Essay about Office Memo

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WHAT IS AN OFFICE MEMO AND HOW DO I WRITE ONE
List these headings in your memo. Please do not forget to list the headings - Facts, Issue and Short Answer, Analysis, Counter-Argument, Rebuttal, and Conclusion.
The office memo combines your ability to explain the law along with your ability to apply the law. In the Office Memo, you make a determination of the likely outcome based upon your review of the law and the facts in a case.
In the memo, you will write about the facts in a client's case and the law pertaining to the client's case. Most importantly, you will apply the law to the client's situation. Further, you will learn to anticipate what the opposing side's position will be and how to address the issues raised by the opposing
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An Example of a Law Memo and its Analysis The Memo | Analysis of the Memo | In Maryland, an injured worker is not covered by workers' compensation if the worker is classified as a casual employee. Two opinions from the Maryland Court of Appeals assist in understanding when a worker will be classified as a casual employee. | Paragraph No. 1 tells the reader that the topic is casual employee status in the context of workers' compensation law. It also tells the reader that Maryland case law will be the authority used as the basis for the memo. Sentence 1 ends with the term casual employee and sentence 2 repeats this term. This is a transition device to establish coherence between the sentences. | The Maryland Workers Compensation Act allows only regular employees to recover benefits; casual employees are specifically excepted. Md. Ann. Code art. 101, sec. 21(c)(4) (Repl. Vol. 1985). The statute does not define casual employee. Maryland appellate courts have recognized factors that indicate when a worker is casual as opposed to regular. Casual employees generally perform work that is not related to the employer's business nor in furtherance of that business. Leonard v. Fantasy Imports, Inc 504 A.2d 660, 664 ( Md. Ct. Spec. App. 1986) Additionally, a casual employee may work temporarily for a short time. Leonard at 665. Finally, unlike a regular employee, a casual employee may have no expectation that there will be further work

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