← Paralegal 101 Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Proving a case within a case
- Cause of action
- Pattern jury instructions
- Federal question jurisdiction
- a A set of standardized jury instructions.
- b The power of the federal courts to hear matters of federal law.
- c An ADR mechanism whereby the parties submit their disagreement to a third party, whose decision is binding.
- d The requirement in a legal malpractice case that the plaintiff-client prove that but for the attorney's negligence, the client would have won.
- e A claim that based on the law and the facts is sufficient to support a lawsuit. If the plaintiff does not state a valid cause of action in the complaint, the court will dismiss it.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- When an appellate court overturns or negates the decision of a lower court.
- The power of the federal courts to hear matters of state law if the opposing parties are from different states and the amounts in controversy exceeds $75,000.00
- A claim by the defendant against the plaintiff.
- A situation in which a confict of interest may arise in the future-- for example, representing business partners.
- The papers that begin a lawsuit-generally, the complaint and the answer.
5 True/False Questions
Summons → A notice informing the defendant of the lawsuit and requiring the defendant to respond or risk losing the suit.
Warrant → Occurs when the police restrain a person's freedom and charge the person with a crime.
Contract → Law that deals with harm to a person or a person's property.
Notice pleading → A reason for invalidating a statute where it covers both protected and criminal activity.
Legal clinic → When an appellate court that normally sits in panels sits as a whole.