Street Law Review Chapters 1-6
True or False? The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the U.S. Constitution basically protect the same set of rights.
Arbitration is a conflict resolution method that most resembles going to court.
Besides arbitration, what are the two other means of conflict resolution?
Mediation is a dispute resolution process in which a neutral party decides on the best solution to the conflict.
The process of questioning prospective jurors to see their suitability for a specific trial.
Type of legal system in which there is a contest between opposing sides.
Anything you say to the attorney is private and confidential.
True or False? The best way to find a good attorney is through an ad on the Internet or in the media.
False The best way is through a personal recommendation from family or friends.
Requiring citizens to pay taxes is based on this type of value. • Moral • Economic • Political • social
Rules and regulations made and enforced by government to regulate people’s conduct.
These officials investigate complaints and help parties reach agreements.
Which of the following statements about the inquisitional system is true? • The jury has the sole responsibility for bringing out the evidence • This system is the cornerstone of the American legal system. • According to this view, the goal of the trial is “victory, not truth, or justice.” • The judge is active in questioning the witnesses.
Justice Thomas did not agree with the majority of the justices on the court and wrote a separate statement of her analysis. What is this called?
An attorney fee based on a percentage of what the client wins in a case.
People who become lawyers are most likely to work • In private practice • For the government • For corporations, unions, or trade associations • For public interest organizations
What is the case in which a lawyer, on behalf of a client, sues another lawyer for a serious error that caused the client to lose his or her case?