Law in American Society Mid-Term Exam Study Guide Chapters 6 & 7



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Law in American Society Mid-Term Exam Study Guide Chapters 6 & 7

  • Mr. Novak
  • 5th Period Tuesday, October 9, 2010
  • 8th Period Wednesday, October 10, 2010

Test Format

  • 10 Multiple Choice Questions (1 point per question) – 10 points
  • 10 Matching Questions (1 point per question) – 10 points
  • 5 Short Answer Questions (3 points per question) – 15 points
  • 2 Essay Questions you pick 1 (10 points)
  • Total Points = 45
  • The previous test was worth 46 points

What is the case in which a lawyer sues another lawyer for a serious error that caused a client to lose his or her case?

An attorney fee based on a percentage of what the client wins in a case is called a…

  • Contingency Fee

What is true about the attorney-client privilege?

  • It encourages a client to speak freely.
  • Information told to one’s attorney may only be released with the client’s consent.
  • Information told to one’s attorney is confidential.

Where do most people who become lawyers work?

  • In Private Practice

What is the best way to find a lawyer to help you?

  • To get a recommendation from someone who had a similar problem that was resolved satisfactorily.

What has been true about violent crimes and property crimes in recent years?

  • The rates of both violent crime and property crime have been going down in recent years.

Why do some young people join gangs?

  • Some young people join gangs to feel a sense of belonging.

What have researchers identified as a factor that puts young people at risk for gang involvement?

  • Poverty

The U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted the Second Amendment to mean what?

  • The state has a right to maintain a militia.

What is an argument that supports a constitutional amendment to grant victims greater rights in criminal cases?

  • Victims are not a party to a criminal case and too often are ignored.

Who represents criminal defendants who are too poor to hire a lawyer?

Who represents civil litigants who are too poor to hire a lawyer?

  • Legal Aid Organization

What are the standards of conduct that guide lawyers’ conduct?

What ensures that information shared with your attorney is private?

  • Attorney-client privilege

What is the type of payment plan in which lawyer’s fees are deducted from the winnings in the case?

  • Contingency

What do you call a repeat offender?

  • Recidivist

What is a source of increasing concern; includes violent assaults, hate crimes, and property crime?

  • Crime on campus

What kind of organization do you find that most members are males who are pessimistic about their future opportunities?

  • Gang

What reports the frequency of crimes?

  • Crime Clock

What is the sum of violent crimes and property crimes?

  • Crime Index

What are the only three pieces of information you must provide a police officer if questioned?

What number can you call for free legal representation?

  • 1-800-Law-Rep4

Essay Section – You pick 1 of 2 to answer

  • Discuss the pros and cons of advertising by lawyers. Give an example of an advertisement you think is improper and explain why you think so.

Essay Section – You pick 1 of 2 to answer

  • -Domestic Violence Cases
  • -I work on them every day.
  • -Domestic violence litigation is tough. But I am tough, too. I have worked on domestic violence cases for eight years. I have written about domestic violence and I’ve taught courses on it. Put yourself in the best of hands. Mine.
  • -Call me at 1-800-DVI-OLEN.
  • -Marty Miller, licensed to practice law in three states
  • __________________________________________________________
  • Review the advertisement and decide whether or not you would hire this
  • lawyer. Explain your reasons.

3 of the short answer questions you must analyze and use a chart just like the one on page 76 in your textbook.



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