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Supervising lawyer now has duty to intervene with impaired colleague (access required)

The supervising lawyer at a law firm now has a duty to intervene when another lawyer in the firm becomes impaired, under a Legal Ethics Opinion just approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Supervising lawyers are duty-bound to protect clients by establishing procedures to require treatment and/or limit an impaired lawyer’s work assignments, the LEO ...