• 42 minutes

Memo Writing for Paralegals


You need to know what type of memo you are writing before you know your audience.

There are three types of memos that paralegals may find themselves writing - interoffice legal memos to the people in the office, memos of information to a variety of audiences, and memos in support to the court. Our speaker review the purpose of each type of memo and discusses research tips for memo writing and suggests that when needed, go back to the basics. Sometimes the best Internet researchers are also the best book researchers.

Runtime: 42 minutes



Jenna Beck, Esq.

Jenna Beck, Esq.

Sinclair College

  • Previously worked for Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. as an attorney focusing on Real Estate and Family Law
  • Joined the Sinclair Community College American Bar Association Approved Paralegal Program faculty in 2010 teaching Legal Research and Writing and Advanced Legal Research and Writing; currently the Chair of Law & Public Safety at Sinclair
  • Received the 2012 Faculty Award for Excellence in Course Related Service Learning for public interest memo writing projects created in Advanced Legal Research and Writing
  • Received the 2013 Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education Teaching Excellence Award, the 2014 John and Suanne Roueche League for Innovations Excellence Award, and the 2015 Dayton Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award
  • Member of American Association for Paralegal Educators (AAfPE) and Co-Chair of the 2014 Northcentral AAfPE Regional Conference
  • Member of the Legal Writing Institute
  • B.A. degree, political science and English with a certificate in technical writing, summa cum laude, Wright State University

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