How Well Do You Know Lawyer Speak?

You may think you know legal terms pretty well, but do you actually know lawyer speak as well as a law professional? It's time to find out! Take this tricky legal quiz and find out just how well versed you really are!
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The up front payment a client gives a lawyer to accept a case is known as what?
Tort
Retainer
Deposit
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A written statement made under oath is known as what?
Affidavit
Appeal
Testimony
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Exemption from a legal duty, penalty or prosecution is known as what?
Pardon
Immunity
Innocent
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A method of alternative dispute resolution in which a neutral third party helps resolve a dispute is known as?
Recess
Aide
Mediation
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A person authorized to witness the signing of documents is known as what?
A witness
A stenographer
A notary public
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The money a defendant pays to gain release before trial is known as....
Excusable funds
Pardon
Bail
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What gives one party the right to go onto another party's property?
Easement
Lean
Exclusion
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Question 8/12

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A crime in which a person knowingly makes a false statement while under oath in court is known as what?
Double dealing
Perjury
False testimony
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A serious crime punishable by incarceration for a year or more is known as?
Misdeed
Misdemeanor
Felony
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A claim against someone's property is known as a...
Foreclosure
Lein
Auction
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Question 11/12

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The practical authority or reach of a legal body is known as?
District
Jurisdiction
Jerrymandering
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Question 12/12

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The publication of a statement that injures a person's reputation is known as...
Libel
Defamation
Slandering
Result
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Wow! According to this quiz, you are legally awesome. You're truly fluent in lawyer speak, which means that you're not going to get bamboozled by your attorney anytime soon. Keep up the good work!

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Color us impressed! According to this quiz, you are a downright legal expert. We suspect you've either spent some time in law school or some time in court. Either way, you know your lawyer speak better than the most!

A+, Legal Expert

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1
The up front payment a client gives a lawyer to accept a case is known as what?
Tort
Retainer
Deposit
2
A written statement made under oath is known as what?
Affidavit
Appeal
Testimony
3
Exemption from a legal duty, penalty or prosecution is known as what?
Pardon
Immunity
Innocent
4
A method of alternative dispute resolution in which a neutral third party helps resolve a dispute is known as?
Recess
Aide
Mediation
5
A person authorized to witness the signing of documents is known as what?
A witness
A stenographer
A notary public
6
The money a defendant pays to gain release before trial is known as....
Excusable funds
Pardon
Bail
7
What gives one party the right to go onto another party's property?
Easement
Lean
Exclusion
8
A crime in which a person knowingly makes a false statement while under oath in court is known as what?
Double dealing
Perjury
False testimony
9
A serious crime punishable by incarceration for a year or more is known as?
Misdeed
Misdemeanor
Felony
10
A claim against someone's property is known as a...
Foreclosure
Lein
Auction
11
The practical authority or reach of a legal body is known as?
District
Jurisdiction
Jerrymandering
12
The publication of a statement that injures a person's reputation is known as...
Libel
Defamation
Slandering