Presented by the FCBA Legislative Committee
The FCBA Legislative Committee will hold a CLE on Tuesday, April 7 from 3:00 – 5:15 p.m. entitled “Introduction to Legislative Drafting in the U.S. Senate”. This program will be held at a location to be determined in Washington, DC.
James Ollen-Smith and Evan Frank, Assistant Counsels of the Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel, will present an introductory course on the process of drafting legislation for Congressional lawmakers. They will discuss the drafting process and key questions that a drafter asks to understand the client’s policy ideas and legislative intent. In addition, they will describe the basic elements of legislative drafting style and format, the differences between drafting in the House and Senate, as well as the role the Office of the Legislative Counsel plays in the lawmaking process. The event will conclude with a faux drafting session where attendees will have the chance to draft mock legislation.