Q. What are legal issues?


Legal issues are the court rules, laws, and principles of law that support your claim to the court.In the NY Courts Digital E-Book  Law Library available in Public Access Law Libraries, read  New York Civil Practice Before Trial 2:201 Issues to Research. Your legal memo should address:

  • The elements of each cause of action or defense
  • The applicable statute of limitations and if applicable, available tolling theories
  • Defenses or causes of action available to the opposition and their essential elements
  • The applicable burden of proof for each cause of action or defense
  • Any special evidentiary requirements or problems
  • Applicable legal trends
  • Previous rulings by the assigned judge


  • Last Updated Nov 06, 2019
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