Beware: Partners and Associates May Be Responsible for Each Others' Ethics

, The Connecticut Law Tribune


Most law firms operate within standard models for assignment and supervision of work. Partners and senior attorneys are assigned to delegate and supervise the work of junior associates. This is a model that typically works simply and well, without incident. However, not all attorneys focus on the fact that both the senior and junior attorneys may have obligations to observe, and to report, ethical obligations of the other.

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