Supervisor Liability: When Can Managers and Supervisors Be Held Liable?

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Lawyers are responsible for being familiar with and following the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, as adopted and in force in their jurisdiction. These duties include, but are not limited, to the duty of competence, including understanding technology, and keeping client communications confidential.

In addition to responsibility for her own conduct, a lawyer is ultimately responsible for the work product of, and ethical conduct, of all subordinates whom the lawyer employs, including paralegals and associates.

Join Daniel Cotter as he covers what lawyers need to know about their general obligations under the RPCS, and their responsibilities as a supervisory lawyer, a subordinate lawyer, and nonlawyer assistance.

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Event Details

Webinar Date

Webinar Time

Course Type

Original Date Of Course

Course Instructor

Daniel Cotter, Esq.

Ethics Credits

2

Course Description

Lawyers are responsible for being familiar with and following the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, as adopted and in force in their jurisdiction. These duties include, but are not limited, to the duty of competence, including understanding technology, and keeping client communications confidential.

In addition to responsibility for her own conduct, a lawyer is ultimately responsible for the work product of, and ethical conduct, of all subordinates whom the lawyer employs, including paralegals and associates.

Join Daniel Cotter as he covers what lawyers need to know about their general obligations under the RPCS, and their responsibilities as a supervisory lawyer, a subordinate lawyer, and nonlawyer assistance.

Principles

  • Duties of Competence and Confidentiality
  • Rule 5.1 and the responsibilities of the supervisory lawyer
  • Rule 5.2 and the responsibilities of the subordinate lawyer
  • Rule 5.3 and the nonlawyer assistant

Syllabus

  1. Tablesetting: The roles and duties of the attorney under the RPCs, including technology
  2. Rules 1.1, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 and 1.15
  3. Supervisory Role and the relationship
  4. Ultimate responsibility for ensuring the compliance with the RPCs
  5. Rule 5.1 and some examples
  6. Rule 5.2 and some examples
  7. Rule 5.3 and some examples
  8. Some thoughts for the in-house lawyer

Instructor

Daniel Cotter, Esq.

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