A legal assistant responds to an employment ad for a "legal researcher". The employer describes the research project and states the work will be supervised by John Jones, the lawyer for the employer. The legal assistant takes the job and completes the project, but in fact has never met or been supervised by John Jones. May the legal assistant ethically turn over the work product to the non-lawyer employer?
Answer: Relating to the information in the textbook and the associations involving lawyers and nonlawyers, no, the legal assistant ethically cannot turn over the information to the client until it is reviewed by the supervising attorney.…
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