A paralegal or legal assistant must make it clear he or she is a paralegal

Question : A paralegal or legal assistant must make it clear he or she is a paralegal : 2162294

TRUE/FALSE. Write 'T' if the statement is true and 'F' if the statement is false.

1) A paralegal or legal assistant must make it clear he or she is a paralegal in an intake interview.

2) A paralegal must be careful not to give legal advice during an intake interview.

3) A leading question is devised to suggest the desired answer.

4) The best way to get a potential plaintiff's story is to ask questions that require only yes or no answers.

5) Narrative-type questions are beneficial to get a plaintiff's story.

6) Experts are people whose background, education, experience, and skill level allow them to be qualified in the eyes of the court to provide opinion testimony.

7) A legal team should gather as much relevant information about a cause of action as possible before recommending that a client file a lawsuit.

8) The first step in investigating claims is to determine the elements that underlie the cause of action and that arise from the client's claim.

9) One useful tool in the gathering of information about a case is a digital camera or a smartphone with a good camera feature.

10) Tangible evidence consists of physical evidence that can be presented in court.

MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

11) Initial screening interviews are important for a law firm, as:

A) They can set the tone for the representation

B) They result in the issuance of engagement/non-engagement letters

C) They provide sufficient information to determine whether to accept the representation

D) All of the above

12) Paralegals interviewing potential clients or witnesses should:

A) Keep the interview short and focused on getting the information required

B) Stick to the forms and checklists provided by the law firm to obtain information

C) Select a location for the interview that will make the client or witness comfortable

D) All of the above

13) Client communications are said to be privileged and protected from disclosure. Which of the following statements is true?

A) A paralegal is required to reveal confidential information if called to testify at trial.

B) Only the attorney may waive the privilege.

C) A paralegal has the same obligation to maintain client confidentiality as the attorney.

D) A paralegal has no obligation to maintain confidentiality of client information.

14) FOIA refers to:

A) Freedom of Information Act

B) Federal Operations Initiative Act

C) Federation of International Associations

D) None of the above

15) A "defense perspective" requires the legal team to anticipate:

A) Potential defenses for purposes of evaluating a case for settlement

B) Potential issues that may come up on cross examination of witnesses

C) All potential lawsuits that a firm client may experience

D) All of the above

16) Expert witnesses can be valuable, as they can testify to:

A) Hearsay evidence

B) Eyewitness accounts at trial

C) Opinion testimony on the issue at hand

D) All of the above

E) None of the above

17) A fact witness could also be referred to as:

A) A hostile witness

B) A lay witness

C) An expert witness

D) None of the above

18) A hostile witness generally is regarded as:

A) An eyewitness that may have difficulty remembering or poor eyesight

B) A witness who does not cooperate with the party that has called him/her to testify

C) An expert witness that may be incorrect in their opinion

D) None of the above

19) Leading questions:

A) Are questions that suggest an answer such as yes or no

B) Require a narrative-type answer

C) Are considered hearsay

D) Require eyewitness accounts

20) Open-ended questions:

A) Are considered hearsay

B) Are questions that suggest an answer such as yes or no

C) Are used for expert witnesses only

D) Require a narrative-type answer


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