Canon 9 a paralegal must do all other things incidental necessary or expedient for the attainment of the ethics and responsibilities as defined by statute or rule of court canon 10 a paralegals conduct is guided by bar associations codes of professional responsibility and rules of professional conduct. Paralegals face the same ethics issues which attorneys encounter and are also responsible for following the ethics rules applicable to lawyers thus paralegals should not only know the applicable guidelines for paralegals but should also understand the rules of professional conduct applicable to lawyers the subjects of which rules paralegals . Model code of ethics and professional responsibility and guidelines for enforcement preamble the national federation of paralegal associations inc nfpa is a professional model code to delineate the principles for ethics and conduct to which every paralegal should aspire. Most states ethics rules acknowledge that lawyers may rely on paralegals when they practice law o the definition of the practice of law is established by law and varies from one. Learn the five legal ethics in your paralegal studies always be careful about your legal ethics learn why in your paralegal studies in the legal world ethical behavior is of the utmost importance lawyers and paralegals must represent the highest ethical standards so they can realistically claim to uphold the law
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