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Department
Business Administration
Course
Business Administration 4581A/B
Professor
Terry Webb
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 1 Notes Sophisticated Client: Understands the role of the lawyer and of the client. ­ Know when to represent themselves, when to hire a lawyer and how to hire a  lawyer ­ Understands costs ­ Also know what to do if she if dissatisfied with her lawyers conduct. Solicitor­Client Privilege: refers to the duty of the lawyer to keep the information  provided by the client confidential. Small Claim Court: claim limit of $25,000. Duty Counsel: are court lawyers who assist individuals who are not represented by a  lawyer.  Three ways lawyers bill clients: 1. Fixed Fee 2. Hourly Rate 3. Percentage of the amount a client collects. (Contingency Agreement) a. Wrongful death in motor vechile: One third b. Personal injury or wrongful death cases: 40% percent limit. Disbursements: Clients are required to pay the out of pocket incurred by the lawyer on  the clients behalf. Retainer: Is a deposit some lawyers require for their services. Unfair Bills: These can be looked at by a court official to see if the bill is fair. ­ In Ontario called “Assessment officer of the superior court of justice. ­ In B.C “Taxation officer of the court of queens branch” Each of the societies has a complaint place. Chapter 2: Notes Law: is the body of rules made by government that can be enforced by the courts or by  other government agencies. Civil Code: a list of rules stated as broad principles of law that judges apply to the cases  that come before them. ­ Since the courts in a civil law jurisdiction are not required to follow each other’s  decisions, two very similar cases may be decided differently Types Of Law: Substantive Law: Establishes not only the rights an individual has in society but also the  limits on his or her conduct. Procedural Law: Common Law: ­ They look at similar cases in order to help determine the verdict. ­ In old common law days to decide something they used trial by battle, armed  combat, or trial by ordeal (physical test) ­ Stare Decisis: s system of justice where the judges were required to follow each others  decisions. ­ In our legal system today a decision made by a judge is binding on all judges in  court at a lower level. When a person asks a judge to apply equity, they are not asking for fairness, they are  asking for the rules of courts of chancery. Rule of Law: recognizes that although parliament is supreme and can create any law  considered appropriate, citizens are protected by arbitrary actions by government Canada’s Constitution: a rulebook the government must follow. ­ 3 Pa
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