Two-day Program for Brief Writing Workshop 25-26 March 2015

[huge_it_slider id=”3″]

Here is the program for this week’s 2-day workshop on Brief Writing Masterclass:

Day 1- Wednesday 25 March 2015

8.00-9.00am:
• Registration & Distribution of Materials (Ibukun Anibijuwon)
• Seating of Participants according to Work Groups (Ololade Olukowi)
• Tea and Networking (Enobong Ubia & Senator Ihenyen)

9.00-9.45am:
Think before you write/Use Flowers paradigm/Case Theory etc (Chinua Asuzu)

9.45-10.00am:
Discussion (led by Chuks Nwana & Afolake Laoshe)

10.00- 10.45am:
Issue Formulation (Chinua Asuzu)

10.45-11.00am:
Discussion (led by Babatunde Olubando & Emeka Anolefo)

11.00-11.45am:
The facts section (Chinua Asuzu)

11.45am-12noon:
Discussion (led by Ekundayo Ajetunmobi & Emmanuel Bwala)

12noon-12.45pm:
The Argument section (Chinua Asuzu)

12.45-1.30pm:
Questions & Answers

1.30-2.30pm:
Lunch

2.30-3.15pm:
Rebuttal & Refutation (Chinua Asuzu)

3.15-3.30pm:
Discussion (led by Jude Ezegwui & Ngozi Udokwu)

3.30-4.15pm:
Citations & Quotations (Chinua Asuzu)

4.15-5.00pm:
Questions & Answers

5.00-5.30pm:
Tea and Networking (Enobong Ubia & Senator Ihenyen)

Day 2- Thursday 26 March 2015

8.30-9.00am:
Tea and Networking (Enobong Ubia & Senator Ihenyen)

9.00-9.45am:
The Architecture of Argument/The Rhetorical Triangle (Chinua Asuzu)

9.45-10.00am:
Discussion (led by Olayemi Shofolu & Wale Banjoko)

10.00-10.30am:
Logic & Clear Thought (Chinua Asuzu)

10.30-11.00am:
Obiter: witness statements, laying foundation for secondary evidence, witness examination (how to phrase questions)

11.00am-1.00pm:
Breakout Sessions- Work Groups tackle tasks (Enobong Ubia & Senator Ihenyen)

1.00-1.30pm:
Group Photos (Enobong Ubia & Senator Ihenyen)

1.30-2.30pm:
Lunch

2.30-3.00pm:
Group A presentation

3.00-3.30pm:
Group B presentation

3.30-4.00pm:
Group C presentation

4.00-4.30pm:
Group D presentation

4.30-5.00pm:
Discussion, Questions & Answers

5.00-5.30pm:
Feedback, Certificates, Gifts, Tea, and Closing (Enobong Ubia & Senator Ihenyen)

If you are yet to register, you can still do so today or tomorrow.

The workshop starts 9am on Wednesday 25 March 2015 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja Lagos.

If you have any questions, please ask us.

Brief Writing Masterclass- Learn to write killer briefs.

Sheraton Hotel Ikeja Lagos, 25-26 March 2015

Brief Writing Masterclass is boldly interdisciplinary in its approach to persuasive writing. Communications theory, linguistics, logic, psychology, and rhetoric are just a few of the disciplines that combine to make this course peerless.

Issue formulation is the backbone of successful brief writing.

Justice Antonin Scalia of the US Supreme Court agrees that issue formulation is key to writing persuasive briefs. Following is an excerpt from Scalia’s interview with Bryan Garner, the famed legal-writing coach:

Garner: Herbert Wechsler is reputed to have said that he would spend half his time writing a brief just on crafting the issues. Does that make sense to you?
Scalia: That makes total sense. That makes total sense.
Garner: Why?
Scalia: That’s what the case is about, especially at the Supreme Court level. We don’t care who wins or loses. We care about what the legal issue is that is going to decide not just this case but hundreds of other cases. So the crafting of that issue, “Look, this is the point of the controversy. This is the core of it.” Man, that’s everything. The rest is background music.

Attend Brief Writing Masterclass to learn how to draft winning issues. You will learn lots more about preparing briefs, submissions and written addresses. See the flyer and the course outline below.

Dates: Wednesday 25-Thursday 26 March 2015.
Time: 9am-5pm each day.
Venue: Sheraton Hotel Ikeja Lagos
Daily Buffet at Crockpot Restaurant, Sheraton.
Fee: N120,000.

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 info@writehouseng.com.
• If you deposit cash or cheque, scan and email deposit slip to info@writehouseng.com.
• Once we confirm your payment, we shall register you and prepare your certificate in advance.

The Write House
www.writehouseng.com
Email info@writehouseng.com
Phone +234 806 735 1417, +234 809 876 4066

Brief Writing Masterclass March 15 200

Course Highlights

Nigerian Lawyers acquire advocacy skills in Lagos

A cross-section of lawyers at Brief Writing Masterclass, 26-28 November 2014, Sheraton Lagos.

A cross-section of lawyers at Brief Writing Masterclass, 26-28 November 2014, Sheraton Lagos.

The legal profession is becoming more demanding. Civil and criminal matters before our courts remain high. Clients now need results, not just talk. Lawyers, not only judges, have a major role to play to make the legal system work better for everyone. Many Nigerian lawyers are now rising up to the challenge by improving their advocacy and writing skills.

At the Brief Writing Masterclass recently held in Lagos, Nigerian lawyers who attended the 3-day training did just that.

The brief-writing masterclass was held 26-28 November 2014 at Sheraton Lagos. It attracted participants from various law firms across the country.

Brief Writing Masterclass was an intensive and highly interactive workshop where advocates learnt how to write winning briefs. The 3-day training made participants appreciate that a winning brief should be luminous not voluminous. Chinua Asuzu the CEO of The Write House facilitated the training.

The participants were happy they attended the training. Some of the participants confirmed the training impacted on them, and would make changes in the way they prepare briefs.

At the end of the workshop, The Write House presented certificates to the participants.

Since 2012, The Write House continues to pioneer the plain-English movement in Nigeria. The Write House is Africa’s frontline team of legal-writing consultants, experts, and trainers. By conducting regular legal-writing workshops, The Write House is pioneering clarity in communication and writing in the legal community.

Brief Writing Masterclass, 25-26 March 2015

Gerry Spence has never lost a criminal case. Gerry Spence has not lost a civil case since 1969. His secret? The brief-writing skills taught in this course (see flyer below).

Brief Writing Masterclass is a 222-page, 222-slide, and 222-source eye-opener guaranteed to give you a razor-sharp edge in the litigation minefield. This training will hone your advocacy skills. This course is delivered in an intensive and interactive 2-day workshop, with expert guidance and group tasks.

DATES: Wednesday 25-Thursday 26 March 2015.
TIME: 9am-5pm each day.
VENUE: Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Ikeja Lagos.
Daily buffet at Crockpot Restaurant, Sheraton.

FEES
N120,000.

Group Discounts:

3-4 delegates: 5% off;
5-6 delegates: 10% off;
7+ delegates: 20% off.

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, scan and email deposit slip to chinua@writehouseng.com.

Once we confirm your payment, we shall register you and prepare your certificate in advance.

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

    Brief Writing Masterclass March 15 200

    Course Highlights

Advocacy at its best

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

Brief Writing Masterclass is simply advocacy at its best.

Please attend or sponsor your lawyers to take advantage of this brief-writing training advertised on the flyer below.

Brief Writing Masterclass is an intensive, highly interactive 3-day workshop, with
writing tasks and expert guidance. This workshop will revolutionize the way you prepare briefs, submissions, and written addresses.

Download the course outline here.

The details are:
Dates: Wednesday 26-Friday 28 November 2014
Time: 10am-5pm each day
Venue: Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos
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, scan and email deposit slip to chinua@writehouseng.com.
  • Once we receive your fee, we shall register you and prepare your certificate in advance.

    Brief Writing Masterclass
    At The Write House, we have been teaching legal writing for years. Participants at our writing workshops have assessed our programs as “EXCELLENT- should be required training for ALL lawyers at ALL levels in ALL fields.”