Introduction and Objectives

Objectives

The objectives of the Avoiding Fraud module are:

  1. To identify the hallmarks of some of the most common and problematic frauds and scams that can involve lawyers.
  2. To suggest some tips on recognizing and managing the risks of fraud.

Navigating this Module

This module features these components:

Written Material: While it may be difficult to turn away business, it is worth getting into the practice of screening potential clients to make sure the relationship will be a good fit. This module discusses the client screening process and things to look for when screening clients and cases.

Although we aim to present a comprehensive module, this module is not exhaustive. This module is not a substitute for exercising professional judgment and does not constitute legal advice.

Test: The test for this module features a fact pattern followed by two parts, a question and a justification. You must get answers to both parts correct in order to complete the test. If you get one or both parts incorrect, you will get an opportunity to reattempt the test. Test questions are drawn from the written material only and not the Additional Resources or the footnotes to the written material.

Additional Resources: Additional valuable resources are available at the Law Society Fraud Alerts page. You are not tested on this additional material, although you are encouraged to review any resources that best suit the nature of your practice or if you experience difficulty comprehending the material that will be tested.