An attorney began representation of Mr. X some months ago, as assigned counsel, without a letter of representation. Such a letter is needed now in order to make a court-ordered restitution payment to a certain company (which requires a signed letter of representation).
Should this letter be back-dated, or
should it be written in the past tense, stating the date that representation began?
Or should it be a regular letter, with the current date (I'm thinking that for the purposes of the restitution payment, maybe the only thing that matters is the fact that Mr. X is currently represented.)