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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A 3-day Legal Writing Workshop by The Write House kicks off at Oriental Hotel Lagos

Learned Writing: Sense & Nonsense, a course on excellent legal writing, kicked off at Oriental Hotel Lagos yesterday Wednesday 26 October 2016. The 3-day program is one of the courses offered by The Write House.

This power-packed workshop was attended by lawyers from both private firms and public agencies. The course objectives include encouraging participants to join the Plain English movement in legal writing; phasing out the use of archaic words, legalese, and unnecessary Latin maxims from legal documents; teaching techniques of drafting concise letters and pleadings; instilling grammar, style, syntax and usage improvements that enhance persuasive power in legal writing; and teaching clarity in legal prose.

The participants, including our correspondent in Lagos, were giving a refresher course on how to use nouns and verbs effectively in drafting documents.

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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

Briefwriting Masterclass 21-23 June 2016 Chelsea Hotel, CBD Abuja

Briefwriting Masterclass Abuja

“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.

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 helpful precedents and apply them with aplomb.

Download course outline here.

Dates: Tue 21-Thu 23 June 2016
Time: 10am-5pm each day
Venue: Chelsea Hotel, CBD, Abuja

Fees-
N150,000

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, add your name to the deposit slip, and email it to info@writehouseng.com.
• Once we confirm your payment, we shall register you and prepare your certificate in advance.

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

The Write House
www.writehouseng.com
Email info@writehouseng.com
Phoine +234 806 735 1417