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Drafting Skills Stream: Drafting with accuracy and clarity

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Drafting Skills Stream: Drafting with accuracy and clarity

Date & TimeTBC
Format Academy Series





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

The first workshop in this series will act as a refresher for drafting legal documents. Through practical activities and examples, you’ll be able to communicate effectively with clients, other practitioners and the court.

Our highly experienced presenter will provide an overview of plain English drafting, proofreading and grammar, and appropriate use of language. You’ll also explore writing for different audiences and how to substantiate your assertions and plan and structure a variety of documents.

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  • Main Topics
    • Grammar and proofreading refresher
    • Plain English writing
    • Written communication with different audiences
    • Use of appropriate/inappropriate language
    • Substantiating assertions
    • Planning and structuring different documents
  • Learning Outcomes

    By attending this session you will:

    • know common issues and errors in drafting
    • be able to draft with increased accuracy and appropriateness of language
    • have the expertise to create and structure a range of documents, including knowing what initial questions to ask
    • walk away with increased confidence in your general drafting abilities.
  • 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, including all workshop streams.