Legal Framework of Paralegal Practice

Course Code: PLBA 4002

Academic Year: 2022-2023

This course examines the legal framework of different types of business enterprises that can be utilized in conducting a paralegal practice. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the requirements, advantages and disadvantages of each and thereby will be in the position to select the appropriate form of business organization. The course covers sole proprietorships, general partnerships and professional corporations. Students will examine the registration requirements for businesses, the scope of partnership agreements and the regulatory requirements for professional corporations. Through case studies, the internal workings of particular enterprises will be critically assessed, problem areas will be identified and solutions will be proposed. In examining the legal framework of different business entities, the students will gain practical insight into the workings of small businesses, which form the core client base for paralegal practice.