Today law lacks usability. Legal documents are poorly designed and inadequate to meet the needs of a modern society. Gone are the days of contracts by lawyers for lawyers. The course will challenge you to think differently about legal writing - to think about the needs and the context of your audience before you put a single word to paper.
Plain language? Check.
Cape Town17-Sep-2018 TO 19-Sep-2018Law@work, UCT Faculty of LawSource url
During the course, we'll explore the following questions: -Do we understand what effective legal writing is? -Something's clearly got to change, but what? -How do we get an audience to really 'read and understand'? -What are the tools for effective writing? -How can we ensure our audience understands what we're saying? -Can effective communication really reduce complaints? -Will a plain language contract hold up in court? -Just how creative can you get with your legal writing?
We'll focus on the special communicative and legal requirements for: -Policies -Procedures -Agreements -Forms
Who will benefit from the course? This course is suitable for and will benefit anyone who writes policies, procedures or guidelines for their organisation or clients, or forms and agreements aimed at consumers. A legal background is not essential but some legal knowledge would be beneficial.
Programme and venue information: Signing in will commence on the first day at 9am unless otherwise advised and each day will end at approximately 5pm.
Award of certificate: A certificate of attendance from UCT will be awarded to those who attend the full three days of the course. Please ensure that you sign the attendance register each day.
Closing date for registration: One week prior to the course.
Cost: R7,995/delegate. Includes parking, teas, lunches, any course materials.
More info: Instructions regarding the programme and directions to the venue will be sent to you electronically a week prior to the event.