Legal Writing Project 1
Exercise 1: Preparing a Letter to a Client
In Figure 1, youâ€™ll find a memo from your supervising attorneyasking you to prepare a letter to your client, Jane Smith. In the memo, your supervising attorney is telling you that he
has received a Tax Assessorsâ€™ Office Hearing Notice and she wants you to send a letter to Ms. Smith advising her of that hearing. The information that should be included in your letter to the client is in both the memo from your supervising attorney and the appeal hearing notice shown in
Figure 2.When youâ€™re preparing your letter, make sure you use the
letter writing recommendations included in the Legal Writing study unit. The letter should go out under your signature, not your supervising attorneyâ€™s signature. The letter to Ms. Smith should go to the property address listed in the Tax
Use the clientâ€™s address thatâ€™s listed in the hearing notice.
From: Supervising Attorney, ES
Re: Jane Smith, Tax Appeal
Our File No. Smith-3-04
Please send a letter to Ms. Smith advising her of her tax appeal hearing per the attached notice. Please make sure she remembers she is to meet me in the lobby ten minutes before the hearing is scheduled to begin and that she should bring pictures of all comparable houses in her area as per our earlier meeting.