Paralegalism Situations Assignment

Paralegalism Situations Assignment

Paralegalism Situations Assignment


Test Six

Paralegalism Situations; Complete Exercise 9.3 in Into into Paralegalism by William P. Statsky

Examine the following four situations. Discuss the relevance of the evidence indicated and what the evidence proves and does not prove.

(A) Mrs. Phillips is being sued by a depoarment store for the cost of a gas refrigerator. Mrs. Phillips claims that she never ordered and never received a refrigerator from the store. The attorney for Mrs. Phillips wants to introduce two letters: (1) a letter from Mrs. Phillips’a landlord stating that her kitches is not equipped to handle gas appliances and (2) a letter from another merchant stating that Mrs. Phillips bought an electric refrigerator from him a year ago.

(B) Phil Smith has been charged with burglary in Detroit on December 16, 2013. His attorney tries to introduce testimony into evidence that on December 7, 8, 11, 15 and 22, 2013, the defendant was in Florida.

(C) Al Neuman is suing Sam Snow for negligence in operating his motor vehicle. Al’s attorney tries to introduce evidence on the fact that Snow currently has pending against him four other automobile negligence cases in other courts.

(D) Jim is on trial for the rape of Sandra. Jim’s attorney wants to introduce evidence (1) The fact that Sandra is the mother of Jim’s child, who was born three years ago when they were dating (they separated in bitterness five months after the birth and never married); (2) the fact that Sandra has a Facebook page on which she has been posting provocative pictures of herself boasting of having multiple boyfriends; and (3) the fact that Sandra is a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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The assignments are to be done in Microsoft Word with Times New Roman 12- point font. Each assignment should use the modified APA 6th edition format. The assignment templates are set up in this modified format. The reference page should be in the APA format for every reference. The word requirement for the assignments are specifically stated in the guidelines of the assignment. The word count is from the first word of the introductory paragraph to the last word of the conclusion paragraph. FYI.


1- There should be a cited reference for each section of a paper as there are conclusion statements in each section (to meet the grading criteria) so the conclusion should be supported by a reference as the assignments are evidence-based research, clinical papers.

2- Word Count- The word count is done from the first word of the introductory paragraph to the last word of the conclusion. The word count must be within the minimum and maximum word limit stated in the assignment instructions. A 10% – point reduction will be made in the total points for the assignment.

Week 1 and 5 assignments should have SIX studies. Week 5 assignment is a compilation of sections from the week 1, 2 & 3 assignments.

Weeks 2 and 3 need to have at least THREE studies in the form of research studies. Please make sure that you look at the instructions for the assignment as well as the grading rubric. I have also provided templates for ALL assignments. It is in your best interest to use these as it will guide you so that you do not make common formatting errors.


Please utilize the resources in the STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER if you have difficulty with APA 6th Edition format, grammar, sentence structure, punctuation or tense structure.


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