Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments

Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments

A hands-on how to program

This 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.

You will learn how to:

  • Define your audience and broaden your measure’s appeal
  • Assess existing law and policy objectives before beginning to draft
  • Structure bills and amendments to streamline the drafting process
  • Comply with the United States Code (U.S.C.) rules of construction, style, grammar and punctuation guide
  • Use drafting styles that work in your favor
  • Apply drafting language to your ideas and goals via hands-on exercises
  • Review legislation drafted by others

Course materials include the Training Edition of Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook, by Tobias A. Dorsey.

Space is limited.

For more information about this live hands-on how to program in Washington DC, see DraftingLegislation.com

Bring this Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments course to your site.

This course and any combination of its topics are available as custom on-site training for your organization. We have tailored this course for attorneys, paralegals, legislative counsel, inspectors general, senior legislative staff, and others in agencies, legislatures, and law and lobbying firms.

For more information about how this legislative drafting seminar can help your staff, please complete our Custom Program Information Request form.






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