Attorney Professional and Ethical Conduct in Business


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Lawyers have a code of ethics that provides individual attorneys with the minimum professional, behavioral, and moral standards expected in their business dealings. This code is known as the _____.

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1. Cathy hires Linda to be her lawyer. Cathy has money she would like to invest and is looking for a worthy company. Linda recommends ABC Company. Linda owns ABC Company, but does not share that information with Cathy. Cathy invests a considerable amount of money in ABC Company. This is an example of:

2. Cathy hires Linda to be her lawyer. Cathy is charged with shoplifting, and Linda will defend her in court. However, Linda is sick, sleeps through much of the trial, and does not adequately represent Cathy in court. Cathy is convicted of shoplifting. This is an example of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ethics is a very complex topic. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of what this term means in relation to the law and attorneys.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The name for the code of ethics used by lawyers
  • Identifying examples of conflict of interest, attorney-client privilege and malpractice

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the code of ethics
  • Critical thinking - apply what you've learned to examine information about legal ethics in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Model Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of ethics to work your way through different legal scenarios

Additional Learning

To learn more about legal ethics, review the lesson on Professional and Ethical Conduct of Business Attorneys. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defining different terms like legal ethics and attorney-client privilege
  • Exploring the forms of discipline if an attorney is found to be unethical
  • Detailing how the American Bar Association sets the ethical standard with the Model Rules of Professional Conduct