The Law: Testing Ethics

Question: During the trial of a case by Attorney Alpha, Attorney Beta saw Alpha having a drink in a bar with one of the jurors in the case. The ethical obligation of Attorney Beta, who was not involved in the case, was to 1) keep this knowledge confidential; 2) reprimand Alpha for drinking in a public place with a juror; 3) inform the judge trying the case of this incident; 4) warn Alpha and the juror not to talk further to each other. Answer: No. 3.

A special two-hour section in this year's California bar examination contained 40 such multiple-choice questions on...

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