ETHICS FOR PARALEGALS
Unauthorized Practice of Law | Confidentiality | Working From Anywhere
1.5 CLE hrs in Ethics
Holly A. Sheriff, ASPS, BBA, MSLS
President/CEO of Best Virtual Paralegal, LLC
“The Gimpy Paralegal™”
Nationally Recognized Paralegal │Entrepreneur │ Author │Motivational Speaker & Coach
As President and CEO of Best Virtual Paralegal, LLC, Holly specializes in litigation support exclusively for licensed, practicing attorneys throughout the United States. In addition, she specializes in business and career training exclusively for paralegals. During Holly’s career, spanning over two decades she’s had the privilege of writing and publishing a variety of books, articles, and periodicals on business, career development, and paralegal topics.
Prior to her virtual career, Holly was employed by solo attorneys and law firms in Missouri and Illinois, as a court runner/receptionist/discovery guru and paralegal where she was responsible for tasks such as case management/client relations, analyzing/researching personal injury/medical malpractice claims, preparing variety of documents including qualified domestic relation orders, and interviewing litigants, witnesses, and more.
Holly holds an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, with concentration in marketing, public relations, back office strategies, business writing, and public speaking from Sanford Brown College. Holly further distinguishes herself by holding a Master of Science in Legal Studies from Kaplan University (now part of Purdue University Global). Holly is an electoral lifetime member of The Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society.
Come and meet Holly,” The Gimpy Paralegal™” and learn, laugh, and ask questions! Holly will be discussing the following questions and topics:
What is the unauthorized practice of law (UPL)?
What is New York’s definition of UPL? (According to the ABA)
How can paralegals avoid UPL in the real world?
Why Holly hates the phrase “independent paralegal” and refuses to use the phrase.
A few best practices for avoiding UPL working from anywhere.
Question/Answer Session — Got questions? Ask the Gimpy Paralegal™!