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Practice Tip: Preventing bar discipline for support staff's errors (access required)

Earlier this month, a Falls Church attorney received a public reprimand from the Virginia State Bar for something he did not do. His secretary had misappropriated client funds without the attorney's knowledge, according to the disciplinary order in the case. But under the Code of Professional Responsibility, the lawyer was ethically liable for the employee's misdeeds. The ...