Explain why you would use interviews vs. focus groups and when interviews are more appropriate than focus groups.
Your client is Martha Monroe. Based on the stipulated facts and the evidence presented to you. Your job is to write her a letter based on applicable areas of law relating to Battered Woman’s syndrome
Read the following packet/ scenario/ instructions. Packet will include scenarios, voluntary statements, medical records along with police records. Packet will be given to you at the commencement of the final and is to be returned along with the final exam.
Your jurisdiction is California. Please ignore all references to Washington DC and the District of Columbia.
SHORT SCENARIO: Your client is Martha Monroe. Based on the stipulated facts and the evidence presented to you. Your job is to write her a letter based on applicable areas of law relating to Battered Woman’s syndrome and other areas of law that are included in your packet. Be complete and discuss fully all areas of law. This letter is going to be read by your supervising attorney.
Mrs. Monroe admits that she killed her husband in self defense. She claims that for the entire time of her marriage to George Monroe, she has been the victim of severe and continual physical and emotional abuse from him; she says the last time he beat her he almost killed her. Battered Woman’s Syndrome may be proved by the presence of severe and frequent and emotional abuse, leading to a conditions of learned helplessness, which includes financial dependence, forced isolation from family and friends.
- Write an opinion letter to your client Martha Monroe regarding her case and the possible outcomes of the case according to the law provided and the facts stipulated.
- Describe situation as you see it.
- Give the specific information regarding possible outcome.
- Identify any conflicts in the facts which the prosecution might bring forward.
- Identify relevant law if any that may help or hurt your case.
- Your letter should be approximate 2-3 pages in length.
- Keep in mind that you are writing this letter to your client.
- Keep in mind all formatting, grammar and style issues discussed in this class and in the beginning chapters.