Barbara Williams_CJL3215_Unit 4_Homework

Barbara Williams_CJL3215_Unit 4_Homework - Unit 3 Homework...

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Unit 3 Homework Barbara Williams Legal Research and Writing II Professor Hicks Due Date: March 6, 2010 1.   Identify and describe the different types of documents used to convey the results of  one's legal research.  Memorandum of law; written in an objective manner explaining the law governing a  specific situation. Opinion letter; written by an attorney to the client or another attorney explaining the  interpretation of the law applied to a factual situation. Memorandum of points and authorities; formal document filed with the court to advocate  the client’s position. 
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Appellate brief; document filed in support or in opposition of an appeal. 2.   List other names used to refer to a memorandum of law.  A memo, a legal memorandum, or interoffice memo. 3.   What is the purpose of a memorandum of law? The purpose of a memorandum of law is intended to inform the reader of the state law in 
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