“Fundamentals of Legal Writing”
Interactive online training via Zoom
- What is Legal Writing?
- Objectives of Legal Writing
- Kinds and Forms of Legal Writing
- How is Legal Writing Different from other Types of Writing
- Basic Principles of Legal Writing
- Phases of Writing
- Review of Basic Grammar Rules and Style
- The Critical Importance of Paragraphing
- Legal Reasoning: How it Impacts Legal Writing
- Legal Writing involves Rule-based Reasoning
- Critical General Analytical Skills to Have
- Working with Precedents, Facts, Arguments
- Sample Legal Writing Documents
- Legal Opinion/Memorandum
- Basic Pleadings
- Demand Letter
Instructor / Speaker:
Atty. Eric Rojas Cortes, graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines, Diliman with a degree in Bachelor of Arts major in Philosophy. He likewise obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law in 1999 and took his oath as a lawyer in 2000. Atty. Cortes has had a multi-faceted legal career, doing work both in government and the private sector. Beginning with his stint as Court Attorney in the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court at the office of then Associate Justice Conchita Carpio Morales (now Ombudsman Morales), Atty. Cortes also worked at the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation or PDIC before transitioning to private employment as then Legal Department Head of FG Financial Company where he gained substantial experience in Litigation and Corporate Law. He also taught part-time at the College of Saint Benilde-De La Salle University handling business law subjects such as ‘Sales, Agency and Credit Transactions’, ‘Partnership and Corporation Law’, ‘Legal Basis for Exports’, ‘Legal Aspects of the Hospitality Industry’, ‘Income Taxation’ and ‘Business Taxation. He also served as a legal consultant at the Department of Agrarian Reform. He is currently AVP for Legal and Admin at the DBP Leasing Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Development Bank of the Philippines or DBP.
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