You are a paralegal in a small law office that focuses on family law. Your supervising attorney has prepaid vacation plans for a family reunion but your client needs a property settlement agreement negotiated and drafted right away. Your attorney instructs you to negotiate with the other side to strike a deal that the client would consider to be “fair.”
As a paralegal, what would you do? How would you proceed? Research and locate the National Association of Legal Assistants rules. Based on the applicable rules in this situation, what ethical issues would arise? Write a 300-500 word essay based on your research and findings explaining the legal basis for how you would proceed in this situation.