95-10 One of two attorneys in a dispute resolution and legal services clinic may properly perform case evaluations for matters which will be mediated by the second attorney. Paralegals employed by the clinic may gather information and prepare such documents as pleadings and affidavits, provided they are subjected to attorney supervision. The clinic should exercise caution in determining whether it is appropriate, in any given case, to draft settlement agreements for the parties, even where the parties have independently arrived at such an agreement. The appropriate course of practice is to recommend that each of the parties secure their own independent legal review of the agreement prior to executing it.
79-11 PLEAS prepaid legal services plan