Opinion Writing (Webinar) – May 2021

The technique involved in working with fact

About this webinar

Every practising practitioner, corporate in-house counsel and legal advisors in all spheres of government must be able to write opinions effectively and in a manner that answers the clients’ mandate. This webinar will assist you to learn techniques in writing effective legal opinions.

The programme will include:

The course will cover the following:

  • Discussion on analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Technique to be applied in solving legal problems
  • Writing techniques
  • Plain language usage
  • Types of opinions
  • The basic lay-out for opinions
  • The format of an opinion – current best practice
  • Research technique and analysis – how to be more efficient and save time
  • The facts – how to obtain and how to work with facts
  • Fact analysis
  • The law – how to analyse and carry out effective research
  • How to find the law quickly. How much law do you need?
  • Logical reasoning and analytical thinking – how to apply the law to the facts
  • Composing the opinion
  • How to present the opinion to a client in a user-friendly format

Presenter

Ismail Hussain SC is a former Judge of the High Court and Competition Appeal Court. He has been a highly popular Legal Education and Development (LEAD) trainer for many years. Mr Hussain SC is an expert in commercial drafting, opinion writing, litigation and case management. He is also a published author and a Professor of Law at Nelson Mandela University.

Date
10 May 2021 : 12:00 – 15:00 (Two and a half hours presentation and 30 minutes for questions)
11 May 2021 : 12:00 – 15:00 (Two and a half hours presentation and 30 minutes for questions)

Closing date for registrations: 15 April 2021

Certification
All sessions are mandatory to qualify for a certificate.

Who should register?

•    Corporate and government legal advisors
•    Practising legal practitioners (attorneys and advocates)
•    Candidate legal practitioners

Registration

Registration fee categories (including VAT):

•    Practising legal practitioners and other staff from legal firms: R 1 260 per person.
•    Non-practising legal practitioners/others: R 1 950 per person.

How to register

Kindly note that you can only register online and that there will be a limit on the number of delegates attending. Participants should be registered individually to enable the system to generate a unique username and password for each person.

STEP 1:
Payment should be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) only. Remember to upload the proof of payment (PDF) in step 2 (Online registration form).LSSA banking details: Account name: Law Society of South Africa | Bank: FNB Pretoria | Branch code: 251445 | Account no: 6200 9641 079 | Reference: OW, Surname, Initials
STEP 2:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

STEP 3:
Once you have successfully registered to participate, you will receive a system-generated confirmation e-mail that we have received your registration documentation.  A day or two before the webinar starts, you will receive an e-mail with the link to the webinar (Microsoft Teams) as well as your webinar material. Read the instructions in the e-mail carefully and test your link (Microsoft Teams) to the webinar page at least 40 minutes before it starts.
For more information about this webinar contact Bettie Lubbe:

E-mail: Bettie@LSSALEAD.org.za | Please note we only communicate via e-mail should you need more information.

Please take note

  • The LSSA will not accept liability if the fees are not paid into the designated LSSA bank account.
  • The webinar is conducted in English only.
  • Should you need to cancel your registration, you must do so in writing, before the webinar material and link have been shared. Failure to comply with this will result in the full fee being charged.

Course Dates

Dates and times

Date
10 May 2021 : 12:00 – 15:00 (Two and a half hours presentation and 30 minutes for questions)
11 May 2021 : 12:00 – 15:00 (Two and a half hours presentation and 30 minutes for questions)

Closing date for registrations: 7 May 2021

 

 

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