Analyze and state the issues of your case.
- It is imperative that you accurately formulate the issue[s] to be resolved.
- Realize there may be multiple issues and sub-issues.
- Distinguish the facts from the issues.
- It may initially be difficult to identify the issue(s) in what the client wants you to do.
- However, there are some resources that can help you identify potential issues.
CALI lesson that deals with issue spotting
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This CALI lesson introduces a modern approach to writing issue statements for traditional memos and briefs. The lesson steers users away from single-sentence issue statements. It bases much of its approach on the syllogism.