Late start today. Two reasons why.
First, St. Patrick’s Day coinciding with the first round of the NCAA tournament is, well, how I envision heaven.
Second, and related to the NCAA tournament, I spent the morning wondering whether to open an ethics investigation into the Vanderbilt kid who fouled at the end of the Northwestern game. I bet that coaches Joe McNeil and Rusty Valsangiacomo are still shaking their heads. Both are masters of teaching score & situation.
The rules are the same as always:
- Open book. Open internet. Text-a-friend.
- Except Question 5
- Unless stated otherwise, the Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct apply.
- Team entries encouraged.
- e-mail answers to firstname.lastname@example.org
- I’ll post the answers and Honor Roll on Monday morning.
There’s a rule that includes the following sentence: “A communication is false or misleading if it contains a material misrepresentation of fact or law, or omits a fact necessary to make the statement considered as a whole not materially misleading.”
It’s in the set of rules that deals with:
- A. Candor to the Court
- B. Conduct involving dishonesty, deceit, misrepresentation, and fraud
- C. Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel
- D. Advertising/Communications Concerning a Lawyer’s Services
Client asks Lawyer to draft a will. Client intends the will to bequeath a substantial sum to Lawyer’s daughter.
Which is most accurate?
- A. Lawyer may not draft the will.
- B. Lawyer may not draft the will unless Client gives informed consent
- C. Lawyer may not draft the will unless Client gives informed consent, confirmed in writing.
- D. Lawyer may not draft the will unless Client is related to Lawyer’s daughter.
“Astroturfing” is word that is slowly becoming more common in the world of legal ethics. The word is most often used to describe:
- A. A lawyer’s practice of posting fake positive reviews & testimonials online
- B. A lawyer’s purchase of e-mail distribution lists for mass marketing purposes
- C. A lawyer’s surreptitious uses of social media to investigate an adversary
- D. A prospective client who consults with as many different firms as possible, attempting to create conflicts that will prohibit the firms from representing the client’s adversary.
In legal ethics, “lateral transfers” often give rise to concerns related to:
- A. The trust accounting rules
- B. Fraudulent conveyances
- C. Conflicts of Interest
- D. The failure to take reasonable precautions in the electronic storage or transmission of client information.
Agnes McDermott was from County Roscommon in Ireland. She left the Emerald Isle for the U.S., where she met and married a man named William. Believe it or not, William was also from County Roscommon. They settled in Newark, New Jersey.
In 1906, the couple had a son. In 1956, President Eisenhower appointed their son to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Name the U.S. Supreme Court justice whose parents were from County Roscommon in Ireland.