Practice Tip: Snitches Get Stitches?

It is Friday night after a long work week and an attorney has stopped off at the local watering hole. She makes her way to the bar and recognizes an old law school classmate whom she has not seen in years. He has apparently had a few cocktails and waves for her to come join him. He offers her a celebratory drink and says, “Come celebrate my big score, 7 digit bill in a simple uncontested matter.” As he celebrates and clinks her drink to his “clueless client”, she wonders if she has an ethical duty to report his billing misconduct.

What is your duty to report another lawyer under Rule 8.3?

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