This is a compulsory subject for the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice which covers the area of Financial and Ethical Responsibilities.
The aim of this subject is to equip students with the skills and knowledge to maintain accurate trust and general account records and to act ethically, professionally and responsibly in dealings with clients, the courts, the community and other legal professionals. Students will engage in practical exercises including preparing trust and general accounting documents and will reflect on ethical responsibilities by addressing current ethical issues and disciplinary cases.
|Academic unit:||Faculty of Law|
|Subject title:||Financial and Ethical Responsibilities|
Delivery & attendance
|Prescribed resources:||No Prescribed resources. After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.|
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This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.
Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Identify financial responsibilities in dealing with client money and operating a trust and general account.
- Review core documents and demonstrate compliance with costs disclosure regulation.
- Apply ethical standards in relation to the Court, to the legal profession and to clients.
- Demonstrate compliance with professional responsibilities including legal duties, obligations and professional conduct rules.
|Draft Document ^||Draft costs agreement and disclosure notices||C||Week 8||1, 2.|
|Draft Document ^||Complete trust accounting records, debtor’s ledger and an itemised bill of costs||C||Week 11||1, 2.|
|Presentation ^||Presentation on a current ethical and professional responsibility issue||C||In Consultation||1, 2, 3, 4.|
|Case Study ^||Report on a recent disciplinary case||C||In Consultation||1, 2, 3, 4.|
Students must receive a passing mark in all assessments to pass the subject.
- ^ Students must pass this assessment to pass the subject
- * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
- C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.
|Pass||Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.|
|Fail||Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.|
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Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.
Policy on late submission and extensions
A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.
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Feedback on assessment
Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.
Accessibility and Inclusion Support
If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.
Additional subject information
Assistant Professor Hwee Cheng Goh will be teaching the weeks where Financial Responsibilities is covered | Email: [email protected] | Phone: +61 7 5595 2066 | Staff Profile: https://bond.edu.au/profile/hwee-cheng-goh
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