LEX 120-HY Legal Research and Writing I Module One Quiz: Chapters 1-4 Students Name_Summer Phillips_Date_2/16/10_ Instructions: This quiz consists of 25 true/false and multiple choice questions. Each question is worth 4 points, for a total quiz value of 1
1. Pleadings Formal statements by the parties to a lawsuit setting forth their claims or
defenses. Sometimes, written motions and other court papers are called pleadings, but
this is not strictly correct.
2. Memorandum of law A brief of law. It
1. Complaint The first main paper filed in a civil lawsuit. It includes, among other things,
a statement of the wrong or harm done to the plaintiff by the defendant, a request for
specific help from the court, and an explanation why the court h
1. Appellants brief A document filed by the appellant in an appellate court explaining
why the lower courts decision was incorrect.
2. Appellees brief A document filed by the appellee in an appellate court explaining why
the low courts decision
Sample Case Brief:
Brown v. Board of Education
Case Name and Citation:
Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954).
Black children had been denied admission to their community public schools which were only attended by
white children under the
LEX 110 Introduction to Paralegal Study
Study Guide Quiz #2 Chapters 5, 6, 7, 11, and 12
Chapter 5: Attorney Ethics and Paralegal Ethics
Ethics are the standards of behavior to which members of a profession or organization are
expected to adhere. Ethical
LEX-160 Criminal Law and Procedure
Module Three Study Guide
Note: This Study Guide is not intended to take the place of your careful reading of your
textbook and supplement regarding the offenses listed below:
Offenses Module Three Quiz Will Cover: Larce
LEX 110 Introduction to Paralegal Study
Study Guide Quiz #1 Preface, Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4
2 phases of legal education:
phase one begins now and ends when you complete this training program.
Phase two begins when this training program ends and ends on y
1. Constitution (1) A document that sets out the basic principles and most general laws of
a country, state, or organization. (2) The U.S. Constitution is the basic law of a country on
which most other laws are based, and to which all other laws
1. Online The condition of being connected to a network of computers or other devices.
The term is frequently used to describe someone who is currently connected to the
Internet; variation in spelling: on-line.
2. Boolean search Most database se
1. Landmark case A court case that makes major changes in the law, especially a US
Supreme Court case that resolves a major issue and has substantial practical impact.
2. Penumbra doctrine The principle that specific constitutional rights have l
1. Citators A set of books or database that lists relevant legal events subsequent to a given
case, statute, or other authority. Two leading Citators are Shepards and KeyCite.
2. Shepards Citations A leading citator.
3. KeyCite A leading citator
1. Jurisdiction (1) The geographical area within which a court (or a public official) has
the right and power to operate. (2) The persons about whom and the subject matters about
which a court has the right and power to make decisions that are l
1. Transitional language Provides a transition or link between what you have just
written and what you have just written and what you are going to write about.
2. Signpost Words or phrases in a document that point the reader in the right direct
1. Looseleaf publications The legal sources appearing in looseleaf publication format
include state annotated codes, state administrative codes, formbooks, and services
providing a collection of source material in a particular subject area. The
1. Trial courts In our adversary system, the two parties present their evidence at the trial
level. The evidence may be testimony, documents, or tangible evidence. The role of a trial
court is to determine the facts and to apply the applicable l
1. Legal encyclopedias Legal encyclopedias are a secondary source that offer a useful
commentary on the law as it is and serve as a case finder to locate cases with which one
can begin the research process.
2. Corpus Juris Secundum A multivolume
1. Common law (1) Either all case law or the case law that is made by judges in the
absence of statutes. (2) The legal system that originated in England and is composed of
case law and statutes that grow and change, influenced by ever-changing c
1. Protocol A system of rules or standards for communicating over a network such as the
Internet. The protocol tells Web browser software which Internet tool to use to interpret
the electronic information being requested.
2. Browser Computer so
LEX 110-HY Study Guide Quiz #3 Chapters 8, 9, 13, and 14
Chapter 8: Legal Interviewing
Client Relations in an Era of Lawyer Bashing
Be professional in the way you communicate, the way you perform your job, and the way
There is no better way for