Exam 3

1.Ifanattorneyknowshisclienthasliedonthestand,thatattorneyisethicallyrequiredto

A. notifythecourt.

 

B.recallhisclienttothestandandreaskthequestion.

C.donothing.

 

D.recusehimselffromthecase.

 

 

2.Ifanattorneywantstowriteabookaboutacaseheorsheisinvolvedin,thatattorney

A. maynotnegotiatewithapublisheruntilheorshenolongerrepresentstheaffectedclient.

 

B.mayonlyuseaghostwriter.

 

C. mustincludehisclientascoauthor.

 

D.isprohibitedfromdoingso.

 

 

3.Ensuringthatadefendantreceivesafairtrialandretainshisorherconstitutionalrightsistheprimary ethicalresponsibilityofthe

A. prosecutor.

 

B.advocate.

 

C. defenseattorney.

 

D.judge.

 

 

4.Anattorney’smembershipintheAmericanBarAssociation

A.isrequiredbeforetakingthebarexam.

B. isrequiredonlyifheorsheisaprosecutor.

C.isn’trequiredforhim/hertopracticelaw.

D.automaticallymakeshimorheramemberofhisstate’sbarassociation.

 

 

5.Whichofthefollowingstatementsappliestothejudicialprocess?

A.Specificrulesexistconcerningwhenaprosecutorandajudgecandiscussanongoingcasewithoutthepresenceofadefense attorney.

B. Aprosecutorshouldnevertakestepstoavoidallowingfalsetestimonyonthestand.

 

C. Ifthedefensefilesamotionrequestingpertinentevidence,aprosecutormusthanditover.

 

D.Aprosecutorcancommunicatewithadefendantoutsidethepresenceofthedefendant’sattorney.


6.Notrepresentingaco-defendantinaburglarychargeispartofwhichethicalconsideration?

A. Perjury

 

B.Conflictofinterest

 

C. Zealousrepresentationofclient

 

D.Lawyerclientconfidentiality

 

 

7.Buryinganopposing counselinfrivolous discoverypaperworkisaviolationofABAModelRule

A. 1.4Communication.

 

B.3.4FairnesstoOpposingPartyandCounsel.

 

C. 3.3CandorTowardtheTribunal.

 

D.1.3DueDiligence.

 

 

8.JudgesattainofficeviathreemethodsintheUnitedStates.Theyincludeallthefollowingexcept

A.election.

 

B.meritpromotion.

 

C. seniority.

 

D.appointment.

 

 

9.Whichofthefollowingstatementsregardingtheactionofprosecutorsistrue?

A. Aprosecutormustseekjustice,notmerelyaconviction.

 

B.Aprosecutorhasnodutytothepublicasarepresentativeofthestate.

 

C. Aprosecutorisallowedmuchlessdiscretionthanothercriminaljusticeprofessionals.

 

D.Aprosecutorisallowedtopursuechargeswhenthere’snoprobablecause.

 

 

10.Extrajudicialcommentarybyattorneysisethicallyprohibitedbecauseit

A. tipsoffopposingcounselastothelegalstrategybeingused.

 

B.canprejudicethejuryorjurypool.

 

C. israrelyanythinglessthanslanderous.

D.violateclientconfidentiality.

 

 

11.TheAmericanBarAssociationrecommendsallattorneysprovideatleast               hoursofprobono representationeachyear.

A.140

B. 40

C.100

 

D.50

 

 

12.Whichofthefollowingstatementsappliestolawyer-client confidentiality?

A.Alawyercan’tethicallyrevealclientconfidencesforselfdefenseagainstanaccusationofwrongfulconduct.

 

B.Alawyercan’tethicallyrevealclientconfidenceseveniftheclientconsents.

 

C. Alawyercanethicallyrevealclientconfidenceswhendisclosureisrequiredbylaworcourtorder.

D.Alawyercanethicallyrevealclientconfidenceswhenlearning,afterthefact,thattheclientliedonprevioustestimonytothe court.


13.Duringacourtcase,itwasdeterminedthatboththelitigantsandtheirattorneyshadmadecontributions tothejudge’selectioncampaign.Itwasthereforeethicallyessentialthatthe

A. attorneyresignfromthecase.

 

B.attorneysforthelitigantsdemandthejudgerecusehimself.

 

C. judgerecusehimselfnomatterwhat.

 

D.judgerecusehimselfifhefoundthatthedonationshinderedhisabilitytobeimpartial.

 

 

14.Frivolouslegalclaimsarethosethat

A. callforthereversalofexistinglaw.

 

B.aren’twinnable.

 

C. don’thavemerit.

 

D.haveagreatamountofarguableissues.

 

 

15.Theprimarythemeof                ethicsisimpartiality.

A. utilitarian

 

B.prosecutorial

 

C. defenselawyer

 

D.judicial

 

 

16.ProcrastinatingonalegalcaseviolatesABAModelRulefor

A. duediligence.

 

B.meritoriousclaims.

 

C. communication.

 

D.fairnesstoopposingparty.

 

 

17.Ethicsrulesprohibitanattorneyfromrepresentingaclientatatrialwhentheattorney

A. willbecalledasawitness.

B. hasotherclientswithsimilarissues.

C.hasafinancialstakeintheoutcomeofthetrial.

D.isrelatedtotheclient.

 

 

18.Whichofthefollowingstatementsistrueregardingconflictofinterest?

A.Aslongasattorneyscanhandlethemselvesprofessionally,theycanrepresentclientswhomayhaveintereststhatconflictwith theirown.

B.Defenseattorneyscan’trepresentcodefendantsincriminalactions.

C.LawyerscanacceptclientswithconflictinginterestsaslongastheyfollowtheModelRules.

D.Lawyershavenoconflictofinterestrules.

 

 

19.Withregardtotheethicalcodeoflawyers,theABAModelRules

A. aren’tconcernedwithbehavior.

B. areconcernedwithalawyer’sconducttowardtheclientandthecourt.

C.areanaspirationalcodeofethics.


D.havefewsimilaritieswiththelawenforcementcodeofethics.

 

 

20.Ifanattorneybelievesthatheorsheisn’tcompetenttohandleacase,heorshemayethicallydoallof thefollowingexcept

A. acceptthecaseandtrytogetuptospeedonthematerial.

 

B.acceptthecasebutworkwithanotherattorney.

 

C. declinethecase.

 

D.acceptthecaseonbehalfofanotherattorney.

 

 

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