Project 4 The Client Letter – due SATURDAY DEC. 12! Hide Assignment Information
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Project 4 The Client Letter – due SATURDAY DEC. 12!
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PROJECT 4 – Client Letter ( 10 %)
Due 11:59 pm ET, SATURAY Submit to Assignment Folder
This course officially ends Sunday, 11:59 pm ET, week 8. The project can be accepted late until the official course ending on Sunday, 11:59 pm ET, with the usual late submission penalty, as per the Late Policy posted in Content. There is no grace period for submitting work beyond 11:59 pm ET, Sunday, week 8. Purpose
The purpose of this project is to develop skills drafting client information letters, that clearly and effectively analyze and explain law as it applies to a client objective.
Course Outcome Met by Project 4:
Draft clear and effective client information letters that explain the application of law to a client objective.
Background: Attorney Chong has asked you to draft a client information letter to client Mary Hastings that explains the law applicable to her case, and whether she will likely be successful in a lawsuit to recover compensation for injuries in her slip and fall case.
Facts: Please refer to HASTINGS CASE FACTS: Projects 1,2,3,4 in Content to review the facts and three court opinions relevant to Mary Hastings’ case. The three cases relevant to the Hastings case:
Deering Woods Condominium Association, 377 Md. 250
Joseph, 173 Md. App. 305
Maans, 161 Md. App. 620
Client Objective: Client, Mary Hastings, wants to pursue a personal injury case because of her slip and fall incident. She wants monetary compensation for her injuries, for lost wages, and for pain and suffering. Instructions:
Review the Project 4 rubric.
Draft a client letter to Ms. Hastings for Chong’s signature.
Refer to the Client Letter Format section below for format details.
The client letter must: Analyze and explain the law that applies to slip and fall cases;
Explain how that law applies specifically to Hastings’ case;
Analyze and explain how the law in the three cases (listed in Facts above) applies to the Hastings case;
Assess and explain whether Hastings can pursue a case against Gilford Pines Condominium Association, based on the facts of the incident and relevant case law; and
Asses and determine whether Hastings will likely be successful in achieving her Client Objective (stated in Facts above) and explain the basis for your conclusion.
Client Letter Format
Refer to the sample client letter at:
The footnotes are very helpful for explaining the client letter.
Review the Project Client Letter
Thoroughly read the presentation to ensure all required elements are present. Review the grading rubric to ensure that you gain the most points possible for this assignment.
Proofread for spelling and grammatical issues. Use the spell and grammar check in Word.
Submit the project in the Assignment Folder The assignment submitted to the Assignment Folder will be considered a student’s final product, and therefore, ready for grading by the professor. It is incumbent upon the student to verify the assignment is the correct submission. NOTE: All submitted work is to be your original work, and only your work. You may not use any work from another student, the Internet or an online clearinghouse. You are expected to understand and follow the Academic Integrity and plagiarism policy.