Assignment?5:?Basics?of?Legal?Research,?Part?2

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Description
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.
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.
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.
Rubric Assignment 5: Basics of Legal Research, Part 2

1). Thoroughly described two (2) ways in which using an electronic research tool could increase your productivity on the case.

2). thoroughly explained two (2) ways that you could use electronic spreadsheets in order to organize your case load.

3). Thoroughly explored the concept of document review, and thoroughly indicated the manner in which you could use Microsoft Office to establish a document review for the case.

4). Thoroughly drafted a legal memorandum, discussing whether paralegal fees for the electronic spreadsheets that you have created should be billed as clerical or legal services. Thoroughly included the question presented, a brief answer, the rationale for the selected billing service, and a conclusion.

5). Thoroughly drafted 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. Thoroughly included the following lines / elements: to, from, regarding, date, body (including your specific request), and closing.