Letters of the Law
David E. Sorkin
The John Marshall Law School
Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 82, p. 267, 1994
Drafting legal correspondence requires attention to the purpose of the communication, its audience, the message, and the medium. Depending upon the circumstances, a letter or memorandum style may be appropriate, but sometimes oral communication may be preferable. The first sentence of a letter or memo should set forth its purpose. Brevity is especially important in correspondence. The final sentence should summarize the key points or identify the requested action.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 2
Keywords: legal writing, correspondence
JEL Classification: K10
Date posted: March 12, 2008
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