Q. How do I cite sections from the Model Code of Ethics for paralegals?

Answer

The Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations. It is online at: https://www.paralegals.org/files/Model_Code_of_Ethics_09_06.pdf 

To create in-text citations, first you must create the reference following the standard APA order:

Author. (Date). Title. Access Information.

National Federation of Paralegal Associations. (2006). Model code of

ethics and professional responsibility and guidelines for enforcement

[Portable document format]. Retrieved from https://www.paralegals.org/files/

Model_Code_of_Ethics_09_06.pdf


The matching in-text citation would be:

First citation: (National Federation of Paralegal Associations [NFPA], 2006).

Second citation and following: (NFPA, 2006).


If you are citing a specific section number you might include it this way:

In section EC1.6f it is noted that "a paralegal shall not participate in or conduct work on any matter where a conflict of interest has been identified" (NFPA, 2006).

or

The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (2006) notes that "a paralegal shall not participate in or conduct work on any matter where a conflict of interest has been identified" (section EC1.6f).

  • Last Updated Jun 26, 2018
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  • Answered By Dennis Johnson, CJ, LE, & Paralegal Librarian

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