Bloomberg Law
June 3, 2021, 9:01 AM

ANALYSIS: Six Ways to Make Your First Legal Memo Stand Out

Katie Sear
Katie Sear
Legal Analyst

As a summer associate, you’ll probably find that writing up the results of your first research assignment can be a daunting task. But if it’s done right, it can help you get noticed and secure that end-of-summer offer.

You are now accustomed to the pressure of writing up a final exam, but balancing the dueling pressures of accuracy and timeliness when writing a research memo is a new challenge. The assigning attorney is looking for something different than your law professors did.

Review these tips when drafting your first written work product to make sure your writing stands out.

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