Five for Friday – Week 30 Update

Folks, calm down.  The “F -” is “F minus” as in “terrible grade.”  It’s not a profanity in a legal ethics blog.  But, thank you for letting me know.

Here’s the original post:

F- to the Celtics for last night’s draft.

Welcome to Week 30 of Five for Friday!  And, to those attending the National Association of Attorneys General summer meeting, welcome to Burlington!

You may use books, notes, search engines.  You may phone, email, text, or – gasp! – talk to friends.  Exception: #5.

Email answers to michael.kennedy@vermont.gov  Please forward this quiz to colleagues!

Question 1

Per one commentator, one of “[t]he most vexing problems in contemporary legal ethics” is how to treat the government lawyer.The commentator notes that the problem arises because for the government lawyer “there is no easily discernible _______.”

Question 2

A Comment to the rules states that “[p]erhaps no professional shortcoming is more widely resented than ____________.”

  • A.    Procrastination
  • B.    Lack of Communication
  • C.    Rudeness
  • D.    Inaccurate Billing

Question 3

Attorney called me with an inquiry. I listened.  Then, Attorney and I discussed the concept of “reasonable remedial measures.”

What prompted Attorney to call?

Question 4

Most states, bar associations, and courts agree that, for the purposes of the rules of professional conduct, a government attorney’s role is most similar to the role of what type of private attorney?

Question 5

Imagine you’re arguing an appeal in a case in which the state attorney general was involved in a scheme to drive all the Johnsons out of Rock Ridge so that he could buy their land for cheap…..land that was along the proposed route for a new railroad.

It’s almost like you’re starring in a movie!

What movie?

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