Training Programme on the Consolidation of Laws

August 17, 2021 - August 20, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

You Will Learn:

  • How consolidation impacts on the Chambers
  • The consolidation cycle
  • The techniques employed in the consolidation cycle
  • Document management at each stage of the consolidation cycle
  • Consolidation issues

Course Outline:

  • Benefits of consolidation
    The session discusses the advantages of having the laws consolidated, the ease of drafting further amended legislation, etc;
  • The importance of a cut-off date for consolidation
    This session discusses the importance of a cut-off date, the advantage of implementing a consistent cut-off date for ease of reference, i.e. 15 December 2000, 15 December 2002, 15 December 2004, 15 December 2006, 15 December 2008, 15 December 2010, etc.
  • The Consolidation cycle
  • Preparation of enacted legislation in:
    • electronic format; and
    • hardcopy format
      This session discusses the collection of information. (Who is responsible? Who has access? Security issues, etc.)
  • The importance of creating a Tracking Sheet
  • What legislation should be included in the Tracking Sheet
  • Verification of Tracking Sheet
    This session discusses listing submitted by Gazette Office, Cabinet Secretary or Clerk (House of Assembly) as one of the tools for verification, etc.)
  • The importance of an efficient documentation system – hardcopy & electronic
  • The creation of a Consolidated Tracking Sheet
  • Electronic Consolidation
    • Creating a Consolidation Database
      1. content and organization;
      2. file name convention
    • Inserting amendments
    • Renumbering
    • Addressing consequential amendments
    • Addressing repeals
    • Addressing new acts
    • Annotation

    This session discusses the structure of the information stored in the database and how various legislation are addressed, etc.)

  • Matching consolidated database against hardcopy filing system
  • Use of Control Sheets
  • Cross-references within:
    • an Act and related legislation
    • the database
  • Formatting of legislation
  • Proofreading techniques
  • Workflow issues:
    • Gazetted version and digital file submitted not identical
    • Errata
    • Omissions
    • Missing pages in Gazette
    • Lack of organisation
    • Proofreading
  • Requirements for submission of legislation to The Regional Law Revision Centre Inc.
  • Use of tools in cloud management platform to enhance communication and workflow within the consolidation team
  • Coursework and discussion

Download: Registration Form

Who should participate?

This programme will benefit anyone involved in the consolidation cycle:

  • Parliamentary Counsels
  • Legislation Systems Administrators
  • Legal Assistants

Dates and Times:

  • August 17, 2021 – 9:00 a.m to 12:00 noon.
  • August 18, 2021 – 9:00 a.m to 12:00 noon.
  • August 19, 2021 – 9:00 a.m to 12:00 noon.
  • August 20, 2021 – 9:00 a.m to 12:00 noon.

For further information contact:

Ms. Yolande Dash OR Mrs. Genefa Fedee
The Regional Law Revision Centre Inc., P.O. Box 1626, Five Mar Building,
Albert Lake Drive, The Valley, AI-2640, Anguilla.
Phone: 1.264.584.7572 (Mobile)
Fax: 1.264.498.8633
Emails: or

Download: Registration Form

  • Organizer Name: Ms. Yolande Dash OR Mrs. Genefa Fedee
  • Phone: 1.264.584.7572
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