Workshop on Legal Drafting

Kimberly K. Faith is previously an Assistant Counsel in the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives, where she drafted more than 500 bills for elected members of Congress. He is active in the international bill community; She is the organizer of the International Conference on Law Reform and Law Reform, of which she is Chair in 2022, was a guest editor of the International Journal of Legislative Drafting and Law Reform in 2018 and 2019, and is an active member of the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel. She regularly teaches courses on the U.S. government and the Constitution and has taught a three-week crash course on federal legislation and bills at her alma mater, Tulane University School of Law. She holds a J.D. from Tulane University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Development from the University of California, Los Angeles. This workshop aims to assist law students with LEGAL WRITING skills.

The course will not only integrate world-class minds of document creation in the legal field, but will also consider every little aspect of it. The continuation of this 30-day workshop will help students in their internships and later in their careers. The L-1 project under the auspices of LedX organizes the workshop; Project L-1 is the LedX student community that aims to bring together law students from across the country on this innovative and interactive legal learning platform and enhance their knowledge, skills, employability and overall personality. Students will gain a basic understanding of design as a skill for lawyers, the importance of the same, how to improve skills during legal training, the different types of drawing students need to know and the basic skills students need to work on, and many other aspects that give students insight into how they can be better draftsmen. This seminar focuses on learning by doing. Participants will implement concrete legislative proposals in the drafting of draft laws. The training covers the basis for the development of common legal provisions. The U.S. legislative process is presented as a case study.

While most instructors are practitioners of the U.S. legal system and the course focuses on writing in English, the skills you develop can be used in many different countries and contexts. Find out all about upcoming legislative drafting courses and workshops taking place in 2022: LedX announces an online workshop on civil legal drafting in collaboration with industry experts, litigators, academics and law firms. Design is one of the most important skills for a lawyer, said Daniel Webster: “The power of a clear statement is the great power of the bar.” In this seminar, participants will learn how to transform a political idea into clear, concise and legally effective legislation. We will first cover the basics of drafting legislation, such as the legislative style and components of a law, before we begin drafting our own bills. In the rest of the participants, we will deal with more complex forms of elaboration, such as the amendment of draft laws and statutes. Participants will also have the opportunity to “test” their work in simulated committee markup. Students must submit session assignments at regular intervals. The orders thus placed are the property of Legal Desire. Students who complete their assignments on time with satisfactory results will receive the certificates at the end of this workshop followed by the final exam.

All registered participants receive electronic certificates. The workshop is free and there is no charge. The seminar will also include a series of rotating sessions that will delve into specific areas of legal drafting. Several of the following sessions will be offered in each seminar, depending on the interest and availability of speakers: Previous seminar participants include professional legal writers from editorial offices around the world; policy experts employed in organizations who are not directly involved in drafting but would like to cooperate better with their colleagues in drafting legislation; private consultants who wish to broaden the range of skills they can offer their clients to include drafting legislation; and groups working on a specific project for which knowledge acquisition would be beneficial. Warren Burke is Senior Counsel in the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he drafts legislation impartially. He taught bill drafting and procedures at the Graduate School, USDA from 2008 to 2016, taught a 2-week workshop for Liberian House and Senate legislative drafting services in 2013, and taught an annual CLE evening course on drafting laws and regulations at the DC Bar Association. He was one of the founders of the International Conference on Legislation and Law Reform, which he chaired from 2013 to 2018. He has served the Federal Bar Association as General Counsel, National Parliamentarian and Chair of the Constitution, Statutes, Rules and Resolutions Committee. He received his JD from Tulane Law School and his BA from the University of Texas at Austin. No previous design experience is required and all levels of experience are welcome. Course Coordinator – Jeff Ziarnik has coordinated over 20 high-level seminars on critical care law-making over the past decade and over 100 other seminars, including legislative seminars that were not specifically focused on their drafting.

He holds a J.D. from Western Michigan University Cooley School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in History and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.