Chapter 1 The Legal Marketplace

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  • 1. 
    1. The size of a law firm is measured by
    • A. 

      A. its total income

    • B. 

      B. the number of clients

    • C. 

      C. the number of attorneys

    • D. 

      D. the number of its branch offices

    • E. 

      E. b and c only

  • 2. 
    A mega-firm
    • A. 

      A. specializes in mergers

    • B. 

      B. has more than 25 partners

    • C. 

      C. s located in one region of the United States

    • D. 

      D. employes more than 1,000 attorneys

    • E. 

      E. all ofthe above

  • 3. 
    A law firm's culture consists of
    • A. 

      A. social atmosphere

    • B. 

      B. recognition

    • C. 

      C. family attitudes

    • D. 

      D. all of the above

    • E. 

      E. none of the above

  • 4. 
    A firm with a decentralized form of management is
    • A. 

      A. managed from one source

    • B. 

      B. managed in segments

    • C. 

      C. democratic in nature

    • D. 

      D. autocratic in nature

    • E. 

      E. a and d only

  • 5. 
    A general practitioner
    • A. 

      A. does not specialize

    • B. 

      B. employs no other attorneys

    • C. 

      C. practices criminal law only

    • D. 

      D. all of the above

    • E. 

      E. none of the above

  • 6. 
    What has influenced whether an attorney is a sole practitioner or in group practice?
    • A. 

      A. the economy

    • B. 

      B. changes in the law

    • C. 

      C. cost of technology

    • D. 

      D. all of the above

    • E. 

      E. none of the above

  • 7. 
    A partnership
    • A. 

      A. consists of two or more attorneys

    • B. 

      B. always consists of a major partner and a minor partner

    • C. 

      C. may consist of three classes of attorneys

    • D. 

      D. none of the above

    • E. 

      E. a and c only

  • 8. 
    A general practitioner
    • A. 

      A. specializes in one area of law

    • B. 

      B. practices in all areas of law

    • C. 

      C. is the same as a sole practitioner

    • D. 

      D. all of the above

    • E. 

      E. none of the above

  • 9. 
    In a professional corporation
    • A. 

      A. all attorneys are considered employees

    • B. 

      B. owners receive dividends

    • C. 

      C. a shareholder may be an officer and director

    • D. 

      D. all of the above

    • E. 

      E. none of the above

  • 10. 
    Legal clinics
    • A. 

      A. provide low-income people with low-cost legal services

    • B. 

      B. have luxurious offices

    • C. 

      C. do not employ paralegals

    • D. 

      D. are considered boutiques

    • E. 

      E. none of the above

  • 11. 
    A boutique firm
    • A. 

      A. works in many areas of the law

    • B. 

      B. handles only criminal matters

    • C. 

      C. handles only tax matters

    • D. 

      D. all of the above

    • E. 

      E. none of the above

  • 12. 
    A corporate legal department has
    • A. 

      A. an autocratic form of management

    • B. 

      B. a democratic form of management

    • C. 

      C. a committee form of management

    • D. 

      D. a combination form of management

    • E. 

      E. none of the above

  • 13. 
    A freelance paralegal service
    • A. 

      A. offers services to attorneys on an independent contractor basis

    • B. 

      B. most often specializes in one area of law

    • C. 

      C. has a decentralized form of management

    • D. 

      D. all of the above

    • E. 

      E. a and b only

  • 14. 
    The federal government
    • A. 

      A. employs legal technicians and paralegal specialists

    • B. 

      B. does not employ paralegals

    • C. 

      C. gives paralegals less autonomy than private law firms

    • D. 

      D. will not allow specialization

    • E. 

      E. all of the above

  • 15. 
    Preventive law is
    • A. 

      A. designed to avoid legal problems

    • B. 

      B. a civil case that prevents a person from doing something

    • C. 

      C. a law that restricts activity

    • D. 

      D. corporate law

    • E. 

      E. none of the above

  • 16. 
    The structure and organization of a law office is determined by the governement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    An international firm has branch offices in countries other than the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    A democratic type of management is an effective management style.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Management committees make swift decisions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    New attorneys are generally general practitioners.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Contract attorneys work directly for the public.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    PC stans for "Professional Corporation".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    One disadvantage to a partnership is that all partners are liable for the malpractice of other partners.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    All shareholders in a professional legal corporation must be attorneys in most states.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    In an office-sharing arrangement, an attorney may do work for the law firm with whom the lawyer shares space in lieu of paying rent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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