Q: You are the sole partner in your law firm. You are in the process of closing a deal -- the only deal of the year, in fact -- for a new client. You feel your paralegal, who is a single parent, who has worked tirelessly on the deal, and who has contributed far more than the associates, is worthy of a bonus. So, you structure the fees for the deal to shift $200 of the fees from yourself to the paralegal. Your decision could subject you to discipline because:
(a) your decision is likely to betray your new client's expectations.Welcome to the crazy logic of the MPRE. Open thread for tomorrow's test.
(b) your decision is likely to piss off at least one of the associates.
(c) your decision is not in the best interest of your firm.
(d) your decision is categorically unethical.
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