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This program provides participants with knowledge, insights and a framework for preparing affidavits, including interviewing clients and recording statements. Preparation and drafting of affidavits is an essential and important skill for any lawyer. Our expert will take you through the steps in taking a witness statement or affidavit: from preparation and interview, through evidentiary and procedural issues, to using the affidavit to draft pleadings.
3.5 CPD units (one unit per hour)
1:15pm-1:45pm - Introduction and Overview
1:45pm-2:45pm – Steps in taking a witness statement/affidavit
Substance of the affidavit on issues such as:
Practice exercise: analysis of a draft affidavit - what went wrong?
2:45pm-3:15pm - Overview of basic evidentiary issues:
3:15pm-3:45pm - Form and presentation
4:00pm-4:30pm - Drafting issues
4:30pm-4:45pm - Taking an affidavit and procedural issues
4:45pm-5:00pm - Use of an affidavit
A discount of 10% is available to UTS Alumni or UTS Staff enrolling in this short course. If you’re eligible for this discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS Student or Staff ID number in your UTS Open Profile (under ‘A bit about you’).
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Paul has been practising commercial law for over 30 years and teaching this course for over 15 years. After a period with a major national firm, Paul joined the Sydney office of Holding Redlich in 2004.
He moved to Brisbane to head the Queensland office in a period of exceptional growth. With a background in commercial litigation, he has a deep experience upon which this course has been based.
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