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

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

Brief Writing Masterclass- Learn to write killer briefs.

Chelsea Hotel Abuja, 24-25 June 2015

Brief Writing Masterclass is boldly interdisciplinary in its approach to persuasive writing. Communications theory, linguistics, logic, psychology, rhetoric, and semantics combine with law to make this course absolutely peerless.

Winning Briefs, Winnowing Issues

To write a winning brief, you must first winnow the issues.

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 write winning briefs, submissions, and written addresses.

Dates: Wednesday 24-Thursday 25 June 2015.
Time: 9am-5pm each day.
Venue: Chelsea Hotel Abuja.
Fees:-
Before 14 June 2015: N150,000.
14-20 June 2015: N175,000
After 20 June 2015: 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 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.

Brief Writing Masterclass

Course Highlights