Discipline, Sanction, Disqualification Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawyer is a respected public servant and a popular brother in the Freejaysons, a secret fraternity to which all the judges in the county also belong. Rumors have flown for a while around your firm that at Freejayson meetings Lawyer makes deals with his judge brothers in order to win cases. A colleague brought this rumor up at a meeting with a prospective client of Lawyer. Lawyer was in attendance at the meeting, and the rumor brought a big smile to his face. Lawyer then got up to go to the bathroom. When he returned, he gave a little speech about the cases he had won in the last year or so. The excited clients hired him on the spot. Is Lawyer subject to discipline for an ethics violation?
Yes
No
Attorney Lyer fudged some numbers in a home equity loan application for himself in order to ensure bank approval. Bank officers, having other records of Lyer’s finances, caught him in the act. They claim he committed a fraud in order to obtain the loan. Might this error in judgment affect Lyer’s future as a lawyer?
Yes
No
Attorney Shaq is shocked to find Attorney Trixie representing a client at court. Shaq remembers Trixie from way, way back. Trixie’s secrets and lies led to her disbarment, years ago. Shaq’s testimony at an ethics board hearing had led to the disbarment. Are Shaq’s fears necessarily true – that Trixie’s representation of the client constitutes the unauthorized practice of law?
Yes
No

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