Chapter 5 Quiz Ethics for the Legal Professional, 8th Ed.

 

1) Lawyers and law firms can advertise to the general public because:

a) the First Amendment protects the freedom of speech
b) as a regulated profession, they have a right that is protected under the Federal Code of Attorney Regulations
c) no one has ever questioned their right to advertise
d) all of the above.


2) State have the right to regulate lawyer advertising because:

a) their state constitutions provide for this right
b) the federal government has no authority to regulate lawyers
c) states have more rights than lawyers
d) advertising is commercial speech


3) Some forms of lawyer advertising that are regulated are:

a) blogs and message boards
b) websites
c) internet chat rooms
d) all of the above


4) Some of the most highly regulated lawyer advertising are

a) false statements
b) statements that give rise to unjustified expectations or misleading comparisons
c) statements that imply a special connection to the government
d) all of the above


5) The difference between regular advertising and direct mail advertising

a) direct mail ads are typically form letters sent to people on a mailing list, but advertising is not
b) direct mail ads are targetted to certain people, but advertising is to the general public
c) direct mail ads are illegal but regular advertising is not
d) a and b, but not c


6) Improper solicitation of clients is:

a) talking to people on the street about the practice of law
b) in-person or live telephone solicitation of professional employment from a prospective client
c) inviting aquaintences and friends to the grand opening of a law office
d) asking family members if they need a lawyer


7) Mass disaster moratoriums:

a) typically prohibit out-of-state law firms from contacting victims/families of mass disasters
b) typically ban all lawyer/law firm communication with families/victims for a certain number of days
c) all families/victims time to make considered choices
d) b and c, but not a


8) In the expression "runners and cappers" a "runner" is:

a) the ring leader of fraudulent legal schemes
b) a corporate set up to launder illegal funds
c) a person who gets paid for bringing a case to a lawyer
d) the person who purchases a legal claim


9) In the expression "runners and cappers" a "capper" is:

a) the ring leader of fraudulent legal schemes
b) a corporate set up to launder illegal funds
c) a person who gets paid for bringing a case to a lawyer
d) the person who purchases a legal claim


10) "Champerty" is:

a) the purchase of a legal claim
b) the person who wins a contest
c) people who owe money but cannot pay
d) the improper solicitation of legal work


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