Professional Responsibility For Lawyers

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  • 1. 
    Attorney client privilege protects unless.....
  • 2. 
    Under Rule 4.1, a lawyer shall not knowingly:
  • 3. 
    A lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client. Which of the following is not an example of competence under rule 1.1.
    • A. 

      Skill

    • B. 

      Reputation

    • C. 

      Knowledge

  • 4. 
    What does rule 1.4 Communication say?
  • 5. 
    A lawyer can not tell a client the consequences of criminal or fraudulent conduct.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What type of fee must be in writing?
    • A. 

      Hourly

    • B. 

      Contingent

    • C. 

      All fees

  • 7. 
    What  under rule 1.5 is set up and run by the state bar to support legal services for the poor?
    • A. 

      Pro Bono

    • B. 

      IOLTA

    • C. 

      Trust Account

  • 8. 
    A lawyer shall not reveal any of the clients information relating to the representation unless the client gives informed consent but may reveal when....
    • A. 

      To fix past harm caused by the client

    • B. 

      To prevent substantial injury to the financial interest of another

    • C. 

      To get the client to pay the lawyer

  • 9. 
    Which are the elements of attorney-client privilege? Choose ALL that apply
    • A. 

      Evidence

    • B. 

      Communications

    • C. 

      Made with the expectation of confidentiality

    • D. 

      Written Emails

  • 10. 
    A lawyer shall not represent a client if the representation involves a concurrent conflict of interest. A concurrent conflict of interest exists if:
    • A. 

      Directly adverse to another client

    • B. 

      Significant risk one client would be materially limited

    • C. 

      Both above

    • D. 

      Either above

  • 11. 
    A lawyer may have sexual relations with a client.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    What rule says a lawyer shall as far as reasonably possible, maintain a normal client-lawyer relationship?
    • A. 

      Rule 1.10

    • B. 

      Rule 1.14

    • C. 

      Rule 1.8

  • 13. 
    It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to:
    • A. 

      Commit a criminal act

    • B. 

      Assist a judge in conduct that violates the rules

    • C. 

      Reject representation of a client

    • D. 

      Make discounts to friends on fees

  • 14. 
    The standard of care a lawyer should take is that of a _________ or ordinarily prudent lawyer in the ___________ or similar cirumstance.
    • A. 

      Rational.... same

    • B. 

      Reasonably ..... same

    • C. 

      Reasonably.... related

  • 15. 
    A lawyer is not bound by the rules when the lawyer acted at the direction of another lawyer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    When you get a document that was sent to you by accident you:
    • A. 

      Read it and show it to your officer

    • B. 

      Must notify the sender

    • C. 

      May read it & may notify the sender

  • 17. 
    3.2 Requires a lawyer to make ________________ efforts to _________________ litigation in a manner consistent with the ________________ of the client.
  • 18. 
    A lawyer can not bring a meritorious claim that is frivolous
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    A lawyer lawyer must withdraw from representation when:
    • A. 

      Client is unreasonably difficult to represent

    • B. 

      Lawyers condition materially impairs their ability

    • C. 

      Client commits a crime

  • 20. 
    When selling a law practice, the seller needs to give the clients 120 days notice of sale and opportunity to obtain new counsel.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    A lawyer, when not admitted to a jurisdiction, shall not establish an office or presence in a jurisdiction. What is an exception to Rule 5.5 Unauthorized Practice of law?
    • A. 

      Pro hac vice

    • B. 

      Cui bono

    • C. 

      Pro tempore

  • 22. 
    A lawyer can act as a lawyer and an accountant at the same time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    A lawyer may advertise under Rule 7.2 by which of the following? Choose as many as apply
    • A. 

      Radio

    • B. 

      Written communications

    • C. 

      Lawyer referral programs

  • 24. 
    What rule says you shall not solicit at all if the prospective client said they do not want the services?
    • A. 

      Rule 7.2

    • B. 

      Rule 7.3

    • C. 

      Rule 7.9

  • 25. 
    What is the test for whether a lawyer should refuse to offer clients testimony?
    • A. 

      Reasonable belief client will commit perjury

    • B. 

      Strong factual basis

    • C. 

      Firm factual basis

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