Victoria Legal Support Staff Association Code of Ethics
The first duty of the legal support person is to strive to attain high standards.
It shall be the duty of every legal support person to maintain at all times a high standard of courtesy in all contacts with law offices, clients, courts and any and all persons.
It shall be unethical for any legal support person to violate any statute now in effect or to be enacted governing privileged communications.
It shall be unethical for any legal support person involved in legal work to divulge the contents of any confidential document in their employer’s possession without first having obtained the employer’s consent, or to discuss, maliciously or otherwise with any person, matters of a confidential nature or knowledge which may come to the legal support person by virtue of their employment.
It shall be the duty of every legal support person to maintain harmonious cooperation with their associates.
Every member of the Victoria Legal Support Staff Association shall subscribe to the Code of Ethics herein and agrees to be bound thereby. The Vice-President shall receive complaints as to violations of this Code and shall present them to the Executive who shall direct such action as it may deem necessary.