Flashcards in chapter 5 Deck (110)
rules that embody standards of behavior to which members of an organization are expected to conform.
(1) penalty or punishment imposed for unacceptable conduct (2) permission or approval
A state bar association to which an attorney must belong in order to practice law in the state.
integrated bar association
the process by which individuals or institutions list their names on a roster kept by an agency of government or by a nongovernmental organization.
a partnership consisting of attorneys and nonlegal professionals that offers legal and nonlegal services
multidisciplinary practice (MDP)
rules and guidelines covering ethical issues involving paralegals
using the knowledge and skill that are reasonably necessary to represent a particular client
a clinical program in which students work on real cases under attorney supervision.
a law stating that civil or criminal actions are barred if not brought within a specified period of time.
statute of limitations
causing delay, usually without merit or justification
a bar association list of the lowest fees an attorney can charge for specific kinds of legal service
minimum fee schedule
a fee that is paid only if the case is successfully resolved by litigation or settlement. Also referred to a contingency fees.
a single client bill covering the fees of two or more attorneys who are not in the same firm. also called fee sharing.
a fee received by one attorney from another to whom the first attorney referred a client. also called a referral fee
a maximum amount or maximum percentage that can be charged as a fee in particular kinds of cases
a fee that an attorney can collect for the nonclerical work of his or her paralegal on a client case.
a case applying a special statute that gives a judge authority to order the losing party to pay the winning partys attorney and paralegal fees.
statutory fee case
grouping multiple tasks under a single time charge rather than describing each task separately and assigning the actual time associated with each task.
existing or occuring in the same period of time: pertaining to records that are prepared on events as they are occurring or shortly thereafter.
fraudulently charging a client twice for the same service
adding something without justification; adding unnecessary material in order to make something larger.
inflating a clients bill by charging for time that was not spent
inflating a clients bill by charging for tasks that were not needed.
a minimum number of hours expected from a timekeeper on client matters that can be charged to clients per week, month, year or other time period
billable hours quota
an employee who can quit or be terminated at any time for any reason; an employee who has no union or other contract protection.
at will employee
a fund (often run by a bar association or foundation) used to compensate victims of designated kinds of attorney misconduct
client security fund
a clause stating that you saw (witnessed)someone sign a document or perform other tasks related to the validity of the document.
improperly using material, nonpublic information to trade in the shares of a company.
software that has been placed (loaded)in a computer that is not authorized by the terms of the purchase or lease of the software.