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Legal Writing: Office/Research Memoranda

Memorandum Writing Resources

An office or research memorandum explores a specific legal topic, considering the facts and analyzing the relevant legal issues. In contrast, a "trial memorandum" or "trial memorandum of law," is a persuasive brief written to the court. (See Briefs tab.)

The library offers several sources for samples and advice on writing memoranda:

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