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Accountability of legal clinic director and supervising lawyer, C3S40 CPRA

Section 40, Canon III

SECTION 40. Accountability of legal clinic director and supervising lawyer. – A law student clinic director and supervising lawyer, under Rule 138-A of the Rules of Court shall provide meaningful training to law students. They shall assume responsibility for any work performed by the law student while under their supervision and shall comply with all the laws, rules, and guidelines pertaining to Law Student Practice. (2023 Code of Professional Responsibility and Accountability or CPRA)

1. Accountability of legal clinic director and supervising lawyer

a. To provide meaningful training

Under this section, and under Rule 138-A of the Rules of Court, law student clinic directors and supervising lawyers are required to “provide meaningful training to law students.”

b. To assume responsibility

Further, law student clinic directors and supervising lawyers are required:

1) To assume responsibility for any work performed by the law student while under their supervision; and

2) To comply with all the laws, rules, and guidelines pertaining to Law Student Practice.

References

Canon III, 2023 Code of Professional Responsibility

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