3 page paralegal memo and two: 1-2 page essays on US Supreme Court cases.

Paralegal Memo not to exceed three pages in bluebook format. I have attached an example.

2. Prepare an office memorandum see below:

You are a paralegal working in Plentibux & Moore, a boutique New York City law firm that specializes in white-collar criminal defense. The senior partner in the firm, Bob Plentibux calls you into his office and tells you that he has a hot issue for you to research. The United States Attorney, Dirk Lynch, has indicated that he intends to call the firm’s best paralegal, Jack Starr, as a witness in a case. For the past six months, Jack has conducted witness interviews, case research, and document review in the most important murder case in the firm.

Mr. Plentibux is concerned about what they can make Jack say and wants to know what the limits of paralegal confidentiality are in New York. He tells you to look at New York’s Rules of Professional Conduct and to conduct a Nexis Uni search to find some cases and applicable Rules to answer the question. Mr. Plentibux hands you a handout that he said might help start your research.

Be sure to cite your sources using proper Blue Book format. Your Memo may not exceed three pages single-spaced.

Two 1-2-page essays on Supreme Court Cases in bluebook format see below:

Briefing a case is the activity of summarizing a court opinion. A paralegal’s job revolves around writing. A paralegal will draft numerous documents including: correspondence with clients and other attorneys, memoranda, discovery requests, and legal pleadings. Most of the paralegal’s written documents will incorporate the law. A paralegal must have the ability to read the law, and apply the law to the facts of the present case. A paralegal must have the ability to analyze the law.

In this assignment you will read two US Supreme Court cases and write an essay on each case. This will help you do the analysis you may later need to write a case brief but gets you used to understanding a case without worrying about the specific case brief format.

You should find a Supreme Court case related to the subject matter of this class: legal ethics! Use Nexis Uni via the APUS Library or look up cases on http://www.oyez.org. If you need help picking a case, let me know. It may be difficult to find US Supreme Court cases on ethics, try to take a step down to the State Supreme Courts for cases on Ethics.

Your essay should include the following information: Who were the parties? What happened that led to this case? What lower courts heard the case and what did they decide? What did the Supreme Court decide and what was their reasoning? What cases did the Supreme Court use to help them with their decision? Did any Supreme Court Justices dissent? If so, what did they have to say? What was the end result of the case? Has the case had impact on society or do you think it will in the future?

Each paper should be 1-2 pages long. Points will be deducted for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors. Please proofread your work – most errors are easily corrected by proofreading. When citing legal cases the case names should be done in standard “Blue Book” format. Example:
York v. Smith, 65 U.S. 294 (1995). For further information see http://www.law.cornell.edu/citation and look under the “How to Cite” section.

Also, remember that Bluebook requires footnotes – it does not use in-text citations

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