I recently came across an excerpt from a law school ethics class. I thought it was so instructive that it should not just be for potential lawyers. Read on and see if you agree.
Two lawyers start a new practice together. In the beginning business is slow and they are really struggling to stay afloat.
One day while one partner is out to lunch an elderly lady walked into the law office. She wants to have a will created. She explains that even though she is poor and on a very low fixed income she has seen that not having a will can create awful turmoil and fighting amongst the survivors and she wants to avoid that for her family.
The young attorney tells her a simple will is $100. Even though that is a LOT of money to her she agrees. They complete the will and since she just cashed her social security check she takes some fresh crisp $100 bills from her purse, peels one off for the young attorney and leaves.
As the attorney is putting the $100 in the petty cash box he notices that since the bills were so fresh and crisp she actually handed him two $100 bills stuck together.
Does the young attorney tell his partner about the extra $100 and share it with him or not? Please discuss.