Thursday, January 5, 2012

Paralegals: Thursday's Trivia Question

Thursday, January 5, 2012: What is the best answer to this ethics trivia question?

A lawyer who delegates too much authority and discretion to a paralegal/legal assistant may be disciplined for:

A. aiding in the unauthorized practice of law

B. failure to perform competently

C. failure to exercise independent professional judgment

D. all of the above

What do you think? Leave your comment below. I'll be back later with the answer and to add my comments


Misty Sheffield said...

Sounds like "D" to me.

Anonymous said...

Answer A.

Paralegal Mentor said...

The answer is "D. All of the Above"

A lawyer who delegates too much discretion to a paralegal is typically charged with several related offenses.