Despite being a core skill required by legal professionals, training in the drafting of clear and succinct pleadings is a scarce resource with many relying on precedents when required to draft documents.
Drafting using precedents is a time consuming, manual process that results in less billable hours for attorneys. Relying on existing precedents that may not “fit the bill” can lead to a lack of clarity in documents created for presentation to the bench, costing time, causing frustration to members of the judiciary, and resulting delays.
Whether you are a fully-fledged legal counsel or candidate attorney, pupil advocate or seasoned professional, it’s time to save yourself – and the presiding judge – time and effort to ensure a better outcome for your client by enhancing your drafting skills.
Register to attend a free webinar The Importance of Good Legal Drafting Skills, hosted by LexisNexis and presented by Advocate Ismail Hussain SC at 10:00 on 27 August 2020.
Legal practitioners who attended the first webinar in July had this to say:
“This is one of the most practical drafting skills training I have attended. This is what our students need to prepare them for practice.”
“I must commend the author for the guidance he proffers in the book for the attainment of better drafting skills. Reading, Reading and more Reading will allow you to be a better draftsman.”
“Thank you. This was a very informative session, I have bought your book, and I am now excited to read it.”
Former Judge of the High Court and Competition Appeal Court, Advocate Hussain has served on the panel of trainers for the Law Society and Legal Aid SA, providing training in Drafting, Trial Technique, Commercial Drafting and Financial Compliance to Attorneys, Advocates and business executives. He also writes training manuals for the Law Society, Government and Financial institutions.
Advocate Hussain released his step-by-step guide to acquiring drafting skills, Practical Drafting Skills, in late 2019 and is well positioned to impart wisdom to the legal profession on this valuable skill.
Join LexisNexis and Advocate Hussain for a free guide to the fundamental of mastering legal drafting. Click here to register for the Webinar at 10:00 on 27 August 2020.