CHS 16 17 OFFICE LEGAL MEMORANDUM by tqr19314

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OFFICE LEGAL
MEMORANDUM


BASIC RESEARCH
 MEMORANDUM
    FORMAT
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• HEADING--To, From, Date,
 Office File No., Subject
• STATEMENT OF
  ASSIGNMENT--Description
 of topic covered
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• ISSUE--Legal question
 analyzed--Includes rule of law,
 question, and key facts
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• BRIEF ANSWER--A brief,
 precise answer to the issue
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• STATEMENT OF FACTS--
 A brief statement of the
 background and key facts
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 MEMORANDUM FORMAT

• ANALYSIS--RULE OF LAW--
 Rule of law that applies to the
 issue--constitution, statute, legal
 principle, court decision, etc.
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• ANALYSIS--CASE LAW--
 Case law that illustrates the
 application of the rule of law to
 the facts--citation, summary of
 facts, applicable rule of law,
 principle, or test, etc., from case
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• ANALYSIS--APPLICATION--
 How the rule of law, principle, or
 test from the court case applies to
 the client’s case
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• COUNTERANALYSIS--
Counterargument(s) to the
position taken in the analysis
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• CONCLUSION--Summary of
 the entire memo--brief summary
 of law presented and how it
 applies
• RECOMMENDATIONS--
 Comments, next steps, etc.

								
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