This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to protect information in a legal services environment.
The unit applies to individuals who provide services to support legal practitioners, while under supervision.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.
Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:
*on at least three occasions, handle, store and secure electronic, paper based, exhibits and confidential information according to organisational policies and procedures.
In the course of the above, the candidate must:
*apply relevant legislation and codes of conduct and ensure all work is performed with honesty and integrity
*update documents according to instruction and organisational policy or procedures
*identify and apply standard resolutions to breaches of confidentiality, security and conduct by self and others within the firm
*seek advice from appropriate sources where the level of confidentiality required in a situation is unclear.
Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
*personal role and responsibilities in relation to contact with the opposing party, including confidentiality requirements
*responsibilities relating to receipting payments
*scenarios in which client-related matters are discussed
*organisational policies and procedures
*accepted codes of conduct including those relating to:
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):