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Re: Ethics and Rights or RM's

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"J. Michael Pemberton" <[log in to unmask]>

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Records Management Program <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 5 Dec 2006 22:54:13 -0500

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>Doug's point about where responsibility lies in an important one. In
>the distinction between line (makes decisions, gives orders) vs.
>staff (does studies, gives advice), RMs are staff--sort of internal
>consultants--rather than line, so they don't actually make the
>decisions--right or wrong. They make the best recommendation they
>can. As a consultant, I run into folks who don't take my advice and
>don't understand what went wrong.

Mike


>Julie..... The best parallel that I can think of, especially in dealing
>with attorneys would be how responsible an attorney would be for the
>actions / inactions of a client who had ignored his or her advice? I
>suspect that no attorney would accept liability for a client who had
>failed to follow the advice of counsel.

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