Assignment 5: Basics of Legal Research, Part 2

Assignment 5: Basics of Legal Research, Part 2
Paralegals may attest to the fact that their work can be demanding and thus requires proper time management to meet multiple deadlines. Imagine that a senior partner has assigned your supervising attorney to litigate a breach of contract case, and your supervising attorney has asked you to help her prepare. In preparation for trial, complete the following.
Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:
1. Describe two (2) ways in which using an electronic research tool could increase your productivity on the case.
2. Explain two (2) ways that you could use electronic spreadsheets in order to organize your case load.
3. Explore the concept of document review, and indicate the manner in which you could use Microsoft Office to establish a document review for the case.
4. Draft a legal memorandum, discussing whether paralegal fees for the electronic spreadsheets that you have created should be billed as clerical or legal services. The legal memorandum should include the question presented, a brief answer, the rationale for the selected billing service, and a conclusion.
5. Draft a general letter to the client, requesting additional financial records for you to submit as a part of a timely response to a discovery request from opposing counsel. The legal correspondence should include the following lines / elements: to, from, regarding, date, body (including your specific request), and closing.

6. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

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