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Evidence in Family Law Proceedings Workshop

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Evidence in Family Law Proceedings Workshop

Date & TimeTBC
Format Workshop
Price

Member

$630.00

Non-Member

$750.00

CPD Units 6
  • Professional Skills
  • Substantive Law
Venue LIV Conference Room, Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne View Map

There are specific rules of evidence that apply to family law proceedings, and it is crucial family law practitioners have a firm understanding of these evidentiary requirements. The LIV’s Evidence in Family Law Proceedings Workshop offers a clear and concise explanation of these rules, as well as the opportunity to learn in an interactive setting and receive professional feedback.

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  • Full Description

    There are specific rules of evidence that apply to family law proceedings, and it is crucial for lawyers new to family law to have a firm understanding of these evidentiary requirements. The LIV’s Evidence in Family Law Proceedings Workshop offers a clear and concise explanation of these rules, as well as the opportunity to learn in an interactive setting and receive professional feedback.

    Throughout the course of the workshop, attendees will benefit from expert instructions and practical learning activities to explore rules of evidence relevant to family law practice and work collaboratively to successfully settle a draft affidavit.

    Don't miss this unique opportunity to expand your knowledge of the evidentiary requirements you must comply with as a family law practitioner.

  • Topics

    Topics will include:

    • the legal framework of the evidentiary requirements in the relevant legislation, including the standard of proof, relevant evidence and hearsay
    • how opinion evidence should be used in a matter
    • the tendency rule and its practical application
    • how client legal privilege intersects with evidentiary requirements and how to overcome the challenges associated with this
    • the impact of Division 12A of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)
    • common pitfalls in drafting affidavits
    • evidentiary issues in the technological age
    • the status of recorded telephone communications, face-to-face conversations and other interactions
    • the do’s and don'ts for presenting a persuasive affidavit at the interim and trial stages
    • bringing corroborative material before the court –

     

  • Learning Outcomes

    By attending this workshop, you will:

    • Improve your evidentiary knowledge and learn new skills to benefit your daily practice
    • Apply what you have learnt regarding evidentiary rules in family law proceedings to creatively, confidently and successfully complete a drafting exercise
    • Receive personalised feedback in relation to your drafting skills and evidentiary knowledge
    • Acquire experience in collaborative learning, and demonstrate personal and communication skills to function effectively in small groups