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Drafting skills: affidavit evidence - On-demand

Course ID ID22015_LIT1

  • Online
  • 3
  • Foundation

You can purchase and access this content at any time for up to 6 (six) months from the date of purchase

Legal drafting is the most important instrument of legal communication.  This short course provides participants with knowledge, insights and a framework for preparing affidavits, including interviewing clients and recording statements.

This course is divided into 4 modules where you will explore:

  • Affidavits explained and special affidavits
  • Preparing to draft the affidavit
  • Drafting the affidavit
  • Attesting and court procedures

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • summarise the key detail required in an affidavit
  • differentiate the different types of affidavit
  • obtain the information you need to draft an affidavit
  • practise key client interview techniques, and
  • identify the drafting errors in a witness statement.

At the end of this on-demand course, you may claim 3 CPD points. Please consult the CPD rules for your State/Territory to ascertain how many CPD points you can claim for private study of audio/visual material during the CPD year.  

Due to new reporting requirements introduced by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia on 1 April 2021, practitioners holding WA practising certificates are not currently eligible to claim CPD points for this product.


Full Price $297.00

Alumni/Member Price $267.30

Presenter biography

Paul Venus - Drafting skills affidavit evidence  Paul Venus Managing Partner, Holding Redlich

As you proceed through the topics, Paul Venus, Managing Partner, Holding Redlich will provide commentary on key points. Paul is a partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution and Litigation group and has over 20 years’ experience in complex litigation, intellectual property, information technology law, commercial law and competition law issues. Paul’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, principally in trade practices law, product liability law, information technology law, franchising law, and patent and trademark litigation. Paul is an accredited mediator, regularly acting as mediator in franchising disputes and is a graded arbitrator. Paul is an accredited specialist in Commercial litigation with the QLS.


Claiming CPD units

If you intend to claim CPD units for this educational activity, please note that CPD activities are not accredited by the Law Society of NSW or any other equivalent local authority. If this educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists are required to complete more than ten (10) units each CPD year.


Mandatories covered

The program covers the mandatory requirement of professional skills