charlesxavier wrote: felonious monk wrote: charlesxavier wrote:
Learned Throw Hands wrote:I also fucked up the first MPT. Not so much the substance but I kept referring to Bryan and Henry like I was writing the letter to a senior attorney and not to Bryan. Fuck.
Me too. I'm sure it'll hurt but hopefully not fatal...
I referred to Snr and Jnr.
It won't hurt. It shouldn't. I write letters to clients all the time - I never refer to anyone as 'your father/brother co-worker' or the 'opposing party' - it's always use a abbreviation (in my case SNR and JNR) and stick with that. It keeps it clear. If they deduct for that it's style over substance and shouldn't be marked off heavily.
That's my hope but I also have heard of the importance of following directions on the MPT and getting destroyed for not. However, I'm hoping that would be more true for not using the provided memo format than for using the wrong references.
Yeah but they didn't give us any guidance as to which refs to use...I think it will be fine if you're constant - which I was not. I was all over the place - just hoping it's only a few.
I was using first names, last names, JNR , SNR and Client etc.
Joke. It was the pressure of the day. If you follow the substance the refs won't be an issue. No one in real practice will ever ask you to draft a letter in an hour without proofing it etc and they MUST know that and take it into consideration.