California attorneys may satisfy their obligations to their client (by outsourcing paralegal services) … if they have sufficient knowledge to supervise the outsourced work properly and they make sure the outsourcing does not compromise their other duties to their clients. San Diego Bar Ethics Opinion 2007-1
The American Bar Association’s Model Guidelines for Utilization of Paralegal Services, Guideline 8 says: In Missouri v. Jenkins, 491 U.S. 274 (1989), the United States Supreme Court held that in setting a reasonable attorney’s fee under 28 U.S.C. § 1988, a legal fee may include a charge for paralegal services at “market rates” rather than “actual cost” to the attorney… ABA Guideline 8. See also California Cases authorizing fees.
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