5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Legal technician
- Reversible error
- M'Naghten test
- Professional judgment
- a A nonlawyer who provides legal services directly to the public without being under the supervision of an attorney. Absent a statute allowing this activity, it constitutes the unauthorized practice of law.
- b A test that provides that the defendant is not guilty due to insanity if, at that time of the killing, the defendant suffered from a defect or disease of the mind and could not understand whether the act was right or wrong.
- c An error made by the trial judge sufficiently serious to warrant reversing the trial court's decision.
- d Being informed of some act done or about to be done.
- e The educated ability to apply law to specific facts.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- An advance or down payment that is given to engage the services of an attorney.
- A request made to the court.
- An ADR mechanism whereby the parties submit their disagreement to a third party, whose decision is binding.
- A court's power to hear any type of case arising within its geographical area.
- The decision of the court regarding the claims of each side. It may be based on a jury's verdict.
5 True/False Questions
Legal services offices → The application of legal rules to a client's specific factual situation; also known as legal analysis.
Plea bargaining → A process whereby the prosecutor and the defendant's attorney agree for the defendant to plead guilty in exchange for the prosecutor's promise to charge him or her with a lesser offense, drop some additional charges, or request a lesser sentence.
Rules of criminal procedure → A public or private statement that an attorney's conduct violated the code of ethics.
Plain view doctrine → Without the need for a warrant, the police may seize objects that are openly visible.
Ethical wall or screen or cone of silence → When nonlawyers do things that only lawyers are allowed to do. In most states this is a crime.