Common Law Exam

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

Student Answer: Arizona Michigan Texas New Jersey

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

Student Answer: State bar associations NFPA NALA PLA

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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 exam A 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 association It is a paralegal association It is a legal secretary's association All of the above

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5. Question : Educational options for paralegals include:

Student Answer: Postgraduate certificates Paralegal certificates Associate's degrees Bachelor's degrees All 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 regulated Obtain a license to practice law Be indirectly regulated All 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, because she 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 tribunal Expediting litigation Adequate 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 rule The work product doctrine The attorney-client privilege All 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 competence Violating the duty to avoid conflicts of interest Violating 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 confidentiality Exception to the rule of client confidentiality Rationale for the rule of client confidentiality All but (C)

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