There are many possibilities when a partner includes you, the law firm intern, on e-mails. Perhaps he expects a response from everyone. Perhaps he expects a response from senior team members, but not from you. Perhaps others are responding, but they’re not hitting “reply all.” Or perhaps he doesn’t expect or want a response from anyone. The best way for you to know what his expectations and preferences are is to ask.
Few things are certain. Death, taxes, and the fact that, after you read Robert FitzPatrick’s harrowing story, you will want to ensure you don’t experience the same trauma. FitzPatrick was accused of cheating while studying at The Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills, Michigan. “It was for a research and