← Paralegal 101 Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Fixed fee
- Writ of habeas corpus
- 4 ways in which civil law is different than criminal law.
- a Civil is Plaintiff v. defendant; criminal is State v. the People. Standard of proof is different. Civil must prove by the preponderance of the evidence and criminal is beyond a reasonable doubt. Harm is different. Civil involves harm to an individual and criminal is harm to society as a whole. And in civil they focus on redressing the losses by awarding the plaintiff damages and/or an injunction. In criminal sanctions are designed to punish and to deter future offenders by imposing loss of liberty and/or financial penalty.
- b A law promulgated by an administrative agency.
- c A grand jury's written accusation that a given individual has committed a crime.
- d A request that the court release the defendant because of the illegality of the incarceration.
- e A set charge for a specific service, such as drafting a simple will.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Usually organized as either a partnership or a professional corporation, law clinics provide low-cost legal services on routine matters by stessing low overhead and high volume.
- A request that the court prohibit the use of certain evidence at the trial.
- The pleading that begins a lawsuit.
- A law enacted by a state legislature or by Congress.
- A request that the court find the plaintiff has failed to state a valid claim and dismiss the complaint.
5 True/False Questions
Procedural law → Law dealing with ownership.
Limited jurisdiction → A court's power to hear only specialized cases.
Certified → The delivery of a pleading or other paper in a lawsuit to the opposing party.
Service → Being informed of some act done or about to be done.
Defendant → The transfer of a case from one state court to a federal court.