There are many ways to write an issue statement. Which one should you use? That depends on the purpose of and the audience for whatever you’re writing. In Issue Statements – Different Kinds for Different Documents, Wayne Schiess and Elana Einhorn show many ways an issue statement may be written and recommend which kind to use for various situations and audiences.
Besides teaching legal writing at the University of Texas Law School, Wayne blogs at Legalwriting.net. If Wayne’s blog isn’t already on your reading list, it should be.