What's new?

This page gives brief information about changes to the CALC webpage.

17 October 2021
On-demand recordings of Legislative editing webinars -- hosted by Jersey Legislative Drafting Office / CALC, 8 and 9 September 2021 - added to Members' Area.

12 October 2021
Bicontinental Perspectives on Legislative Drafting -- 2 webinars on 21 and 22 October 2021 -- added to home page and conferences page.

6 October 2021
Statute Law Society event -- Annual Lord Renton Lecture, 25 November 2021 -- added to home page and conferences page.

6 October 2021
Notice of appointment of Meredith Leigh as new First Parliamentary Counsel, Australian Government OPC -- added to home page.

6 October 2021
On-demand recording of Rule of Law and Subordinate Legislation, Statute Law Society Webinar, 29 September 2021 -- added to home page and conferences page.

23 September 2021
On-demand recording of AUSCL / CALC Rules as Code 101 Webinar - September 2021 - added to Members' Area

17 September 2021
Rule of Law and Subordinate Legislation, Statute Law Society Webinar, 29 September 2021 -- notice added to home page and conferences page.

6 September 2021
CALC -- AUSCL -- Rules as Code 101 Webinar, 8 September 2021 -- notice added to home page and conferences page.

26 August 2021
Welsh Parliament Drafting Technology Webinar-- 14 September 2021 -- notice added to home page and conferences page.

24 August 2021
Legislative editing webinar -- hosted by Jersey Legislative Drafting Office / CALC  -- 8 and 9 September 2021 -- notice added to home page and conferences page.

19 August 2021
CALC strategic planning survey for completion by 27 September 2021 -- notice added to home page.

9 August 2021
Link to International Association of Legislation Drafting Manuals page -- published under "Other Resources" at Drafting Manuals and Other Resources page.

27 July 2021
Link to jurivision.ca presentation on Canada's "Legal responses to COVID-19: The unsung work of legislative drafters" -- published at new page.

7 July 2021
 Legislative drafters and Legislation Services Consultant (3 posts) -- Legislative Drafting Office, Jersey — added to Employment page

6 July 2021
CIAJ Online Program | Legislative Drafting Conference (20th Anniversary) -- September 10-18-24 and October 1, 2020 -- notice added to home page and conferences page.

6 July 2021
International Conference on Legislation and Law Reform -- October 21-22, 2021 | Washington, D.C. | available for both in-person and virtual attendance -- notice added to home page and conferences page.

5 July 2021
New link on (Pacific Community updates) legislative responses to COVID-19 published at new page.

28 June 2021
New link on (Australia -- Northern Territory) legislative responses to COVID-19 published at new page.

28 June 2021
New link on (South Australian) legislative responses to COVID-19 published at new page.

25 June 2021
Updated and new links on (Cook Islands and Western Australia) legislative responses to COVID-19 published at new page.

14 June 2021
Brenda King and Elizabeth Gardiner made a Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath -- notice of congratulations added to home page.

11 June 2021
Launch of Legislative Drafting and Law Reform Exchange Programme for OECS Member States -- 22 June 2021 -- notice added to home page and conferences page.

11 June 2021
Link to HL Select Committee report on UK legislative responses to COVID-19 published at new page.

8 June 2021
Updated and new links on legislative responses to COVID-19 published at new page.

27 May 2021
RSS feed reader test message added to this "What's New?" page to test RSS feeds functionality.

25 May 2021
RSS feed reader test message added to this "What's New?" page to test RSS feeds functionality.

24 May 2021
AUSCL Rules as Code Masterclass 4 webinar -- 1 June 2021 -- notice added to home page and conferences page.     

24 May 2021
AUSCL COVID Passports webinar -- 26 May 2021 -- notice added to home page and conferences page.

20 May 2021
RSS feeds notice and set up information added to home page.  

17 May 2021
IAL Conference | Multilingual Legislation | Centre for Legislative Studies | Zurich | 13-14 September 2021 -- added to home page and conferences page.

14 May 2021
May 2021 Newsletter published to website 

11 May 2021
CALC's Activity Report for Senior Officials of Law Ministries (SOLM) Meeting 16-17 February 2021 -- added to home page and conferences page.

4 May 2021
Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Law (SAIL) -- 31 May 2021 to 4 June 2021 -- added to home page and conferences page.

28 April 2021
Webinar on Lawyers, Parliamentarians and the Rule of Law -- 27 April 2021 -- link to recording of webinar added to home page and conferences page.

27 April 2021
CIAJ Legislative Drafting Webinars -- 17 May 2021 (AI in Administrative Decision-Making) and 7 June 2021 (Legislative Drafting in Time of Pandemic) -- added to home page and conferences page.

23 April 2021
IALS 2021 Advanced Course on Post-Legislative Scrutiny -- 2 July 2021 to 30 July -- added to home page and conferences page.

21 April 2021
Webinar on Lawyers, Parliamentarians and the Rule of Law -- 27 April 2021 -- added to home page and conferences page.

16 April 2021
Webinar on Pandemic Health Legislation and Policy Around the World -- 21 April 2021 -- added to home page and conferences page.

29 March 2021
March 2021 edition of UK Guidance on Instructing: Common Legislative Solutions added to drafting manuals and other resources page

26 March 2021
Readvertisement with clarification -- Open List Agreement for Provision of Legal Drafters – Secondary Legislation Service – Northern Ireland — added to Employment page 

19 March 2021
On-demand recording of CALC COVID-19 Australasia and the Pacific Region Webinar - 11 December 2020 - added to Members' Area

11 March 2021
Legislative Counsel (Drafting), Cayman Islands Government, Cayman Islands, added to Employment page

10 March 2021
Assistant Parliamentary Counsel, OPC, Cabinet Office, London, UK added to Employment page

8 March 2021
March 2021 Loophole published to website 

5 March 2021
Webinar on new technologies and the law -- 16 March 2021 added to home page and conferences page.

2 March 2021
IALS Gender Neutrality Online Workshop -- 7 July 2021 added to home page and conferences page.

1 March 2021
Regulatory Institute - Handbook: How to Regulate? (2nd ed, 2021) added to drafting manuals and other resources page

12 February 2021
David Metcalf, former Deputy Parliamentary Counsel, Australian Capital Territory (Canberra, Australia-based) added to Employment page

1 February 2021
Two Grade 5 Legislative Counsel positions, Office of the Legislative Counsel (OLC), Northern Ireland added to Employment page.

28 January 2021
Invitation to Australian Society for Computers and Law / Allens Hub rules as code online free event on 2 February 2021 added to home page and conferences page.

16 January 2021
Update on cancellation of CALC biennial conference, July 2021, in The Bahamas, added to conferences tab on home page and conferences page.

21 December 2020
Chief Legislative Counsel, Alberta, Canada, position added to Employment page.

17 December 2020
December 2020 Newsletter published to website

30 November 2020
Item on CALC -- COVID-19 Webinar -- Presented by the Australasia and the Pacific Region -- 11 December 2020 beginning at 12 noon AEDT -- added to home page.

30 November 2020
Items on Pacific Toolkit: From policy to legislation added to home page and drafting manuals and other resources page.

13 November 2020
2 Legislative Drafters (contract) -- OPC, Office of the Attorney-General, Ireland -- request for submission of tenders added to Employment page.

11 November 2020
General Secretary -- Commonwealth Association of Law Reform Agencies (CALRAs) -- request for expressions of interest added to Employment page.

6 November 2020
CommSec Rule of Law --  Webinar 6 (Small States) 10 November 2020 at 18:00 GMT -- details added to conferences tab on home page and conferences page.

4 November 2020
November 2020 Loophole published to website

29 October 2020
IAL 2020 Athens Conference | 11 February 2021 online -- details added to conferences tab on home page and conferences page.

29 October 2020
Paul Salembier: Legislative Drafting Training & Services -- Online legislating drafting training course details added to training page.

28 October 2020
Lawmaking around the World in the Time of COVID-19 ‒ Webinar 22 October 2020 -- link to on-demand recording added to new page.

27 October 2020
CommSec Rule of Law --  Webinar 5 (Legislative responses), on 20 October 2020 -- link to on-demand recording added to new page.

22 October 2020
CommSec Rule of Law --  Webinar 4 (Cybercrime), on 29 September 2020 -- link to on-demand recording added to new page.

16 October 2020
Congratulations to Peter Quiggin on his appointment as a Queen's Counsel added to home page.

14 October 2020
Senior Legislative Counsel (Drafting) -- Legislative Drafting Department, Cayman Islands Government, added to the Employment page.

Senior Legislative Counsel (Law Reform) -- Law Revision Commission, Cayman Islands Government, added to the Employment page.

12 October 2020
Lawmaking around the World in the Time of COVID-19 ‒ Webinar 22 October 2020 -- added to home page and new page.

5 October 2020
CommSec Rule of Law Webinar 5, 20 October 2020 -- on Legislative responses to COVID-19 -- added to home page and new page.

30 September 2020
Law Draftsman, Law Drafting Division, the Department of Justice of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, added to the Employment page.

30 September 2020
WFD Gender-sensitive PLS webinar 5 October 2020 information added to home page.

30 September 2020
Comm-Sec on-demand webinar recording links added to legislative responses to COVID-19 information table at new page.

16 September 2020
Pakistan research added to legislative responses to COVID-19 information table at new page.

15 September 2020
September 2020 Newsletter published to website

11 September 2020
Commonwealth Secretariat webinar – The New Age of Online Courts – 15 September 2020 – added to home page and new page.

4 September 2020
University of the West Indies, Legislative Drafting Programme, added to the training page

4 September 2020
Chinua Asuzu's details added as an available contract drafter to the Employment page

3 September 2020
Experienced drafters to work on a one year contract or remotely (from a similar time zone)  – Jersey Legislative Drafting Office – added to the Employment page

18 August 2020
Link to Commonwealth Secretariat "Impact of COVID-19 on Rule of Law in the Commonwealth" Webinar -- Session 2, 18 August 2020 – added to home page and new page.

17 August 2020
Establishment of an Open List Agreement for the Provision of Legal Drafters – Secondary Legislation Service – Northern Ireland — added to the Employment page

21 July 2020
Link to Commonwealth Secretariat "Impact of COVID-19 on Rule of Law in the Commonwealth" Webinar, 28 July 2020 -- added to home page and new page.

26 June 2020
Legal drafter to develop the SADC Model Law on Public Financial Management — added to the Employment page

18 June 2020
June 2020 Loophole published to website

17 June 2020
Link to BIICL -- Global Legislative Responses to Coronavirus Webinar 30 June 2020 added to new page.

16 June 2020
Home page and conferences page updated with details of CIAJ Legislative Drafting Conference 2020, online 10 September to 1 October 2020.

12 June 2020
Home page and conferences page updated with details of online conference "Access for All: Plain Language is a Civil Right" 13 October 2020.  

12 June 2020
Home page and conferences page updated to reflect that the regional conference scheduled for April 2020 has been cancelled for 2020. 

5 June 2020
Calls for papers for 2 webinars on legislative responses to COVID-19 published at new page

15 May 2020
Australia’s OPC celebrates its 50th Anniversary (1970‒2020) congratulations from CALC published to website

5 May 2020
Legislative responses to COVID-19 information published at new page

2 April 2020
April 2020 Newsletter published to website

1 April 2020
Home page and conferences page updated to reflect that the 2 regional conferences scheduled for April 2020 and June 2020 have had to be postponed

4 March 2020
Law Revision Commissioner/Senior Legal Policy Advisor — Law Revision Department — Cayman Islands Government — added to the Employment page

13 February 2020
Regulatory Institute - Handbook: How to Regulate? (2014) added to the other resources on the Drafting manuals and other resources page

10 February 2020
February 2020 Loophole published to website

27 January 2020
Plain English articles in Michigan Bar Journal added to other online resources -- at the Drafting manuals and other resources page

23 January 2020
Details of 2 regional CALC conferences in 2020 -- added to Conferences page

21 January 2020
Biennial Law Revision Conference, 7 to 8 July 2020, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands -- added to Conferences page

6 December 2019
November 2019 Newsletter published to website

29 November 2019
Responses to legislative quality survey -- added to Members' Area -- Conference papers

25 November 2019
CALC Activities Report for, and Outcomes Statement from, Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting (CLMM), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 4-7 November 2019, added to home page

23 October 2019
Invitation to Commonwealth Legal Forum Lecture -- London, 9 December 2019 -- added to Conferences page

15 October 2019
Drafting manuals page expanded to include links to other online resources -- at the Drafting manuals and other resources page

11 October 2019
Legislative Drafter position — Law and Regulation Directorate — Falkland Islands Government — added to the Employment page

8 October 2019
October 2019 Loophole published to website

13 September 2019
2 Team Leader posts, Office of the Parliamentary Counsel (OPC), London, UK — added to the Employment page

19 August 2019
Photographs from 2019 CALC Conference — new Livingstone April 2019 Gallery — click on Gallery in Members' Area

29 July 2019
Request for proposal — UNDP — Ethiopia — Preparation of training manual and conduct training for legal drafter — added to Employment page

25 July 2019
Sixth International Conference on Legislation and Law Reform, November 2019, Washington DC, added to Conferences page

19 July 2019
Senior Legislative Counsel — Legislative Drafting Department — Cayman Islands Government — added to the Employment page

5 July 2019
Legislative Drafter position — Law and Regulation Directorate — Falkland Islands Government — added to the Employment page

28 June 2019
June 2019 Newsletter published to website

25 June 2019
June 2019 Loophole published to website

17 June 2019
Contact us page updated (in line with the 30 April 2019 update to the Contact us page in the Members Area)

17 June 2019
2 Legislative Drafter Posts — Legislative Drafting Office, States of Jersey — added to the Employment page 

17 June 2019
CALC Regional Conferences added to list of previous conferences at Conferences page

27 May 2019
Information about Statutory Instrument Practice (5th ed, November 2017) added to the Drafting Manuals page

17 May 2019
Law Draftsman role — Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region  — added to the Employment page

30 April 2019
CALC Council details updated in the Members' Area at the Contact us page

18 April 2019
2019 Zambia CALC Conference details updated on the home page

15 April 2019
CALC Constitution (as consolidated on 2 April 2019) posted at the Constitution and Rules page

28 March 2019
Legal Drafter role, for Attorney General's Chambers  — Honiara, Solomon Islands  — added to the Employment page

28 March 2019
Conference final program for CALC Conference 2019 (Livingstone, Zambia, 1-3 April 2019) added to Conferences page

19 March 2019
Qatar - Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority - Legislative Counsel position - added to the Employment page

19 March 2019
Northern Ireland - Office of the Legislative Counsel - Legislative Counsel position - added to the Employment page

19 March 2019
Assistance Project for Maldives - Max Planck Foundation, Germany - (Senior) Research Fellow position - added to the Employment page

18 March 2019
Conference papers added to the Conference papers page

28 February 2019
February 2019 Newsletter published to website

9 February 2019
Isle of Man - Attorney-General's Chambers - Senior Legislative Drafter position - added to the Employment page

6 February 2019
January 2019 Loophole published to website

2 February 2019
States of Guernsey - Law Officers of the Crown - Legislative Counsel position and Panel of experienced drafters - added to the Employment page

24 January 2019
Information about Pakistan "Legislative Drafting Manual - A Hand Book for Legislative Drafters" (January 2019) added to the Drafting Manuals page

18 January 2019
Legislative Counsel Division, Manitoba Justice - Manitoba, Canada - Chief Legislative Counsel position added to the Employment page

7 January 2019
Conference Information paper for CALC Conference 2019 (Livingstone, Zambia, 1-3 April 2019) added to the Conferences page

11 December 2018
Draft programme for CALC Conference 2019 (Livingstone, Zambia, 1-3 April 2019) added to the Conferences page

7 December 2018
 Attorney General's Chambers - Isle of Man - request for expressions of interest added to the Employment page 

31 October 2018
Drafting Manuals page updated and expanded

23 October 2018
Jersey (Europe Region) Conference, September 2018, papers added to the Members' area Conference papers page

16 October 2018
Registration information for CALC Conference 2019 (Livingstone, Zambia, 1-3 April 2019) added to the Conferences page

13 September 2018
September 2018 Newsletter published to website

7 September 2018
Office of the Legislative Counsel - Northern Ireland - Second Legislative Counsel (deputy head of office) position added to the Employment page

17 August 2018
Final programme for CALC Europe Region Conference (Jersey, 20-21 September 2018) added to the Conferences page

12 August 2018
 Michele Forzley, global public health lawyer, details added to Contract Drafters section of the Employment page

1 August 2018
Office of Parliamentary Counsel - Tasmania - Parliamentary Counsel position added to the Employment page

29 July 2018
Details of articles about CALC's history, structure, and role added to the about CALC page

17 July 2018
Full programme for CALC Europe Region Conference (Jersey, 20-21 September 2018) added to the Conferences page

9 July 2018
2019 CALC Conference call for papers and venue and accommodation information added to the Conferences page

27 June 2018
Parliamentary Counsel's Office - Western Australia - Parliamentary Counsel positions added to the Employment page

31 May 2018
Chief Legislative Counsel (Head of LCO), Alberta, Canada, position added to the Employment page

25 May 2018
Queensland Parliamentary Counsel (CEO level), OQPC, position added to the Employment page

25 May 2018
Information about upcoming CALC Europe Region Conference (Jersey, 20-21 September 2018) added to the Conferences page

21 May 2018
May 2018 Loophole published to website

9 May 2018
Cayman Islands Government Senior Legislative Counsel (Law Reform) position added to the Employment page

9 May 2018
Cayman Islands Government Legislative Counsel x 2 (Legislative Drafting) position added to the Employment page

28 April 2018
Information about Commonwealth Legislative Drafting Manual added to the Drafting Manuals page

27 April 2018
Information about upcoming 2018 Law Revision Conference added to the Conferences page

27 April 2018
Jersey Legislative Drafting Office -- Legislative drafter position added to the Employment page

23 April 2018
Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel - Deputy Parliamentary Counsel position added to the Employment page

23 April 2018
Falkland Islands Government - Legislative drafter position added to the Employment page

16 March 2018
March 2018 Newsletter published to website

13 March 2018
Junior Jurilinguist - Legislative Services Branch, Department of Justice (Canada) - Ottawa, Canada - position added to the Employment page

6 March 2018
Consultancy opportunities - Government of Montserrat - Fiji - Guyana - positions added to the Employment page

23 February 2018
Falkland Islands Government - Legislative drafter position added to the Employment page

14 February 2018
Information about related associations added in new related associations page

29 January 2018
Information about upcoming CALC Conferences, and other conferences of interest to legislative drafters, added to the Conferences page

27 January 2018
Consultancy opportunities -- legislative drafting services -- Bermuda -- position(s) added to the Employment page

26 January 2018
January 2018 Loophole published to website

15 January 2018
Parliamentary Counsel's Office - New South Wales - Parliamentary Counsel (Agency Head) position added to the Employment page

21 December 2017
Call for applications for scholarships and visiting professors for LLM in legislative law and drafting in 3 European Universities added to Employment page

20 December 2017
December 2017 Newsletter published to website

26 November 2017
Link to UK joint Guidance on instructing: common legislative solutions added to Drafting manuals page

3 November 2017
Links added to Drafting manuals page

29 October 2017
Removal of duplicate list of some published articles and papers from, and renaming of, Publications catalogue page

4 October 2017
Attorney-General's Chambers - Singapore - Consultant for new Copyright Act - position added to the Employment page

4 October 2017
October 2017 Loophole published to website

20 September 2017
Parliamentary Counsel's Office - Western Australia - Deputy Parliamentary Counsel position added to the Employment page

28 July 2017
July 2017 Newsletter published to website

11 July 2017
Contact details for CALC Council moved to Members' Area, and Contact us page updated.

30 June 2017
June 2017 Loophole published to website

28 June 2017
Photos from Melbourne Conference added to the Gallery page

2 May 2017
Parliamentary Counsel's Office - Western Australia positions added to the Employment page

27 April 2017
Solomon Islands positions added to the Employment page
University of Ottawa - Masters in Legislative Studies added to Training page

29 March 2017
Conference paper added to the Conference papers page

28 March 2017
Two conference papers and a presentation added to the Conference papers page

27 March 2017
Chief Deputy Parliamentary Counsel - Northern Territory Government (Australia) role added to the Employment page

23 March 2017
Three conference papers added to the Conference papers page

22 March 2017
Two presentations added to Conference papers page

21 March 2017
Two conference papers added to the Conference papers page
Three PowerPoint presentations added to the Conference papers page
Papers for CALC General Meeting added to Conference papers page

20 March 2017
Three conference papers added to the Conference papers page
New version of 2017 CALC Conference Draft program v3 on Conferences page

16 March 2017
New version of the Proposal to permit electronic voting published to Conference papers page and the Constitution and Rules page.

15 March
Nomination added to Election page
Two conference papers added to Conference papers page

14 March
Nomination added to Election page

3 March
Nomination added to Election page

28 February
February 2017 Newsletter published to website

23 February
Nomination added to Election page

20 February
Two nominations added to Election page

15 February
Nomination added to Election page

14 February
Nomination added to Election page

10 February 2017
CALC Sydney workshop program added to the Conferences page

9 February 2017
Material about proposal to alter the CALC Constitution to premit electronic voting in the future added to the Constitution and Rules page and Conference papers for Melbourne page

8 February 2017
Nominations added to Election page

7 February 2017
Page for nominations for 2017 Election of CALC Council added (Election page)

13 December 2016
Mrs. Samantha Samuel's details added to the Contract Drafter list on the Employment page

15 December 2016
2017 CALC Conference Information paper v2 published to website
2017 CALC Conference Draft program v3 published to website
2017 CALC Conference registration closing date of 15 January 2017 published

11 November 2016
November 2016 Newsletter published to website

31 October 2016
May 2016 Loophole published to website

4 October 2016
Chief Parliamentary Counsel - Northern Territory Government (Australia) role added to the employment section on the home page

23 September 2016
Chief Parliamentary Counsel - Northern Territory Government (Australia) role advertised on the Employment page

16 September 2016
Senior Legislative Counsel - Law Revision (Commonwealth of Dominica) role advertised

10 September 2016
4th Annual International Conference on Legislation and Law Reform advertised on Conferences page

1 September 2016
CALCA/GLC 4th Biennial Conference advertised on Conferences page.

17 August 2016
Registrations opened for CALC Conference 2017.

11 July 2016
Revised CALC Webpage launched.