Hiring Law Students for Free Online Research Is Widespread and Unethical, Opinion Says – News – ABA Journal

Budget-minded lawyers who think they can hire law students for their free access to Lexis and Westlaw should think again, according to a Utah ethics opinion.

A lawyer who uses law students to access free online research violates ethical rules, according to the Nov. 15 opinion by the Utah State Bar Ethics Opinion Advisory Committee. The Legal Skills Prof Blog has the story.

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As is often the case with these ABA reports, the comments from other lawyers are more interesting than the report.



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