The legal profession is best served when lawyers and all the paraprofessionals who support them meet the highest competency and ethical standards in the delivery of legal services.  From all the sacrifices and dedication to complete their degrees to the sweat and tears shed over the Bar Exam, protection of the attorney’s license should be of utmost importance to all lawyers and all of those who support their work.  While each profession has its own standards and aspirational goals, compliance often demands that each professional not only know but also meet the goals set by the codes set for others in the profession.  

For example, lawyers must abide by the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct and Rule 8.04 requires lawyers not to “knowingly assist a judge or judicial officer in conduct that is a violation of applicable rules of judicial conduct or other law.”  Tex. Disciplinary Rules of Prof’l. Conduct R.8.04 (Emphasis added).

Paralegals have also promulgated standa...


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