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June 2014     MCLE Test and Answer Sheet

Test No. 236: The Nuremberg Defense

 
 

Instructions for Obtaining MCLE Credit

The Los Angeles County Bar Association certifies that this activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education legal ethics credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1 hour. To apply for credit, please follow the instructions.

1. Study the CLE article.

2. Answer the test questions by marking the appropriate boxes. Each question has only one answer.

3. Photocopies of this answer sheet may be submitted; however, this form should not be enlarged or reduced. Mail the answer sheet and the $20 testing fee ($25 for non-LACBA members) to:

Los Angeles Lawyer
MCLE Test
P.O. Box 55020
Los Angeles, CA 90055 

Make checks payable to Los Angeles Lawyer.

4. You can also fill in the test form and submit it directly to LACBA by clicking "Submit." To submit your test answers online you will need to pay by credit card. After submitting your answers you will be presented with a screen requesting payment information. This information will be submitted in a secure mode which will allow you to safely transmit your credit card number over the Internet. If you prefer not to pay by credit card, please print this answer sheet and submit your responses by regular mail.

5. Within six weeks, Los Angeles Lawyer will return your test with the correct answers, a rationale for the correct answers, and a certificate verifying the CLE credit you earned through this self-assessment activity.

6. For future reference, please retain the CLE test materials returned to you.

 
  Test Sheet
 
 

Mark your answers to the test by clicking next to your choice.  All questions must be answered.  Each question has only one answer. This test is worth 1 hour of credit.*  

1. Out-of-state lawyers who practice pro hac vice are not governed by the California Rules of Professional Conduct.
 True.
 False.

2. Certified paralegals are governed by the Rules of Professional Conduct.
 True.
 False.

3. California lawyers who participate in unethical conduct outside of California may be held ethically responsible in California.
 True.
 False.

4. In-house lawyers are not governed by the Rules of Professional Conduct.
 True.
 False.

5. An ethics violation must be willful.
 True.
 False.

6. If an associate determines that he or she is doing something unethical or sanctionable, the associate's first step should be to consult his or her supervising lawyer.
 True.
 False.

7. An associate may undertake to represent a client when the associate knows or should know that the object of the representation is to harass the opposing side without probable cause.
 True.
 False.

8. The Model Rules of Professional Conduct of the American Bar Association are legally binding upon lawyers in California.
 True.
 False.

9. A supervising lawyer does not commit an ethical violation if the lawyer asks an associate to do something unethical, so long as the supervising lawyer does not commit the act.
 True.
 False.

10. A supervising lawyer does not commit an ethical violation if the lawyer is aware of the unethical conduct of an associate and takes no action.
 True.
 False.

11. All lawyers at a firm who know of an associate's unethical conduct and take no action commit an ethical violation.
 True.
 False.

12. A supervising lawyer who is aware of an associate's unethical conduct in advance of the conduct but exercises no control over the associate commits an ethical violation.
 True.
 False.

13. A supervising lawyer commits an ethical violation if the supervising lawyer ascertains that an associate is doing something unethical and consents to the action.
 True.
 False.

14. If an associate resigns from a law firm rather than take part in an ethical violation:
 A. The associate is required to advise the State Bar of the ethical violation.
 B. The associate is not required to advise the State Bar of the ethical violation.
 C. The associate is required to advise the State Bar only of a serious ethical violation.

15. If an associate resigns from a law firm rather than take part in an ethical violation:
 A. The associate is required to advise the State Bar of the ethical violation.
 B. The associate is not required to advise the State Bar of the ethical violation.
 C. The associate is required to advise the State Bar only of a serious ethical violation.

16. An associate who resigns from a law firm rather than commit an ethical violation is not generally entitled to damages from the law firm.
 True.
 False.

17. If an associate resigns from a law firm rather than commit an ethical violation, the firm may give a client a false reason for the associate's leaving the firm.
 True.
 False.

18. The duties of a law firm that terminates an associate as a result of his or her reporting an ethical violation are not covered in the California Rules of Professional Conduct.
 True.
 False.

19. A lawyer who follows the orders of a client to encumber the client's real property with phony deeds of trust as part of an asset protection plan has committed an ethical violation.
 True.
 False.

20. The so-called Nuremberg defense is available to in-house lawyers.
 True.
 False.

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* The Los Angeles County Bar Association has been approved as a continuing legal education provider of Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. This self-assessment activity will qualify for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one hour.

 


 
   
 

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