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Unit 2 Assignment: Litigation Plan

Detials

Imagine that you are a paralegal in law firm. You have been tasked with drafting the initial memo regarding the case of a new client to the firm.

See the attached document for complete instructions and grading rubric.

Due Date: 11:59 p.m. EST, Sunday of Unit 2
Points: 100

Overview:

Imagine that you are a paralegal in law firm. You have been tasked with drafting the
initial memo regarding the case of a new client to the firm, Ms. Baker. After interviewing
Ms. Baker, you learned the following:

Ms. Baker, a resident of Connecticut, was on road trip to visit the world’s largest
ball of twine in Cawker City, Kansas. When she was driving in Kansas, her car
was hit from behind by Ms. Smith, a Kansas resident. Unfortunately, Ms. Baker’s
car was totaled, she suffered injuries, emotional distress and lost time from work.
Her damages exceeded $75,000. The police determined the accident was wholly
the faulty of Ms. Smith.

Instructions:

• Use the attached Memo template.
• Draft an office memorandum to your supervising attorney in which you answer

the following questions:
• Can this case be filed in federal court? Why? (HINT: See Diversity

Jurisdiction)
• Identify and explain the first document that the firm should file in court on

behalf of Ms. Baker that will let Ms. Smith know that she is being sued.
• Identify what information should be sought in discovery.
• Identify and explain witnesses that should be called on behalf of Ms.

Baker at trial.
• Would ADR be helpful in this case? Why?

Requirements:

• Use APA format for non-legal sources such as the textbook. Use Bluebook
citation format for any legal citations.

• Submit a Word document using the Memo template.
• Maximum two pages in length, excluding the Reference page.

LAW204 – Business Law I

Litigation Plan

Be sure to read the criteria below by which your work will be evaluated before
you write and again after you write.

Evaluation Rubric for Litigation Plan Assignment

CRITERIA Deficient Needs
Improvement

Proficient Exemplary

0 – 44 Points 45 – 59 Points 60 – 74
Points

75 Points

Memo Does not
concisely and
clearly
answer
questions
about the
case. Memo
is not
succinct.

Somewhat
concisely and
clearly answers
some questions
about the case.
Memo is not
overly succinct.

Mostly
concisely,
succinctly,
and clearly
answers all
questions
about the
case.

Concisely,
succinctly, and
clearly answers
all questions
about the case.

0 – 5 points 6 – 7 points 8 – 9 points 10 points
Paper Length More than 2

pages

n/a n/a 2 pages or less

0 – 8 points 9 – 11 points 12 – 14
points

15 points

Clear and
Professional
Writing and
APA/Bluebook
Format

Errors impede
professional
presentation;
guidelines not
followed.

Significant errors
that do not
impede
professional
presentation.

Few errors
that do not
impede
professional
presentation.

Writing and
format are
clear,
professional,
APA/Bluebook
compliant, and
error free.

  • Overview:
  • Instructions:
  • Requirements:
  • Evaluation Rubric for Litigation Plan Assignment

Unit 2 Assignment Memo Template

LAW204 – Business Law I

Memorandum

To:

From: Your Name

CC: Other recipients

Subject:

References



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