I like to work with other lawyers when the case warrants it. In fact, it’s rare that I don’t have a few cases in the office where I have co-counsel.
Normally, this is good because I get to see how others are handling the same issues I am. I get to learn what other people are doing and I have an opportunity to improve my game.
There are exceptions, though. Three times this calendar year, I’ve been working with a lawyer at another firm and I’ve stumbled upon an inexcusably lazy way to do legal research. More on that in a second.