PART 1: Review the following "Facts" and "Statute" for this assignment, and identify the issue
regarding the validity of the will. Be sure to follow the four recommended steps when working to
identify the issue of a client's case.
Facts: Lisa decided to c
Background/ Irrelevant Facts
On the night of August 11, 2011, Hobbs went to an Emporia bar with several friends and
acquaintances to celebrate a birthday.
When Hobbs arrived, Michael Watson, an employee of
Analyzing Court Opinions
In example one, it is on point for slander by oral defamation because the client confronted
a person who he thought cheated him on a business deal. He confronted the person at a
party, and people overh
A broad formulation of the issue that usually does not include the specific facts or law
(p.352). A narrow formulation state the specific law, legal questions, and key facts in one
sentence (p.353). The Elements of a narrow state of issue are: the
Kan. Stat. Ann. 21-5812 (West). In the state of Kansas, arson is;
(1) knowingly by means of fire or explosives damaging any building or property which is a
dwelling in which another person has any interests without the consent of such other person, a
Although section 1 of the proposition states that the entire measure shall be known as the
California Stem Cell Research and Cures Act,3 Proposition 71 in fact adds an amendment to the
California Constitution, two separate acts to the Health and Safety Co
1) The statute is too broad using goods in the statute is too vague for a commercial code
2) The statute is too broad to permit a construction or application different from that urged
1) Describe the stages of the legal writing process.
There are three stages of the legal writing process. The first step is the prewriting stages.
During the prewriting stage, your assignment should be organized, researched, and analyzed.
The next step to
To: Supervising Attorney
From: Sara Siard, Paralegal
Case: Duran v. Shoptown
Statement of facts:
Janet Duran was shopping at Shoptown. She did not grab a cart, and when she got more items
than she co