Monday Morning Answers – July 4th Edition

This week’s answers come on Tuesday.  False advertising!  But I’m sticking with the brand.

Fantastic participation in the July 4 edition of Five for Friday.  And I’m happy to report that two readers were, in fact, enjoying coffee on the deck on Friday morning.

Honor Roll (* = perfect score)

Answers

Question 1

The Second Continental Congress appointed the “Committee of Five” to draft the document that would become the Declaration of Independence.  Four lawyers were on the Committee.  Name the Committee’s only non-lawyer.

Benjamin Franklin

Question 2

Speaking of the Committee of Five, two of its lawyer-members died within hours of each other on July 4, 1826.  For one point each, name them.

John Adams & Thomas Jefferson

Question 3

 

The Freedom of Information Act was signed into law on July 4th.  Name the president who, apparently, did not take the day off.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Question 4

Born on July 4, 1872, this Vermonter read for the law in Massachusetts in order to avoid the expense of law school.  He was admitted to the bar in 1897, working as a country lawyer. He went on to much bigger things.

Name him.

Calvin Coolidge

Question 5

Movie quote:  “Oh my god! Oh my God! I gotta call my brother. I better call my housekeeper. I gotta call my lawyer…..nah, forget my lawyer.”

Independence Day

Independence Day

Five for Friday: July 4th Edition

I hope you’re on a deck having coffee to start a fantastic long weekend.  Alas, a man can hope.

Let’s bend the rules this week.  Usually, there are no rules.  The reason: I WANT you looking at the Rules of Professional Conduct and other sources of guidance on professional responsibility.  This week, let’s play it straight.

Please forward the quiz to friends and colleagues. Email answers to michael.kennedy@vermont.gov

Question 1

The Second Continental Congress appointed the “Committee of Five” to draft the document that would become the Declaration of Independence.  Four lawyers were on the Committee.  Name the Committee’s only non-lawyer.

Question 2

Speaking of the Committee of Five, two of its lawyer-members died within hours of each other on July 4, 1826.  For one point each, name them.

Question 3

 

The Freedom of Information Act was signed into law on July 4th.  Name the president who, apparently, did not take the day off.

Question 4

Born on July 4, 1872, this Vermonter read for the law in Massachusetts in order to avoid the expense of law school.  He was admitted to the bar in 1897, working as a country lawyer. He went on to much bigger things.

Name him.

Question 5

Movie quote:  “Oh my god! Oh my God! I gotta call my brother. I better call my housekeeper. I gotta call my lawyer…..nah, forget my lawyer.”

Name the movie.