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PARLGL-107 - Legal Ethics - Marcy Calnan

Course:Legal Ethics
Professor:Marcy Calnan
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 4 Week


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Welcome to Legal Ethics #107 which is a step in the Pathway to Law School! This course provides students with the practical knowledge of the law, of professional responsibility, and how that law is applied to lawyers and paralegals.

Course Description

 In addition to the general ethical concepts presented in the course, students will research individual state professional responsibility rules. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to recognize an ethical issue, categorize it, and research the possible solutions to the issue.

What to Expect in this Course

This is an OnlineLIVE course. Mandatory attendance for live zoom classes, only two meetings. It is strongly suggested you download the Canvas App to receive alerts for changes to course information. In this class, the general calendar of the readings and assignments can be found in the syllabus, however, the specific instructions will appear on Canvas and assignments will be turned in via Canvas. 

An online course requires a significant familiarity with digital resources and self-discipline. Please be prepared to seek assistance through the many services offered at College of the Canyons.

This course will be accessible on the first day of the semester (possibly one day prior).

Types of Assessments

Includes Readings, Weekly Review Assignments, Research and Writing Assignments, Discussion Boards, Case Studies, and Hypotheticals.

Textbook Information

Legal Ethics 

by Kent Kauffman, Erin Rybicki

4th Edition | Copyright 2023

ISBN-13: 9780357620540 for the paperback version.

ISBN-13: 9780357620588 for the e-book.

Other Relevant Course Information

 Please note, emails are generally answered within 48 hours, however, delays are possible.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

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Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 06/06/2023 Sub#: 1088