What exceptions to the fee-sharing rules apply to the nonlawyer employee? What parameters determine whether such exceptions are appropriate?
Answer to relevant QuestionsWhy is it important for all nonlawyer employees in a legal office, especially paralegals, to have a working knowledge of their jurisdiction’s rules of lawyer conduct? At the end of the film Erin Brockovich (as in the real-life case on which the film was based), Erin’s lawyer made her a millionaire. Was that an appropriate payment? Why is it that a lawyer cannot bill the client for everything the lawyer does? What kinds of acts would qualify as being nonbillable? What is the general rule on dealing with represented persons? Can a paralegal who works under the supervision of a lawyer be found liable for malpractice?
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