You are a paralegal working for three attorneys. One of your supervising attorneys comes to you at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and says she needs you to research case law on a legal issue before you leave. You have a 5:00 p.m. doctor appointment that you have been waiting six weeks for a spot to open.
About six months ago, you researched a very similar issue for one of the other attorneys at the firm. Would it be ethical for you to use this research? Why or why not? What, if any, are the repercussions of repurposing this research?