Unformatted text preview: Holding: No. The trial court should reconsider the disqualification motion. Rationale: The committee on Professional Ethics states that the rules do not require disqualification of the law firm as long as long as the supervising lawyer complies with the rules to insure that the conduct of any lawyer or paralegal complies with the “professional obligations of a lawyer”. The American Bar Association’s committee on Professional Ethics states that states that the firm is not required to be disqualified as long as the paralegal adhered to the screening process, and as long as the paralegal not reveal any confidential information. The court needs to take appropriate steps in the disciplinary rules and screening before it is dismissed from the case....
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