Legislative Drafting Workshop – Two separate 1-day courses in DC

Legislative Drafting Workshop

Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments
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Advanced Legislative Drafting

Our 2-day Legislative Drafting Workshop consists of two separate 1-day courses. The first day is an introduction to drafting legislation, and the second day gives a limited number of attendees the chance to draft legislation and get feedback from an experienced drafter.

Champion draught horse at the Royal Adelaide Show, by State Library of South Australia

Champion draught horse at the Royal Adelaide Show, by State Library of South Australia

Day 1: Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments

A “how to” program for anyone who drafts federal legislation.

This introductory course helps anyone draft, revise, and review bills and amendments, with lessons especially useful to those who review legislation, prepare reports, or draft legislation and other formal legislative documents. In this course our expert faculty explain the role of the OMB, examine various formats and explore ways to choose the most appropriate one for your issue.

July 17, 2012, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Where: Location in Washington, DC will be announced on web site before course.

For more information, see LegislativeDraftingWorkshop.com
Approved for CEUs from George Mason University
Approved for 0.6 CEUs from George Mason University.

Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale, 1800

Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale, 1800

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Day 2: Advanced Legislative Drafting

A hands-on limited enrollment workshop.

This advanced course is for anyone who drafts and revises legislation. Build upon the knowledge gained in our “Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments” course and hone your drafting skills during this one-day hands-on workshop.

Attendees receive an overview of drafting rules and focus on legislative style, grammar, and specific wording. Using a sample issue, attendees draft a short bill. The faculty lead a class discussion, and volunteers share their drafts. The faculty offer guidance and a sample solution to the exercise.

Committee procedure and the amendment process are also discussed. Using other sample issues, attendees draft amendments and revise existing legislation. The faculty lead class discussions and offer guidance and sample solutions to the exercises throughout the day.

July 18, 2012, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Location in Washington, DC will be announced on web site before course.

For more information, see LegislativeDraftingWorkshop.com
Approved for CEUs from George Mason University
Approved for 0.6 CEUs from George Mason University.

For more information about both courses, including agenda and secure online registration, see LegislativeDraftingWorkshop.com

These courses and any combination of their topics can be tailored for custom on-site presentation at your location and both are available via the GSA Schedule.






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