The Legislative Process and Drafting

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The Legislative Process and Drafting


Seminar Overview

Legislative drafting can be defined as the drafting of legislation and of any writing which arises out of legislation.

Under the Constitution of Ireland, the Oireachtas is the only institution of the Irish State that can make laws. Legislation starts as a Bill. The bill must be passed by the Dáil and the Seanad (the two Houses of the Oireachtas) before the President can sign the bill into law. When it is signed by the President, the Bill becomes an Act and is added to the Statute Book.

Bills must pass through a number of stages before they are voted on by the members of the Oireachtas, including a drafting stage. Once it is drafted, a Bill must go through five stages before it becomes law.

This half day seminar forms part of our CPD Legal Series and will provide attendees with an overview of the legislative process in Ireland, focusing primarily on the stages, enactment and commencement of bills.


Learning Outcomes

This seminar will aim to grant attendees the skills required when interacting and working closely with legislative updates and will offer a detailed outline on the legislative process involved in drafting a bill and the stages it must go through before it becomes law.

The seminar will cover the following:

  • Definition of Legislation
  • Stages of a Bill
  • Enactment of a Bill
  • Commencement of a Bill
  • Statutory Instruments
  • Legislative Changes


Who Should Attend?

This seminar will be of interest to all legal professionals and anyone involved in drafting legislation or working with legislative updates.


Full Course Details

Title: The Legislative Process & Drafting
Date: Thursday, January 19th 2023
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
CPD: 3.5 CPD Hours
Method of Delivery: Online
Fee: €325



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5+ Delegates – 10% Discount
10+ Delegates – 15% Discount

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