Chapter 3 Quiz Ethics for the Legal Professional, 8th Ed.

1) "Confidential information is":

a) All information that is obtained directly from the client
b) All information, relating to the representation of a client, regardless of the source
c) Information gathered in the course of your job as a paralegal
d) Only information that is embarrassing or harmful to the client


2) The duty of confidentiality is an implied duty. What does implied mean in that context?

a) Implied means that it is written down.
b) Implied means that it is not written in the contract but it is required anyway.
c) Implied means that it is assumed.
d) Implied means that everyone knows about it but you should not talk about it.


3) The information that is protected by the duty of confidentiality is:

a) only information that is secret
b) all information from internet sources
c) information that could be used to harm the client
d) all information whether fact or opinion


4) The source of confidential information is

a) the client, other people, and sources other than people that are public or private
b) only written information
c) only information gathered from the client
d) private and personal information obtained from people


5) An example of information that is NOT confidential is:

a) information that is not at all related to the representation of your client
b) information that anyone can get from a newspaper
c) information that is spoken and cannot be proven
d) a and c but not b


6) How long does the duty of confidentiality last?

a) until the death of the client
b) until the end of the representation
c) forever
d) until the court closes the case


7) Exceptions to the duty of confidentiality are:

a) those in the "need to know" circle
b) information that must be released in reponse to discovery requests
c) defending an action filed against your law firm by the client
d) a, b and c above


8) "Not exceptions" to the duty of confidentiality are:

a) your mother, sister, brother, and BFF
b) someone in a different country who has no way of knowing anything about the case
c) your personal doctor
d) a, b and c above


9) Some places to be particularly careful about confidential information are:

a) using your cell phone in public
b) talking in an elevator
c) talking in public places such as restaurants
d) a, b and c above


10) When transmitting confidential documents it is important to:

a) check the email address twice to be sure you have the correct addressee
b) check the fax number twice to be sure you have the correct addressee
c) include a confidentiality coversheet to give notice to people who may receive the documents by mistake
d) a, b and c above

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