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For legal practitionerswanting to improve your writing and drafting skills as well as your substantive understanding of legal document requirements.


The Writing & Drafting presentation explains:

Part 1 - Improve Your Writing
  • The general rules for writing professionally and persuasively;
  • The specific rules for writing factually and for organizing a chronology;
  • The specific rules for reducing confusion by avoiding personal pronouns;
  • The reasons why writing to the reader rather than writing from the writer is more persuasive; and
  • The much more that professional litigators should know about writing effective emails and letters.

Part 2 - Drafting a Pleading
  • The general rules for drafting a pleading;
  • The specific rules for drafting a Plaintiff's Claim in Small Claims Court;
  • The specific rules for drafting a Defence in Small Claims Court;
  • The reasons why Small Claims Court pleadings should be drafted as if the pleading is for the Superior Court; and
  • The much more that professional litigators should know about drafting a pleading.

Part 3 - Drafting An Affidavit
  • The general rules for drafting an Affidavit;
  • The general rules for commissioning an Affidavit;
  • The specific rules for drafting an Affidavit including avoiding hearsay, stating only truthfully known facts, avoiding conclusion statements, requirement of relevance and the risks of defamation including limits upon privilege;
  • The much more that professional litigators should know about drafting an Affidavit.

Part 4 - Drafting a Release
  • The general rules for drafting a release including the implied term of a release upon settlement;
  • The purpose of a Mary Carter or Pierringer agreement for single-party settlement in multi-party litigation;
  • The principle of finality including the Sinclair-Cockburn doctrine; and
  • The much more that professional litigators should know about drafting a release.

Qualifies For Up to Nine (9) Hours of Substantive CPD.


Get this informative and entertaining presentation and learn what you need to know about good writing and drafting skills!  Learn the knowledge you need to be the best that you can be.

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