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MPRE Magic Memory Outline

Rigos MPRE Chapter 1
Magic Memory Outline

 

Our topical Magic Memory Outlines are Word templates which our students use to create their own personal outlines of the subjects tested. Students summarize and synthesize the textual law coverage in their own words. This forces you to capture and summarize the essence of the rules in the text. 

In effect you transfer the information from our text to your mind creating your own summary bar review book.  If you prepared outlines to condense vast amounts of material in law school, these templates are similar, and well organized.  You can make outlines as elaborate and/or comprehensive as you wish.  A student created example follows.

 

MAGIC MEMORY OUTLINE EXAMPLE
RIGOS BAR REVIEW SERIES MPRE REVIEW
CHAPTER 1 - Client Relations - Competence, Scope of Representation, and Fees

 

BLANK (as in the text)
COMLETED EXAMPLE WITH STUDENT RULE SUMMARY
A. Competence A. Competence - Legal knowledge, skills, thoroughness required for case.
    1. Proficiency Required
    1. Proficiency Required - or can research but not charge C for excess time. May associate with other expert Ls with client consent.
    2. Required Standard     2. Required Standard - held to the general L due care reasonable competency unless L is holding out as an expert, thereby creating a higher performance duty.
    3. Emergency Situation     3. Emergency Situation - only best efforts required under emergency.
    4. Maintaining Competence     4. Maintaining Competence - Must keep your specialized knowledge current.
    5. Legal Malpractice     5. Legal Malpractice Relationship - Breach of contract, fiduciary duty, or malpractice claims, but may not employ ethical rule to establish legal standard.
   
B. Scope of Representation and Authority Allocation B. Scope of Representation and Authority Allocation
    1. Representation Objectives     1. Representation Objectives - C determines representation objectives
    2. Lawyer's Decisions     2. Lawyer's Decisions - Means and procedural tactics for L with C approval
    3. Client's Decisions - AJET     3. Client's Decisions - AJET - C has exclusive authority to accept settlement offers, jury waiver, entering plea, or testifying in person at trial
    4. No Endorsement     4. No Endorsement - of C's political, social or moral positions by L
    5. Counsel a Crime or Fraud     5. Counsel a Crime or Fraud - if for future, may be aiding and abetting the C
    6. Client Urging MRPC V     6. Client Urging MRPC Violation - consult with C and must withdraw
    7. Client Authority     7. Client Authority - required to act on C's behalf with third parties
    8. Limit of Representation     8. Limit of Representation - discrete aspect OK, if reasonable and C consent
   
C. Diligence - C. Diligence - carefulness, timeliness, and promptness required by L
    1. Dilatory Practices     1. Dilatory Practices - No unreasonable delay and procrastination
    2. Legal Rules     2. Legal Rules - SOL concern - must calendar and control docket dates
    3. Representation Completion     3. Representation Completion - L should inform C, preferably in writing
   
D. Communication D. Communication - Keep C timely informed in reasonable detail
    1. Informative Explanations     1. Informative Explanations - C should participate in significant decisions
    2. Written v. Oral     2. Written v. Oral - Representation letter sets C's expectations
    3. Special Situations     3. Special Situations - two exceptions to duty to disclose to C
        a. Court Order or Rules         a. Court Order or Rules - may prohibit or limit sensitive information
        b. Client Imprudent Reaction         b. Client Imprudent Reaction - If C will cause harm to themselves
    4. Communicate Mistakes     4. Communicate Mistakes - to C of L's malpractice incidents
    5. Communicate Termination     5. Communicate Termination - when relationship terminates so it is clear that there is no expectation of future monitoring
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