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Preparing a brief to counsel - On-demand

Course ID ID22018_LIT1

  • Online
  • 2
  • Foundation

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

An effectively prepared brief has a direct impact on the quality and timeliness of the matter. In the long term, the time devoted to preparing a thought out brief will also save the client money. Counsel will be able to consider the matter more quickly and there is less risk of extraneous issues becoming distractions and a greater prospect that all issues will be dealt with. 

On completion of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Summarise the critical features of a brief to counsel
  • Implement key features when preparing a brief to counsel; and
  • Draft effective observations 

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

  • Features of a brief to counsel
  • Drafting observations
  • Collating supportive evidence
  • Key considerations in preparing a brief to counsel 

At the end of this on-demand course, you may claim 2 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 $198.00

Alumni/Member Price $178.20

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