Document Type

Article

Publication Year

2010

Journal Title

St. Mary's Law Journal

Abstract

This symposium article examines the fiduciary duties of law firm associates. After applying agency principles to the firm-associate relationship, the article analyzes specific duties and discusses cases involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duties by associates. It explores associate duties in the current legal, organizational, and socio-technological environment in which associates practice. The article closes with observations on the importance of firm principals considering the effect of firm culture on associate attitudes and conduct.

First Page

595

Last Page

619

Num Pages

25

Issue Number

4

FIle Type

PDF

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