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Dr. Tonye Clinton Jaja to Speak at the EALS Institute Legislative Drafting Series on the Use of ICT Tools in Legislative Drafting

Acting Head Of Bills & Legislative Drafting, National Institute For Legislative Studies, Dr. Tonye Clinton Jaja is the keynote speaker at he East Africa Law Society (EALS) Institute Legislative Drafting Series.

The topic for discussion is the Use of information communication technology (ICT) Tools in Legislative Drafting.

The programme will hold via Zoom on February 2nd, 2022 from 14:00 TO 16:00 EAT (4pm-6pm Lagos time).


Bernard Oundo – President East Africa Law Society. Host

Dr. Johnson Okello- Director, Legal Services, The Senate of Kenya. Moderator

The primary objective of this webinar is to introduce lawyers  and participants to the rudimentary skills for using ICT tools to  perform legal research, Bill scrutiny and legislative drafting tasks. 

Although, the internet and other ICT tools are accessible to lawyers,  they need to be taught the skills and “method to the madness” when  using these ICT tools to perform legal research and drafting assignments.  So the first step is to understand how to navigate the internet while  conducting legal research on drafting instructions to identify credible sources  of information.Next, is the skill to identify credible sources of legislation and other legal information that will serve as precedent after a decision is made  to draft a Bill. Finally, participants will be taught the skills and how to use simple  Microsoft Word and other ICT tools to draft Bills and other legal documents. 

The rudiments of Legislative Drafting such as the structure, syntax, and content of Legislative sentences and how to use ICT to deliver these will be taught.Examples of real  life legislation and Bills that are drafted using these ICT tools will be used to teach. 

About the Facilitator

Dr. Tonye Clinton Jaja holds both a Master of  Laws (LLM) and PhD in Legislative Drafting  degrees from the University of London. 

He is currently the Ag. Head of Bills and Legislative Drafting at the National  Institute for Legislative Studies. 

Since January 2012, he has  served as the Editor-In-Chief  of the International Journal  of Legislative Drafting and  Law Reform, indexed by the British Library, United  Kingdom

How to Register

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