 1st edition 2017).
Christine Parker and Adrian Evans, Inside Lawyer's Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 3rd edition 2018).
Duncan Webb Ethics, Professional Responsibility and the Lawyer (LexisNexis, 3rd edition, 2016).
Marlene Ebejer, Legal Practice and Ethics (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2nd edition, 2016).
LIV Ethics: https://www.liv.asn.au/Professional-Practice/Ethics
Required IT skills
Basic IT skills are required in this unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums