5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Reasonable suspicion
- Reversible error
- Legal Research
- Insanity defense
- a An error made by the trial judge sufficiently serious to warrant reversing the trial court's decision.
- b The process of finding the law.
- c A defense requiring proof that the defendant was not mentally responsible.
- d A suspicion based on specific facts; less than probably cause.
- e Rules of conduct promulgated and enforced by the government.
5 Multiple choice questions
- A constitutional fairness requirement that a defendant have at least a certain minimum level of contact with a state before the state courts can have jurisdiction over the defendant.
- A person who assists an attorney and, working under the attorney's supervision, does tasks that, absent the paralegal, the attorney would do. A paralegal cannot give advice or appear in court.
- An examination of a prospective juror to see if he or she is fit to serve as a juror on a specific case.
- A verdict ordered by a trial judge if the plaintiff fails to present a prima facie case or if the defendant fails to present a necessary defense.
- A method adopted by the federal rules in which the plaintiff simply informs the defendant of the claim and the general basis for it.
5 True/False questions
No-knock warrant → A warrant that allows the police to enter without announcing their presence in advance.
Proving a case within a case → Rules and regulations created by administrative agencies.
Judgment → The decision of the court regarding the claims of each side. It may be based on a jury's verdict.
Motion for a new trial → A request that the court order a rehearing of a lawsuit because irregularities, such as errors of the court or jury misconduct, make it probable that an impartial trial did not occur.
Indictment → A grand jury's written accusation that a given individual has committed a crime.