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1.Your supervising attorney has asked you to send discovery requests that you havedrafted although he has not reviewed them.Rule/Canon: Rule 5.3 Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistance/Canon 2 -Aparalegal may perform any task which is properly delegated and supervised by anattorney, as long as the attorney is ultimately responsible to the client, maintains a directrelationship with the client, and assumes professional responsibility for the workproduct./EC-3.1 A paralegal shall refrain from engaging in any conduct that offends thedignity and decorum of proceedings before a court or other adjudicatory body and shallbe respectful of all rules and procedures/Guideline 3, Guideline 5Violation/Correction:A paralegal is under supervision of the lawyer and must bereviewed and signed by the lawyer. Completing and sending the requests without thelawyer reviewing them is a violation. I would correct the situation by reminding thelawyer he has not yet reviewed them and that still needs to be completed before they canbe sent. I would coordinate doing so and them send them.2. Two other employees are gossiping about a client loudly enough for clients in thewaiting area to hear.Rule/Canon:Rule 1.6 Confidentiality Of Information/Canon 7 -A paralegal mustprotect the confidences of a client and must not violate any rule or statute now in effect orhereafter enacted controlling the doctrine of privileged communications between a clientand an attorney./ EC-5.1 A paralegal shall be aware of and abide by all legal authoritygoverning confidential information./ Guideline 1Violation/Correction:Discussing a client without consent in means which other partiescan obtain information in a violation on confidentiality. I would correct the situation byinforming the employees, asking that they stop speaking about the client and remind themof them rules of confidentiality and report it to the lawyer to prevent possible/furtherharm.3. You have become aware that another paralegal in your firm is padding herbillable hours to qualify for a bonus.Rule/Canon:EC-2.3 A paralegal shall ensure that all timekeeping and billing recordsprepared by the paralegal are thorough, accurate, and honest.Violation/Correction:Altering billable hours, which are not accurate and honest is aviolation, and I would report it to the supervising lawyer.4. You have discovered that your supervising attorney is not returning telephonecalls to clients.Rule/Canon:Rule 1.4 Communication, Rule 1.3 Diligence A lawyer shall act withreasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client.Violation/Correction:Not maintaining communcation through lack of diligence,promptness, and response to resonable client requests is a violation. I would correct thesituation by reminding the lawyer of the client's who called and they need to be returned,ask if I can assist him in any way, and inform him I am available to return the calls ifneeded.

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