Chapter 1 Quiz Ethics for the Legal Professional, 8th Ed.

 

1) Methods by which paralegals may be regulated include:

a) licensing, certification, and registration.
b) civil penalties for the unauthorized practice of law.
c) criminal penalties for the unauthorized practice of law.
d) all of the above.


2) The American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct

a) are the nationally recognized rules of professional responsibility in all fifty states
b) are rules that have been adopted in almost all of the states
c) are very old and not used any more
d) are the rules that govern lawyers but not paralegals


3) Local bar association ethics opinions

a) are binding on all lawyers in the territorial jurisdiction of the bar association
b) are binding on all lawyers and paralegals in the states
c) are never published and have no legal effect
d) are advisory and persuasive


4) If a lawyer violates the rules of professional conduct, the lawyer is subject to:

a) disbarment.
b) suspension.
c) reprimand or reproval.
d) any of the above depending upon the severity of the offense.


5) Paralegals may be regulated by:

a) licensing.
b) certification.
c) licensing, registration, certification, and restricting the use of the term "paralegal."
d) registration only.


6) A "grandfather clause" is:

a) a rule of law that only applies to elderly people.
b) an exception that allows an old rule to continue to apply to some situations when a new rule will apply instead to all future situations.
c) a clause in a contract that will apply to situations that have passed but not to future situations.
d) the federal rule of law that allows larger companies to employ older Americans without enforcing retirement regulations.


7) A "sunset provision" is:

a) a rules of law pertaining to air quality.
b) a federal rule of law that allows states to choose whether or not to elect daylight savings time.
c) a part of a law that ends at a certain time.
d) a provision in a contract that specifies when the contract will end.


8) A "title scheme" is:

a) a type of regulatory act that restricts the use of certain titles.
b) a law that prevents improper use of subtitles in movies and television production.
c) the format used by the federal government to give titles to different statutes.
d) the informal but widely used convention for naming new scientific discoveries.


9) A "legal document preparer" is:

a) any person who helps another person create a document.
b) another name for a "legal secretary."
c) people certified in Arizona to assist members of the public in the preparation of their own legal documents.
d) a law clerk.


10) The American Bar Association:

a) is a voluntary organization for lawyers.
b) a disciplinary authority relied upon by nearly all of the states.
c) a mandatory organization for the llicensing of lawyers and paralegals.
d) an organization that used to be very powerful but is no longer in operation.

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