You are a paralegal working in Plentibux & Moore, a small Boise, Idaho law firm that specializes in white-collar criminal defense and represents a high profile Defendant named Ima Criminal. The senior partner in the firm, Bob Plentibux, calls you in to his office and tells you that he has a hot issue for you to research. The United States Attorney, Dirk Lynch, has indicated that he intends to call the firm’s best paralegal and your co-worker, Jack Starr, as a witness in a case against the firm’s client, Mr. Criminal. Jack has been involved in witness interviews, case research, and document review in preparation for the case. Mr. Plentibux is concerned about what they can make Jack say and wants to know what the limits of paralegal confidentiality are in Idaho. He tells you to look at the Idaho Rules of Professional Conduct to answer the question.
Be sure to cite your sources using proper Bluebook format. Your Memo should not exceed 3 pages, single-spaced. Don’t forget to use the format assigned by your professor. You will use 1″ margins, in Times New Roman 12pt font. Please see the attached Sample for how to structure your Memo.
Office Memo Rubric:
Statement of Assignment: 5/5
Brief Answer: 10/10