The Write House is revolutionizing the way lawyers write

Transforming one’s formal or legal writing from the conventional style of using archaisms, legalese, and verbosity to plain English is not an easy shift. It is a shift that requires putting clients’ or community’s satisfaction above pleasing oneself. At last week’s Learned Writing: Sense & Nonsense, The Write House showed participants from various parts of the country how to transform their writing.

After introducing participants to its plain English movement on the opening day of the training Wednesday 26 October 2016, The Write House taught participants how to write to join the top 1% of the global legal profession.

Chinua Asuzu, Dean of The Write House, taught participants language skills and techniques to improve their documents. Mr Asuzu also showed participants how they can begin sentences with ‘and’, ‘because’ and ‘but’ for effects. Participants also learnt how to use bullets, italics, numbers, enumeration, tabulations, etc. to enhance clarity and readability. Mr Asuzu emphasized the importance of being clear, comprehensible, concise, cogent, and complete– what Mr Asuzu described as the 5 Cs of legal writing.

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Learned Writing: Sense & Nonsense, 26-28 Oct 2016, Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos

Learned Writing 26-28 Oct 2016
Good writing is the most critical and yet the rarest skill in law.

Listen to Bryan Garner: “Writing is one of the two great skills that will advance your career in law. (The other is people skills.) If you can write well, you must necessarily do other things well: analyze cogently, organize logically, distill accurately, argue persuasively, cite knowledgeably, punctuate skillfully, and phrase smoothly.”

Boost your writing skills by taking part in our legal-writing workshops. Learned Writing: Sense & Nonsense is an intensive and interactive 3-day workshop, with exercises, group tasks, and expert guidance. Download course outline here.

Target Participants
• Advocates
• Court and Tribunal Clerks, Registrars, Deputy Registrars, and Officials
• Customs & Excise Lawyers
• Espionage Lawyers
• General Counsel and Heads of Legal Departments
• In-House Counsel
• Intelligence & Security Lawyers
• Legislative aides, drafters, and staff
• Judges and Justices
• Judicial Assistants and Clerks
• Judicial and Legal Correspondents, Editors, and Journalists
• Justice Ministry staff
• Law Officers and lawyers in ministries, departments, and agencies
• Law Reporters
• Law Students
• Law Teachers
• Legal personnel in banks, corporations, debt recovery agencies, and oil companies
• Legal personnel in intelligence, law enforcement, prosecutorial, security, and tax enforcement agencies
• Legal Practitioners
• Legislative Drafters
• Magistrates
• Military Lawyers
• Paralegals
• Prosecutors
• Solicitors
• State Counsel

Dates: Wed 26-Fri 28 Oct 2016
Time: 9am-5pm each day
Venue: Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos
Fee: N200,000

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@writehouse.org.
    If you deposit cash or cheque, add your name to the deposit slip, and email it to info@writehouse.org.
    Once we confirm your payment, we shall register you and prepare your certificate in advance.
    If you’re unable to attend, you can defer or transfer your registration.

Enquiries:
Senator 0806 735 1417
Kome 0806 092 6746
Ololade 0806 261 4730

The Write House
www.writehouseng.com
Email info@writehouse.org

Brief-Writing Masterclass, 14-16 Dec 2016, Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja Lagos

Brief-Writing Masterclass Dec 2016

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

Research and write persuasive briefs, submissions, and written addresses.

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

Then you can implement writing that captures 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 lumpen apologetics.

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

Brief-Writing 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 helpful precedents and apply them with aplomb.

Download course outline here.

Dates: Wed 14-Fri 16 Dec2016
Time: 9am-5pm each day
Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja Lagos
Fees: N200,000

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@writehous.org.
    If you deposit cash or cheque, add your name to the deposit slip, and email it to info@writehouse.org.
    Once we confirm your payment, we shall register you and prepare your certificate in advance.
    If you’re unable to attend, you can defer or transfer your registration.

Enquiries:
Senator 0806 735 1417
Kome 0806 092 6746
Ololade 0806 261 4730

The Write House
www.writehouseng.com
Email info@writehouse.org

Judicial Writing: A Benchmark for the Bench, 30 Nov-2 Dec 2016, Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja Lagos

Judicial Writing 2016
To validate their institutional continuance as a branch of government, judges and magistrates must make sound decisions. They must also articulate and express those decisions efficiently and comprehensibly.

This course demonstrates how to attain mastery in judicial writing. The program will help judges, magistrates, arbitrators, and other decision-writers master the art and science of judicial writing. Download course outline here.

Judicial Writing: A Benchmark for the Bench will enable you reach just and sound decisions by:-
1. sharpening your analytical skills;
2. honing your issue-spotting acumen; and
3. deepening your precedent-application prowess.

Dates: Wed 30 Nov-Fri 2 Dec 2016
Time: 9am-5pm each day
Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja Lagos
Fees: N200,000

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@writehouse.org.
    If you deposit cash or cheque, add your name to the deposit slip, and email it to info@writehouse.org.
    Once we confirm your payment, we shall register you and prepare your certificate in advance.
    If you’re unable to attend, you can defer or transfer your registration.

Enquiries:
Senator 0806 735 1417
Kome 0806 092 6746
Ololade 0806 261 4730

The Write House
www.writehouseng.com
Email info@writehouse.org

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