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  1. Legal technician
  2. Reversible error
  3. M'Naghten test
  4. Professional judgment
  5. Notice
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. c An error made by the trial judge sufficiently serious to warrant reversing the trial court's decision.
  4. d Being informed of some act done or about to be done.
  5. e The educated ability to apply law to specific facts.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. An advance or down payment that is given to engage the services of an attorney.
  2. A request made to the court.
  3. An ADR mechanism whereby the parties submit their disagreement to a third party, whose decision is binding.
  4. A court's power to hear any type of case arising within its geographical area.
  5. The decision of the court regarding the claims of each side. It may be based on a jury's verdict.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Legal services officesThe application of legal rules to a client's specific factual situation; also known as legal analysis.


  2. Plea bargainingA 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.


  3. Rules of criminal procedureA public or private statement that an attorney's conduct violated the code of ethics.


  4. Plain view doctrineWithout the need for a warrant, the police may seize objects that are openly visible.


  5. Ethical wall or screen or cone of silenceWhen nonlawyers do things that only lawyers are allowed to do. In most states this is a crime.


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