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15-Representing Other Entities - Miscellaneous

ABA Model Rules 5.1 and 5.3 apply in the same way to prosecutors as to other lawyers with managerial or other supervisory responsibilities, including the responsibility to assure that all prosecutors under their managerial or direct supervision comply with the ethics rules. "Where prosecutors have both managerial and direct supervisory authority, they may, depending on the circumstances, be required to fulfill both sets of obligations."

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