Common Law Exam

Question : Which of the following states has implemented a voluntary statewide certification program for paralegals?

Student Answer: ArizonaMichiganTexasNew Jersey

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2. Question : Which of the following organizations administers the CLA and the APC exams?

Student Answer: State bar associationsNFPANALAPLA

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3. Question : The APC designation means that:

Student Answer: A legal assistant has passed a test demonstrating general legal competence A legal assistant has passed a bar examA legal assistant has passed a test demonstrating competence in a legal specialty A legal assistant is a member of APC-a legal assistant organization

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4. Question : Which of the following is true of NALA?

Student Answer: It is an attorney’s associationIt is a paralegal associationIt is a legal secretary’s associationAll of the above

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5. Question : Educational options for paralegals include:

Student Answer: Postgraduate certificatesParalegal certificatesAssociate’s degreesBachelor’s degreesAll of the above

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6. Question : An attorney must receive a bachelor’s degree from a college or university, graduate from an accredited law school, take and pass a state bar examination, and pass an extensive background investigation in order to:Student Answer: Be directly regulatedObtain a license to practice lawBe indirectly regulatedAll of the above

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7. Question : Attorney Chapman assigns paralegal Hughes a complex brief, tells her to research the law, prepare the brief, proofread it, and then sign attorney Chapman’s name to the brief and submit it to the court. Attorney Chapman will not be available to review or sign the brief, becauseshe is going on a business trip and will not return before the deadline for filing the brief. Attorney Chapman has violated the ethical rule regarding:

Student Answer: Fairness to opposing party and counsel Candor toward the tribunalExpediting litigationAdequate supervision of a non-lawyer assistant

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8. Question : ____ is a rule of evidence requiring that confidential communications between an attorney and client relating to their professional relationship be kept confidential.

Student Answer: The client confidentiality ruleThe work product doctrineThe attorney-client privilegeAll of the above

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9. Question : Never discussing a client’s case in a common area (such as a hallway, elevator, cafeteria, or a restaurant) where a conversation might be overheard is a rule of thumb to follow to avoid which of the following?

Student Answer: Violating the duty of competenceViolating the duty to avoid conflicts of interestViolating the rule of client confidentiality(A) and (B) only.

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10. Question : A client must be able to confide in his or her attorney so that the attorney can best represent the client’s interests. This is the:

Student Answer: Rule of client confidentialityException to the rule of client confidentialityRationale for the rule of client confidentialityAll but (C)

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