Shayla Smith Essay

944 Words 4 Pages
Summer Swimming Incident
Shayla Smith stayed a few nights of summer vacation with her friend, Tamara, whose Mom and Dad, Bob and Susan Tuttle, took Shayla and their daughter, Tamara, camping. Shayla’s mom was happy for the break, as Shayla is dyslexic, and that has caused her to have a difficult time at school. Consequently, she acts out, and is a handful for her single mom!
The campground is small, but has a fun mini-golf game, hiking trails, and has a pool, but no diving board, and no lifeguard; it is a sand-bottom pool, fed by an artesian well, so it is clean, but murky.
The owners, Owen and Dolly Jones, who own and operate the campground, don’t have any security on the premises because they are a ‘mom and pop’ operation, and the
…show more content…
In most cases, paralegals are responsible for dictating memoranda to clients' files that summarize information obtained during interviews. Depending on a particular firm's preference, the summary may be in narrative or outline form. Post-interview memoranda should be prepared immediately after an interview, when details and notes remain familiar and fresh in your mind.
There are typically five parts to a memorandum:
(1) preamble,
(2) description of the client's problem (Issue);
(3) evaluation of the client;
(4) discussion of the relevant facts;
(5) conclusions and recommendations about the case.
You will be writing a post-interview memorandum and submitting it in Unit 3. The memo will be based primarily on the facts given in the fact scenario (first introduced in Unit 1) and on your own impression of the case. Additionally, you will "interview" Shayla and her mom, Mary Smith, in the Unit 2 seminar. Your instructor will play the roles of the witnesses. If you believe you will need additional facts, you should create a section in the memo that describes the other information you will need.
See the sample post-interview memorandum below, as well as the description that follows it. Also see the Sample Interview Summary based on your initial interview of Mary Smith, Shayla's mom. The seminar "interview" will be your initial meeting with Shayla and your follow-up interview of Mary.
Client Evaluation

Related Documents