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Drafting Skills Sessions: Drafting advice (formerly Advice writing)

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Drafting Skills Sessions: Drafting advice (formerly Advice writing)

Date & TimeTBC
Format Academy Series





CPD Units 3
  • Professional Skills
Venue LIV, Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne View Map

Elevate your ability to draft professional legal advice. Featuring a blend of hands-on learning opportunities and expert advice, this Academy Series workshop will benefit all practitioners looking to refresh or further develop this vital skill.

Presenter: Andrew McRobert, Barrister, Victorian Bar

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  • Main Topics

    • Taking client instructions and identifying legal issues to define the scope of legal advice
    • Structuring and formatting legal advice: Key tips and traps
    • Hands-on drafting exercises
    • Identifying common drafting mistakes
    • Assumptions, disclaimers, limitations of actions, and client privilege
  • Learning Outcomes

    By attending this session, you will:

    • Strengthen your drafting skills, improving clarity and comprehensiveness of legal advice
    • Improve ability to take accurate instructions and identify key legal and non-legal issues
    • Better understand and communicate the scope of legal advice to your client
    • Know how to appropriately structure legal advice for clients of varying levels of legal sophistication
  • Drafting Skills Sessions Overview

    Communication underpins your success as a lawyer. It frames your reputation and authenticity. Skilful drafting plays a significant role in informing, persuading and exchanging information in your day-to-day practice.

    Hone your skills to write comprehensive letters of advice, evidence and settlement documents and prepare high-quality legal documents. By registering for the Drafting Skills Academy Series stream, you’ll come out armed with a toolkit of essential drafting techniques and best practice tips to use daily.

    See an overview of the LIV Academy Series.