Legal Ethics (Quiz)

Test your basic knowledge of legal ethics:

1.  In California, another name for a paralegal is _______________.

2.   ________________is a professional association responsible for setting educational standards for paralegals?

3.    In California, a(n) ____________________ is a legal services provider who offers services directly to the public for a fee without attorney supervision, usually by supplying forms and procedural information relating to simple or routine legal procedures.

4.  The most serious sanction imposed on lawyers for ethical misconduct is _______________________.

5.  For a lawyer who is disciplined, what might he or she argue to lessen the proposed punishment?

______________________ (hint 2 words and the 2nd word is “factors”)

6.  True or false (circle one)  For uniformity, the definition of paralegal is the same in all 50 states.

7.  True or false (circle one)  Lawyers in all fifty states are regulated by the Federal Government.

8.  True or false (circle one)  Lawyers have no liability for the mistakes of their paralegals.

9.  True or false (circle one) In California, Legal Document Assistants must register in each county in which they work.

10.  True or false (circle one) Paralegals in California can be disciplined by the State Bar for violations of the ethical rules of professional conduct.

See tomorrow’s post for the answers.

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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an extremely long comment
    but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not
    writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say fantastic blog!


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