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This unit discusses the nature of professions and the legal profession in particular, with its attendant responsibilities. It emphasises the importance of ethical analysis in understanding those professional responsibilities, before discussing in detail the legal and ethical responsibilities which practising legal professionals need to reconcile, including both duties owed to the client and to the court. The unit also discusses the institutional framework and disciplinary processes governing the legal profession, and a lawyer's duties in relation to the handling of client's funds and the maintainance of trust accounts.
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What you'll learn
- describe, analyse and apply to real world fact situations the relevant rules of professional responsibility and ethics
- identify ethical issues that may arise in practice as a legal professional and develop appropriate responses to those issues
- reflect constructively on ones emerging understandings of a lawyers ethical and professional responsibilities
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
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- Last updated on: 25/07/2022