Gay La Calamita is a real estate paralegal to Don Gonzales, the managing partner of a large law firm. Don told Gay to research a complex issue for Food Center Shopping Centers. Gay spent five hours researching the issue and gave Don a memo describing her findings. Don prepared an opinion letter for the client that was based on Gay’s research. A week later, Gay discovered that Don had billed the client his hourly rate for the time Gay spent on the research.
a. If you were Gay, what would you do?
b. Suppose you informed Don of this problem and he did not resolve the problem, what would you do?
c. If you were the administrator for the firm, how would you handle the problem?