Briefwriting Masterclass, 27-29 April 2016, Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja Lagos

Briefwriting Masterclass, 27-29 April 2016, Sheraton Lagos, Ikeja

Briefwriting Masterclass starts 9am tomorrow Wednesday 27 April and ends 4pm Friday 29 April. The venue is Sheraton Hotel Ikeja Lagos.

If you go through the attached course outline and the training program, you won’t want to miss this CLE event.

We are talking 3 days of intensive immersion in written-advocacy pedagogy, with exercises, tasks, and presentations.

You can still register today. How? Just pay N150,000 to:

Account name: ​The Write House
Account number: ​0153954433
Bank: GTBank

You can pay by (online) transfer or cash deposit. If you’re paying by online transfer, enter your full name in the Reference or Remarks section of your bank’s online platform. If you deposit cash, insert your name on the deposit slip and scan the slip to info@writehouseng.com.

Then email your full name, email address, phone numbers, and law firm (or organization) to info@writehouseng.com.

Now consider yourself registered.

Briefwriting Masterclass
Pay discounted fee of N150,000 up to Tuesday 26 April 2016.

A brief should be luminous, not voluminous.” – Irvin Taylor

Come and learn how best to prepare persuasive briefs, submissions, and written addresses.

Filter your persuasive-writing prowess through the alembic of The Write House’s outstanding pedagogy.

Then you can implement writing that arrests judicial imagination.

When you write as we teach, the judiciary will fall in love with your majestic prose, while looking askance at your opponent’s malnourished rhetoric.

Briefwriting Masterclass is a mixed grill of law, linguistics, logic, psychology, rhetoric, and semantics. Its boldly interdisciplinary pedagogy makes this course indisputably nonpareil.

Briefwriting Masterclass will:
1. Sharpen your analytical skills- you’ll learn to analyze facts, issues, and authorities;
2. Hone your issue-spotting acumen- you’ll learn to identify and diagnose legal issues; and
3. Deepen your precedent-application prowess- you’ll learn to synthesize diverse precedents and apply them to your clients’ advantage.

Download course outline here.

Dates: Wed 27-Fri 29 April 2016
Time: 9am-5pm each day
Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja Lagos
Fees-
Before 27 April 2016: N150,000
From 27 April 2016: N180,000

Please pay to The Write House, 0153954433, GTBank.
• If you pay by online transfer, enter your full name in the Reference or Remarks column of your bank’s online platform, or email transfer advice to chinua@writehouseng.com.
• If you deposit cash or cheque, add your name to the deposit slip, and email it to chinua@writehouseng.com.
• Once we confirm your payment, we shall register you and prepare your certificate in advance.

Click here to complete and submit online-registration form.

Enquiries:
Iyere 0806 735 1417
Kome 0806 092 6746

The Write House
www.writehouseng.com
Email chinua@writehouseng.com

Phone +234 803 341 2508, +234 812 236 3614

Season’s Greetings from The Write House!

Season's Greetings Card

Season’s Greetings to all our members. Without you, 2015 would have been incomplete for us at The Write House.

Thank you.

We also thank our clientele for being part of our vision to champion a client-centred and service-oriented professional community through clarity in communication and writing:

1. Abuja Investment Co. Ltd
2. Adebayo & Gbadamosi
3. Adeoye, Ademuwagun & Co
4. Adepetun Caxton-Martins Agbor & Segun (ACAS-LAW)
5. Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON)
6. Aelex (Legal Practitioners and Arbitrators)
7. Afolake Akintola & Co
8. Akintola Williams Deloitte
9. Alliance Law Firm
10. Aluko & Oyebode
11. Agbaga Law Firm
12. Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON)
13. Babatunde Olubando & Co
14. Bank of Industry
15. Banwo & Ighodalo
16. B Ayorinde & Co
17. Benedict-Benneth & Co
18. Birth Kings Ltd
19. B E I Nwofor SAN & Co
20. Capitalfield Investments & Trust Ltd
21. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria
22. CFAO Nigeria Plc
23. Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria
24. Chevron Nigeria Ltd
25. Chimezie Ikeazor SAN & Co
26. Chuks Nwana & Co
27. Chukwuma Chambers
28. C O Toyin Pinheiro & Co
29. D A Awosika & Partners
30. D E Agbaga & Associates
31. Dee Jones Petroleum & Gas
32. Defence Intelligence Agency
33. Dele Oye & Associates
34. Delta State High Court
35. Divine Chambers
36. Ecobank Plc
37. Edo State High Court
38. Elvira Salleras & Associates
39. Emakpor, Emakpor & Partners
40. Emmanuella Abiodun & Co
41. Emeka Anolefo & Co
42. Enterprise Transport & Logistics
43. Equity & Justice Chambers
44. Federal Ministry of Justice
45. Femi Sunmonu & Associates (Qais Conrad Laureate)
46. Gbenga Biobaku & Co
47. Gran Imperio Group
48. G C Arubayi & Co
49. G T Ariolu & Co
50. Heritage Bank
51. High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
52. Hudson Gee Nig. Ltd
53. Hyland Law Practice
54. Ikechukwu Ezechukwu (SAN) & Co
55. Jaiz Bank
56. J B Daudu & Co
57. JIC Ezegwui & Co (Integrity Chambers)
58. Jite Olatunbode & Co
59. Jubilee Chambers
60. Juris Law
61. Justice Forte
62. Katsina State Ministry of Justice
63. Kayode Sofola & Associates
64. Kenna Partners
65. Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS)
66. Lagos State Land Use Charge Assessment Tribunal
67. Lagos State Ministry of Justice
68. Law-Base
69. Law Partners & Associates
70. Law Update Consultancy
71. Legal Aid Council
72. Legal & Regulation Division, Nigerian Stock Exchange
73. Littlewoods Law Chambers
74. L O Yabura & Co
75. Lynx Solicitors
76. Masters Energy Oil & Gas
77. M I TSAV & Co
78. Miyetti Law
79. National Broadcasting Commission
80. National Lottery Regulatory Commission
81. National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA)
82. NEPAD Nigeria
83. Netcom Africa
84. Nexus Law Consult
85. Nigeria Immigration Service
86. Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS)
87. Nigerian Law School (Staff and Students)
88. Niger State Ministry of Justice
89. Nigerian Stock Exchange
90. Nigeria-Sao Tome and Principe Joint Development Authority
91. Nkrah Marine Ltd
92. Odujinrin & Adefulu
93. Ogunsanya & Ogunsanya
94. Ogun State Judiciary
95. Ola Bada & Co
96. Olisa Agbakoba Legal
97. Parkway Microfinance Bank
98. Pension Transition Arrangement Directorate
99. Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Commission (PPPRA)
100. Pinnacle Law Firm
101. Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors
102. Raphael Chinenye Esinna & Associates
103. Robes & Gray
104. Shell Health (Lagos)
105. Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production
106. Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd
107. Shores & Savannah (Law Partners)
108. Silk Partners LLP
109. Skye Bank
110. SPA Ajibade & Co
111. Stanbic IBTC
112. Star Attorneys
113. Straffoss
114. Sunny Awonuga & Co
115. Sterling Law Alliance
116. Tax Appeal Tribunal
117. TNP- The New Practice
118. Tonye Ibisiki & Co
119. Udoide & Associates
120. Unity Bank
121. WTS Adebiyi & Associates

Let’s do it again in 2016.

Season’s Greetings
The Write House team

Briefwriting Masterclass Program, 2-4 December 2015, Abuja

Guest of Honour: Hon. Justice Ishaq U. Bello
Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory

Day 1- Wednesday 2 December 2015

7.30-8.30 am: Registering and seating participants & distributing materials

8.30-9.00am: Introductions & Networking

9.00-10.30am: The Architecture of Argument- Issues for Determination

10.30-11.00am: Discussion, Questions & Answers

11.00-11.30am: Tea Break

11.30am-12.45pm: Task 1: Study Nobis-Elendu v INEC [2015] 16 NWLR (Part 1485) 197.
• Criticise the lead judgment’s attitude to the issues.
• Faced with the parties’ varying issue formulations, what should have been the Supreme Court’s attitude or approach?
• Using Garner’s deep-issue format, reconstruct the issues.

12.45-1.30pm: Task 1 Presentations

1.30-2.45pm: Lunch

2.45-3.15pm: The Introduction summarizing the brief

3.15-5.00pm: The facts and procedural history

5.00-5.30pm: Discussion, Questions & Answers

Day 2- Thursday 3 December 2015

9.00-10.15am: Task 2: Study Nobis-Elendu v INEC [2015] 16 NWLR (Part 1485) 197.
• Criticize the second paragraph of the lead judgment for its ‘he-said-she-said’ presentation of an aspect of the facts. How should the Supreme Court have introduced that paragraph?
• Criticize both the law reporter’s and the lead judgment’s presentation of the facts and procedural history.
• Recount the facts and procedural history in as interesting a manner as possible.

10.15-11am: Task 2 Presentations

11.00-11.30am: Tea Break

11.30am-1.00pm: The Argument section Part 1

1.00-1.30pm: Discussion, Questions & Answers

1.30-2.45pm: Lunch

2.45-4.00pm: The Argument section Part 2

4.00-4.30pm: Discussion, Questions & Answers

4.30-5.45pm: Task 3: Study Nobis-Elendu v INEC [2015] 16 NWLR (Part 1485) 197.
• Comment on the language, style, and substance of the lead judgment’s analysis on pages 220-225.
• Highlight the rhetorical deficiencies of the lead judgment, especially pages 220-225.

Day 3- Friday 4 December 2015

9.00-9.45am: Task 3 Presentations

9.45-10.15am: Think before you write

10.15-10.45am: Discussion, Questions & Answers

10.45-11.15am: Tea Break

11.15am-12noon: Case Theory, Themes, and Priming

12noon-12.30pm: The Rhetorical Triangle

12.30-1.30pm: Task 4: Study chapter II of Anatomy of a Brief by Chinua Asuzu.
• Why is Wole Soyinka’s Telephone Conversation of any interest or value in advocacy?
• What rhetorical device does Soyinka deploy so effectively in Telephone Conversation?
• What part of your brief can you improve using Soyinka’s technique in Telephone Conversation?
• How does priming help advocates? Explain cognitive conservatism in your own words.

1.30-2.45pm: Lunch

2.45-3.30pm: Task 4 Presentations

3.30-4.00pm: Logic and Clear Thought
4.00-4.30pm: Feedback, Testimonials, Certificates, Group Photos, and Closing

Briefwriting Masterclass- pay discounted fee up to Wednesday morning.

Pay discounted fee of N100,000 up to Wednesday 2 Dec 2015.

We’re accepting the hugely discounted fee of N100,000 up to Wednesday morning 2 December 2015. You can pay into our account shown below or at the venue before 8.30am on Wednesday.

Join the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, Hon. Justice Ishaq Bello, and other learned minds who will be attending our brief-writing symposium.

“A brief should be luminous, not voluminous.” – Irvin Taylor

Briefwriting Masterclass is an eclectic treatment of written advocacy. Linguistics, logic, psychology, rhetoric, and semantics combine with law to make this course indisputably nonpareil.

This brief-writing symposium will:

    1. sharpen your analytical skills- you’ll learn to analyze facts, issues, and authorities;
    2. hone your issue-spotting acumen- you’ll learn to identify and diagnose legal issues; and
    3. deepen your precedent-application prowess- you’ll learn to synthesize diverse precedents and apply them to your clients’ advantage.

You will learn how to write winning briefs, submissions, and written addresses.

Download the course outline here.

When you write as we teach, the judiciary will fall in love with your majestic prose, while looking askance at your opponent’s lumpen apologetics.

Dates: Wed 2-Friday 4 Dec 2015
Time: 9am-5pm each day
Venue: Chelsea Hotel, CBD Abuja
Fees: N100,000

Please pay to The Write House, 0153954433, GTBank.

  • If you pay by online transfer, enter your full name in the Reference or Remarks column of your bank’s online platform or email transfer advice to chinua@writehouseng.com.
  • If you deposit cash or cheque, add your name onto the deposit slip and email it to chinua@writehouseng.com.
  • Once we confirm your payment, we shall register you and prepare your certificate in advance.
  • The Write House
    www.writehouseng.com
    Email chinua@writehouseng.com
    Phone +234 803 341 2508, +234 812 236 3614

    Video on ‘The Uncommon Law of Learned Writing’ by Chinua Asuzu

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    The Uncommon Law of Learned Writing encourages and motivates lawyers and nonlawyers alike to prefer plain English to the legalese and verbosity that has besmirched legal writing for centuries.

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