Winning Through Language: A Guide to Effective Themes for Your Case
Gerry Spence advises advocates to review their briefs several times. Then, says Spence, “write a descriptive phrase or metaphor that symbolizes the soul of the case—a refrain, perhaps—and … call it the theme.” Gerry Spence, How to Argue and Win Every Time: At Home, At Work, In Court, Everywhere, Everyday […]
Let’s put Citations in Footnotes
Whether in academic legal writing, brief-writing, or judicial writing, let’s stop cluttering the body of our work “with jumbles of letters and numbers.” Mark P. Painter, ‘30 Suggestions to Improve Readability,’ 14 (srln.org [accessed 19 Feb. 2023]). Algebra like  16 NWLR (Part 1272), 62, 75 shouldn’t appear in the […]
Legal Analysis & Opinion Writing, 23–25 March 2022, Protea Hotel, Ikeja Lagos
Register for Legal Analysis & Opinion Writing. Legal analysis and opinion writing are at the core of the professional tasks performed by attorneys in agencies, corporations, departments, and ministries. The Write House is uniquely equipped to provide the requisite training.
Legal Analysis, Report, Research, and Writing, 24–27 March; 3–5 April 2020, Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja Lagos
Legal analysis and writing form the core of the tasks performed by Judges, Tribunal Members, Judicial Assistants, Cour and Tribunal Registrars and Clerks, Law Reporters, and Lawyers generally, hence the need to update and upgrade skills in these and related areas.
NBA-Write House Joint Workshop on Business and Legal Writing, 22–23 Nov 2018, Port Harcourt
The Nigerian Bar Association (Port Harcourt Branch) invites all lawyers and non lawyers to its workshop on Business & Legal Writing organized in collaboration with The Write House. As today’s clients become increasingly sophisticated, lawyers and nonlawyers who imbibe excellent written-communication skills will become more successful. Whether in law practice or business, whether […]
Brief-Writing Masterclass, 3–5 May 2017, Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos
“A carefully prepared, carefully stated, lawyer-like written argument is a work of art and a joy forever.” (E. Barrett Prettyman) Brief-Writing Masterclass teaches advocates to write persuasive briefs, submissions, and written addresses. This course can show you how to wow any judicial audience with logic and clear thought. Filter your […]
Learned Writing: Sense & Nonsense, 26-28 Oct 2016, Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos
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 […]
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