[2]Lawyers generally employ assistants in their practice, including secretaries, investigators, law studentinterns,and paraprofessionals. Such assistants, whether employeesor independent contractors, act for the lawyerin rendition of the lawyer’s professionalservices. A lawyer must give such assistantsappropriate instruction and supervision concerning the ethical aspects of their employment, particularly regarding the obligationnot to disclose information relating to representation of the client, and should be responsible for their work product. The measures employed in supervising nonlawyers should take account of the fact that they do not have legal training and are not subject to professional discipline.


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