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
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