5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Ethical wall or screen or cone of silence
- Clearly erroneous
- Stare decisis
- a When an appellate court sends a case back to the trial court for a new trial or other action.
- b Written questions sent by one side to the opposing side, answered under oath.
- c A system developed to shield an attorney or a paralegal from a case that otherwise would create a conflict of interest.
- d Standard used by appellate courts when reviewing a trail court's findings of fact.
- e The doctrine stating that normally once a court has decided one way on a particular issue, it and other courts in the same jurisdiction will decide the same way on that issue in future cases given similar facts unless they can be convinced of the need for change.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- A rule of evidence that prevents an attorney or a paralegal from being compelled to testify about confidential client information.
- The division of governmental power among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
- An agreement supported by consideration.
- A person appointed by the court to manage the affairs or property of a person who is incompetent due to age or some other reason.
- Affiliated with the federal government's Legal Services Corporation, these offices serve those who would otherwise be unable to afford legal assistance.
5 True/False Questions
Void for vagueness → A reason for invalidating a statute where a reasonable person could not determine a statute's meaning.
Harmless error → A trial court error that is not sufficient to warrant reversing the decision.
Complaint → A person who initiates a lawsuit.
Motion → A request made to the court.
International Paralegal Management Association (IPMA) www.paralegal management.org → A national association of paralegal managers