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CLE Quiz - Staying Ethical in the Digital Age

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1 HOUR CLE ETHICS CREDIT
Test 21
ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS
1. True or False: Attorneys have an absolute duty to protect client confidences and are strictly liable for any breach of client confidentiality.
Which Nevada Rule of Professional Conduct requires attorneys to protect confidential client information? Other than e-mail, name two methods of communication in which there generally is a reasonable expectation of privacy. Which ABA Formal Ethics Opinion holds that attorneys can communicate with clients via e-mail based on the reasonable expectation of privacy in such communications? 8. 9. What Nevada Rule of Professional Conduct governs attorney advertising? Which section of Nevada Rule of Professional Conduct 7.2 deals with statements of prior results in attorney advertisements?
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10. Pursuant to Rule 7.2(i), if an attorney website includes information regarding a client’s gross monetary recovery from a prior case, what other information must be included? 11. Pursuant to Rule 7.2(i), who is permitted to make statements or representations regarding prior case results in a law firm advertisement?
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True or False: Courts have universally held that there is reasonable expectation of privacy with regard to e-mail sent from a work e-mail account or computer. True or False: Even if an employer has a policy permitting employer access to personal e-mail sent by an employee from a work account, there is an exception for communications sent by an employee to his or her attorney, which are privileged and therefore protected from disclosure. True or False: An attorney does not need to obtain a client’s consent in order to include his or her name in a list of representative clients posted on a law firm website, provided that no other information regarding that client is included.
12. True or False: If a law firm website offers only legal advice and no means for directly responding to questions from prospective clients, the ABA has opined that the site should still include a disclaimer indicating that the mere provision of legal information does not constitute legal advice.
13. Pursuant to Rule 7.2(j), where on an attorney website must a disclaimer appear? 14. Pursuant to Rule 7.2(j), what are the requirements for mandatory disclosures or disclaimers? 15. Pursuant to Rule 7.2(h), if an attorney website includes information in English and Spanish regarding verdicts and settlements obtained by the law firm, what else is required?
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CERTIFICATION: This self-study activity has been approved for one hour of continuing legal education credit by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education.
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TEST #21 STAYING ETHICAL IN THE DIGITAL AGE
1) Read the article on pages 27-29 2) Answer the quiz questions above. Each question has only one correct answer. 3) Mail completed form and a $40 processing fee to: STATE BAR OF NEVADA
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