Five for Friday #110

Welcome to Friday! May your brackets not be busted.  If they are, welcome to my club!

The past few days I’ve been busy with the Vermont Bar Association’s Midyear Meeting, so I’m going to say something that’ll make 110% of you 110% happier than you normally are with this column:

No intro!  Instead, straight to the quiz!


  • None.  Open book, open search engine, text/phone/email-a-friend.
  • Even question 5!
  • Unless stated otherwise, the Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct apply
  • Team entries welcome, creative team names even more welcome.
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  • I’ll post the answers & Honor Roll on Monday
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Question 1

Rule 1.9(c) permits a lawyer to use information to a former client’s disadvantage if the information is “generally known.”

True or False: information that is “public record” is considered to be “generally known.”

Question 2

For the purposes of the Rules of Professional Conduct, which is different from the others?

  • A.  Client files disciplinary complaint against lawyer
  • B.  Client leaves negative online review for lawyer
  • C.  Client sues lawyer for malpractice
  • D.  Client files petition for post-conviction relief that makes allegations about the lawyer’s representation of client.

Question 3

Referring back to question 2, provide a short-explanation.  That is, what makes your choice different?

Question 4

A client asks whether you use “cold storage” or a “hot wallet.”

What is it that the client is asking how you hold?

Question 5

Fill in the blank.  It’s the same word for each blank.

Witness: “The car that made these two, equal-length tire marks had ________.  You can’t make those marks without _______, which was not available on the ‘64 Buick Skylark!”

Lawyer:    “And why not?  What is ___________?”









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