Street Law: A Course in Practical Law

Chapter 6: Lawyers

Student Self-Assessment Quizzes

Which statement about lawyers is true?
A)Most lawyers go to court.
B)The majority of lawyers work for the federal, state, and local governments.
C)Lawyers who go to court are called litigators.
D)Criminal defense lawyers must do everything possible (ethical or unethical) to get their clients off.
In which of the following situations would a person most likely need a lawyer?
A)Jasmine is going to charge people in the neighborhood to set up a Web site.
B)John caused an accident in which there was $3,000 worth of damage to the other person's car.
C)Val is renting an apartment for one year in an apartment building.
D)Zander has been charged with a serious felony.
What is the best way to find a lawyer?
A)Get a recommendation from a person who has had a similar legal problem and was satisfied with the lawyer.
B)Search for lawyers on the Internet.
C)Call the state bar association and get a referral.
D)Answer an advertisement that you see on TV.
In deciding whether to hire the lawyer, what question is important to ask?
A)How much will the total cost be?
B)Where did you go to law school?
C)Are you an active lawyer in the county bar association?
D)Can you guarantee that I will win my case?
Which of the following is a characteristic of a contingency fee arrangement?
A)The lawyer charges by the hour.
B)The lawyer earns a fee whether the lawyer wins or loses the case.
C)The client pays for costs of the case.
D)Contingency fees are used in criminal cases.
What does the attorney-client privilege mean?
A)The attorney cannot reveal anything that the client tells the attorney in confidence.
B)The attorney and client cannot reveal anything that is revealed in the attorney-client interview.
C)The client cannot reveal anything that the client tells the attorney.
D)The client cannot reveal anything that the attorney tells the client.
What decision does a client make when working with an attorney?
A)whether to fire the attorney
B)whether to reveal information in discovery to the other side
C)the type of fee arrangements that are made for this type of case
D)whether to accept the person as a client
What is legal malpractice?
A)a violation of the code of professional responsibility
B)a lawsuit brought by a client against the lawyer for a serious error that results in injury or loss
C)a complaint filed with the state bar association
D)failure to pass the state bar examination
What is generally a consequence for lawyers who commit a violation of the state ethical requirements?
D)home confinement
Jianhong wants to sue his former employer for discrimination, but he does not have any money to pay a lawyer. What might he do?
A)The public defender's office might represent him.
B)He might find a lawyer who will agree to take the case on a contingency fee basis.
C)He might convince the judge to appoint a lawyer for him.
D)He might convince the state bar association to appoint a lawyer for him.
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