Lawyer Regulation and Discipline (Compressed Course)
Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 1
The purpose of the course is to expose law students to the lawyer discipline system before they begin their careers, with the hopes that they have a better understanding of the conduct that can land a lawyer in trouble so they can avoid issues once they enter the profession. This course will provide students with an overview of the Florida lawyer discipline system, including the purposes, participants, process (from investigation to final determination), sanctions, common violations, discipline case studies, and a high-level overview of fundamental ethics and trust accounting rules and practice tips for avoiding rule violations. The course also will involve review of various disciplinary cases for discussion in small group breakout sessions.