Great posting from an Illinois site discussing legal research assignments that is just as relevant here.
Considering the advice is so sensible, this news needs to get wider circulation:
Here is the information that should be transferred, and so often isn’t:
* The name of the case, the identity of the party we represent, and how to bill the time;
* The issue that needs to be answered;
* The facts of the case I think are most pertinent to the issue;
* The procedural posture of the case and how the work product will be used–for a motion to . . . [more]