Bland Richter Attorneys

Just Who’s Running This Ship Anyway …. Supervising Non-Lawyer Subordinates

As an attorney, you are responsible for the conduct of any non-lawyer subordinates working in your office. In fact, Rule 5.3 requires the supervisory attorney to make reasonable efforts to “ensure that the person’s conduct is compatible with the professional obligations of the lawyer.” Consider the breadth and implications of this Rule. Without intending any…