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                      MEL Early Bird Deadline CGBP                                                               
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24 & 25 MAY 2011 * PEARL MANILA HOTEL, ERMITA, MANILA * 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Proficiency in communicating in English is indispensable in getting high grades in law school, the bar exam and in professional practice. This is because the principal job of a lawyer and a professional is to communicate and to persuade. English is the primary weapon of lawyers in accomplishing this mission. Correct grammar and English usage are critical in writing with clarity, precision, and conciseness. Most law professors and bar examiners have found that law students and bar examinees are deficient in English. As a result, most law students flunk their subjects in law school as well as the bar exam. They have no mastery of the English language. The inability to write, express and speak English clearly is a major stumbling block to success in law school, in the bar exams, in the careers of aspiring lawyers and other professionals.

This pioneering program seeks to fill the need of law students and professionals in increasing their command of the English language, as well as legal writing. It’s a one-time investment that pays for a life-long of success.

   ONE-TIME SEMINAR
Limited Seats Only, Pre-Registration Required

   REGISTER NOW
   Avail of Early Bird and
   Group DISCOUNTS


   Contact Person: Rochelle Arias
   Manila lines (+632) 556-8968 or 69
   Manila Telefax (+632) 842-7148 or 59
   Cebu lines (+63 32) 512-3106 or 07
   Email: rochelle@cgbp.org
   Check: http://www.cgbp.org

Lecturer:
Atty. Jim V. Lopez – is one of the country’s most prolific writers with a distinction of being the only author who is a three-time winner of the National Book Awards given by the Manila Critics Circle and the National Book Development Board. He has authored five bestselling books, Judgment Proof: Philippine Asset Protection Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; The Law on Annulment of Marriage; Immigration Law; and freshly published title How to Excel in Law School.

He graduated from the U.P. College of Law in 1978. He passed the California bar exams and took up post graduate studies at Harvard Law School, University of California (Hastings), and the University of Southern California. While practicing law in the U.S. for many years, he was cited in the Who’s Who In American Law in 1990. He was vice-dean of Lyceum College of Law, 2005 to 2008. Presently, he is the director of legal programs of the Center for Global Best Practices.

Who Should Attend:

   College Students
   Law Students
   Aspiring Lawyers
   Professionals

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   Seminar Investment is P6,880
   inclusive of Lunch, Resource Kit, &
   Certificate of Attendance

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Mastering English for Law Students & Bar Examinees
(Also Open to College Students & Professionals)

Pearl Manila Hotel, Ermita, Manila, Philippines
9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday & Wednesday, May 24 & 25, 2011


Course Outline


INTRODUCTION: WRITING IN PLAIN ENGLISH

I. BASICS OF GRAMMAR & TERMINOLOGY
        a.   The Value of Grammar to Law Students & Bar Examinees
        b.   Talking vs. Writing
        c.   Conventions of Grammar & Usage
        d.   The Eight parts of Speech
        e.   Parts of a Sentence

II. FUNDAMENTALS OF USAGE
        a.   Tightening: The key to excellent writing
        b.   How to save words
        c.   Avoiding Pompous Words
        d.   Staying Away from Windy Phrases
        e.   How to avoid muddled language, mistaken idioms, misused words, unacceptable terms, & confused words

III. THE WRITING PROCESS: HOW TO WRITE WITH PRECISION AND CLARITY
        a.   Overview of the Writing Process
        b.   Four simple rules to simplify the writing task
        c.   An essay writing method for law students
        d.   Steps in the essay writing process
        e.   Prewriting
        f.    Freewriting
        g.   Rewriting
        h.   How to summarize
        i.    How to write in bullet points
        j.    How to deal with nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, phrases, clauses and sentences
        k.   How to deal with common ailments of style
        l.    How to replace ambiguous words
        m.  How to shun careless use of pronouns, misplaced and dangling modifiers
        n.   How to minimize flowery language, euphemisms, trite expressions, period faults, awkward interruptions, split and mixed
              constructions
        o.   How to avoid substandard language, colloquialisms, double prepositions, and slang

IV. SENTENCES
        a.   How to use short sentences
        b.   How to arrange your words with care
        c.   How to avoid rambling sentences
        d.   How to avoid nested modifiers
        e.   How to spot bad construction
        f.    How to diminish redundant legal phrases
        g.   How to use familiar and concrete words
        h.   How to minimize the use of “legalese”
        i.    How to stay away from language quirks
        j.    How to avoid elegant variations
        k.   How to steer clear from noun chains
        l.    How to shun multiple negatives
        m.  How to evade cosmic detachment
        n.   How to eliminate sexist & racist language

V. PARAGRAPHS
        a.   Importance of organization
        b.   How to write effective paragraphs
        c.   How to add coherence and variety
        d.   Guidelines for combining sentences
        e.   How to use transitions

VI. PUNCTUATION
        a.   The importance of punctuation
        b.   How to punctuate properly

VII. SPELLING
        a.   Rules that save time looking up words
        b.   Words often misspelled
        c.   Hyphenation as a spelling problem

VIII. PRONUNCIATION
        a. Commonly mispronounced words

IX. DEMYSTEFYING LEGAL WORDS & PHRASES

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SEMINAR FEE PER PERSON: P 6,880 (Fee covers Meals, Resource Kit, Certificate of Attendance)

GET AS MUCH AS 15% DISCOUNT! AVAIL OF ANY OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

Less 5% for early registrants (on registrations made on or before April 24, 2011)
Less 5% for early payment (if made on or before May 14, 2011)
Less 5% for group registration (minimum of 3 participants)

REGISTER NOW to avail of Early Bird and Group DISCOUNTS
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