Legal Environment Flashcards

Legal Environment Flashcards
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Ethical Decision Making
This refers to trying to make decisions based on what course of action will benefit the largest number of people. The environment should also be considered.
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Strict Liability
A type of corporate liability that applies when injury or damage occurs in a corporate setting, even if there was no criminal intent
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Vicarious Liability
This form of corporate liability states that employers hold responsibility for the negligent actions of their employees.
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Model Rules of Professional Conduct
A code set up by the American Bar Association that regulates legal ethics for lawyers. Every state uses this code in some way.
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Legal Malpractice
Occurs when a lawyer is negligent or commits some form of misconduct while performing legal activities, such as not properly defending a client
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Conflict of Interest
This happens when an attorney's personal interests come up against his or her professional obligations.
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Attorney-Client Privilege
Allows clients to share confidential communication with their lawyer. This information is typically not shared. A lawyer can abuse this privilege by repeating a client's statements.
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Flashcard Content Overview

Attorney-client privilege, malpractice and legal conflicts of interest are covered by the flashcards in this set. You'll also find cards that deal with deontology, consequentialism and ethical relativism. These flashcards can help you review natural and legal rights. Additionally, you'll be able to go over ethical decision-making models, such as the universalization test and the public disclosure test.

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Attorney-Client Privilege
Allows clients to share confidential communication with their lawyer. This information is typically not shared. A lawyer can abuse this privilege by repeating a client's statements.
Conflict of Interest
This happens when an attorney's personal interests come up against his or her professional obligations.
Legal Malpractice
Occurs when a lawyer is negligent or commits some form of misconduct while performing legal activities, such as not properly defending a client
Model Rules of Professional Conduct
A code set up by the American Bar Association that regulates legal ethics for lawyers. Every state uses this code in some way.
Vicarious Liability
This form of corporate liability states that employers hold responsibility for the negligent actions of their employees.
Strict Liability
A type of corporate liability that applies when injury or damage occurs in a corporate setting, even if there was no criminal intent
Ethical Decision Making
This refers to trying to make decisions based on what course of action will benefit the largest number of people. The environment should also be considered.
Universalization Test
Businesses using this ethical decision-making model think about what would occur in the world if everyone made the decision they're considering.
Public Disclosure Test
In this ethical decision-making model, a business considers if a proposed decision would be viewed positively if it were to be aired on television for all to see.
Natural Rights
These rights are considered innate to every human being. They include customs, privacy, expressions and thoughts.
Legal Rights
Rights that are given to people through laws. All of these rights are man-made.
Deontology
This theory states that people should always follow the rules, no matter what happens. This theory supports moral absolutism, by believing that all situations should meet the same standards.
Consequentialism
An ethical theory that uses the consequences of an action to determine whether the action itself was good or bad
Ethical Relativism
A theory that says morality is dependent on culture and that no universal moral code exists
The Golden Rule
A simple ethical decision-making model that involves considering the feelings of others and trying to treat them the way you would like them to treat you. Can be difficult to apply in business.

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