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Answered By: Suzanne Schriefer, Criminal Justice & Paralegal Librarian
Last Updated: Jul 27, 2016     Views: 355

Paralegals are often required to draft legal correspondence.  The sections of a legal business letter are:

  • Sender's address (if not included in the letterhead)
  • Date of correspondence
  • Recipient's address
  • Caption (RE: Topic of the correspondence)
  • Salutation
  • Introduction
  • Body of letter (Limited to two or three points, each in its own paragraph)
  • Closing
  • Sender's name, title, and signature
  • Enclosures (if needed)

An example of a typical legal business letter in the block style is provided below:

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