Paralegal Pace Practice Test Questions

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Paralegal Pace Practice Test Questions

Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam (PACE) is a computer-based exam to gauge competency levels among experienced paralegals. PACE is not just an entry-level certification exam, it is basically an exam of advanced competency with strict eligibility guidelines. Candidates must submit applications, supported by college transcripts and affidavits attesting to the nature and duration of substantive paralegal work experience.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A lawsuit has been filed and the summons has been delivered to the defendant. He fails to file an answer within the time frame set by the court. What happens next?
    • A. 

      The defendant will be held in contempt of court.

    • B. 

      Plaintiff's counsel will file a motion for default judgment.

    • C. 

      The clerk of the courts will contact the defendant.

    • D. 

      The suit will move to trial.

  • 2. 
    A paralegal is to give notice to a witness of a deposition. Which of the following are acceptable means to give notice of a deposition?
    • A. 

      Written notice by mail

    • B. 

      Written notice by mail, phone call, email or face-to-face communication

    • C. 

      Written notice by mail, phone call or email

    • D. 

      Written notice by mail or a phone call

  • 3. 
    You have found work as a litigation paralegal. Which of the following is NOT likely to be one of your duties?
    • A. 

      Sign the pleadings

    • B. 

      Interview witnesses

    • C. 

      Assist in jury selection

    • D. 

      Draft the complaint

  • 4. 
    One of the core ethical principles for paralegals states that all paralegals must demonstrate professional competence and personal integrity at all times. How might you violate this rule?
    • A. 

      Meeting a client after hours for personal business

    • B. 

      Forming a personal relationship with a client

    • C. 

      Accepting a gift from a client

    • D. 

      Any of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following remedies for breach of contract must be included in the contract in order to be recoverable?
    • A. 

      Consequential Damages

    • B. 

      Attorney fees and costs

    • C. 

      Equitable relief

    • D. 

      Punitive Damages

  • 6. 
    A number of events take place as part of discovery in a lawsuit. Which of the following is not one of them?
    • A. 

      Motion to Compel

    • B. 

      Admissions

    • C. 

      Request for Production of Documents

    • D. 

      Motion to Dismiss

  • 7. 
    A paralegal is most likely to inadvertently violate attorney-client privilege in which of the following circumstances?
    • A. 

      Mailing discovery to opposing counsel

    • B. 

      Talking to the client on the phone while you are in an elevator with others

    • C. 

      Talking about your day in court at the bar with your friends

    • D. 

      Sending an email to your boss that discusses details of the case and copying co-counsel

  • 8. 
    An attorney asks you to check the validity of a case he cites in his brief. You Shepardize it. Which of the following case histories indicate that the case is no longer good law?
    • A. 

      The case was distinguished on appeal.

    • B. 

      The case was followed but distinguished.

    • C. 

      The appellate court opinion vacating the case was overturned.

    • D. 

      The case was vacated on appeal.

  • 9. 
    A defendant in a civil action wants to file a claim against the plaintiff. What is the proper name for this pleading?
    • A. 

      Cross-claim

    • B. 

      Reply

    • C. 

      Answer

    • D. 

      Counterclaim

  • 10. 
    The "discovery rule" tolls the running of which of the following?
    • A. 

      The statute of limitations

    • B. 

      The time to respond to a request for interrogatories.

    • C. 

      The statute of frauds

    • D. 

      The time to file an appeal.

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