Law Administration

Law Administration

Quiz #1/Spring 2018

Law Office/Fiorentino

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1. Piper plans to attend the UDC legal assistant program to study to be a legal assistant. Discuss two reasons why legal assistants are profitable for law offices. (2)

2. True or false: like attorneys, legal assistants such as Piper must pay mandatory yearly dues to a legal assistant association. (1)

3. Piper gets a job working at the Law Offices of Caputo. List and describe three persons/occupations that make up the legal team. (3)

4. Piper meets Gloria, a law partner, and Dayanara, a senior associate. What are two differences between law firm partners and associates? (2)

5. Name three tasks commonly delegated to legal assistants. (3)

6. What is a self-employed legal assistant who markets and sells his or her services to law offices on a per-job basis referred to as? (1)

7. Alex is the law office manager for the Law Office of Caputo. List two functions of law office management. (2)

8. Why might a law office such as Caputo have a strategic plan? (1)

9. How is a strategic plan different than a mission statement? What is the purpose of a mission statement? (1)

10. Why should employers always perform reference checks? (1)

11. As discussed in class and in Chapter Two, name the law that establishes minimum wage for workers, the maximum number of hours that can be worked, and overtime pay. (1) Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

12. As discussed in class and in Chapter Two, name the law that allows eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave . (1) Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

13. Explain one difference between an employment-at-will situation and being an employee on contract. (1)


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