Midrand: 23 & 24 October 2017
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
- Learn to draft on your own without relying on precedents.
- Know how to instruct a legal practitioner and evaluate their work.
- Effectively advise your client when engaged in litigation.
- Understand how to draft in accordance with case management procedures as introduced in our courts.
- Acquire techniques in obtaining instructions and analyzing fact and law.
- You will write in a manner that is persuasive.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Legal advisors in Government
- Corporate and in-house legal advisors
- Practitioners in dispute resolution
- Attorneys in litigation departments
COST OF THE COURSE
- Staff from a practising attorney’s firm: R2 900
- Other professions: R4 200
OUTLINE OF THE COURSE
- Writing technique, including plain language drafting and what is expected by Judges
- How to write in a manner that is persuasive
- Technique in taking instructions
- How to conduct fact analysis and legal research
- How to prepare chronology documents
- Reference to the practice directives in the high court
- Preparing to draft particulars of claim
- How to analyse facts and the law in deciding on a cause of action
- Reference to the uniform rules and how to comply
- Instruction on how to draft a cause of action
- Instruction on how to draft particulars of claim; there will be actual drafting exercises under guidance of experienced practitioners
- Preparing to draft a plea
- How to take instructions based on plaintiff’s particulars of claim
- Assisting your client in crafting his defence
- How to effectively plead a defence
- Instructions on how to draft a plea, applying the uniform rules; there will be actual drafting exercises under guidance of experienced practitioners
- How and when to make a decision to proceed by way of Motion
- How to draft Notices of Motion with reference to practice directives
- This will include long form, short form and two part notices of motion
- Drafting specialized notices of motion for Search and Seizure and other interdicts
- Practical drafting exercises using case studies
- Taking instructions and analyzing fact for drafting a founding affidavit
- How to set out the facts of your cause of action technique in drafting an affidavit that is persuasive and in keeping with what Judges expect
- There will be a practical drafting exercise
- How to draft an answering affidavit
- The most effective method of setting out a defence
- There will be a drafting exercise to ensure skills transfer
- An explanation of what is required in a replying affidavit
Click here to download the brochure WRITING DOCUMENTS FOR LITIGATION
The form takes a couple of seconds to download. Email the completed form with proof of payment to Bettie@LSSALEAD.org.za
EFT payment to accompany your registration.
LSSA BANKING DETAILS:
Law Society of South Africa
Acc no: 6200 9641 079
Bank: FNB Pretoria
Branch Code: 251445
Ref: Your name and cell number
CONTACT COURSE ADMINISTRATOR
For more information about this course, contact Merlin September at Bettie@LSSALEAD.org.za on tel: +27 (0)12 441 4670.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE
- Course registration will be confirmed only if proof of payment is attached to the form.
- Fees must be paid into the designated LSSA bank account. The LSSA will not accept liability if any other bank account is used.
- LEAD reserves the right to cancel a learning activity should the number of delegates not justify the costs involved. Registered delegates will be given reasonable notice of cancellation.
- Registrations close 5 working days prior to the course date.