The MODEL RULES also impose individual supervisory duties, such that a lawyer with "direct supervisory authority over another lawyer shall make reasonable efforts to ensure that the other lawyer conforms to the Rules of Professional Conduct." (110) Managerial and supervisory lawyers also face liability for ordering disciplinable
conduct in the first place or for knowingly ratifying it after the fact.
New Mexico is one of a handful of states that incorporates the AMA's ethical guidelines as rules of practice, the violation of which are disciplinable
"But don't misunderstand me, the behaviour that is a breach of the code of ethics in itself may well be a breach of the discipline code, the behaviour is disciplinable
, but not sort of a notion of thecodebeing disciplinable
; it's the behaviour that should be disciplinable