When a Lawyer Calls Another, a Lawyer may be responsible for Bartleby, Lawyer; Another lawyer comes in to ask if a lawyer recently vacated an office on Wall Street. The lawyer replies that he has, and this Other Lawyer says that the Lawyer is Responsible for the person who (Bartleby )remained there. The lawyer says that Bartleby’s “nothing” to him - no student or relationship, so someone else has to deal with him. This other lawyer asks who Bartleby is, and the lawyer replies that he does not know - only the one he used. Another lawyer leaves, saying that he will take care of the problem.
The Other Lawyer in the Essays