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The ability to draft pleadings well is a core skill of any litigator and increasingly so given that pleadings have recently been re-introduced into the District Court. Commonly, the time needed to prepare pleadings is constrained by the lawyer’s other competing priorities and the client’s financial limitations. This presentation provides an opportunity for litigators to receive invaluable guidance from the Bench to assist in drafting better pleadings.

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire strategies to help you prepare pleadings expertly.
  • Acquire some practical tips for drafting common court documents, such as statements of claim and statements of defence.
  • Learn about some fundamental errors and how to avoid them.
  • Learn what to do if faced with a poorly pleaded case.

Who should view?

Junior to intermediate civil litigators as well as those wanting a refresher. (This On Demand webinar presumes that attendees are familiar with the relevant District and High Court Rules.)



The Honourable Justice Duffy