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Proofreading & Grammar

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Proofreading & Grammar

Date & TimeTBC
Format Practice Essentials, Webinar
Price

Member

$240.00

Non-Member

$320.00

CPD Units 2
  • Professional Skills
Venue LIV, Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne View Map

Business Essentials

This event is now running as a Webinar only. Access information will be sent to all registrants in advance of the Webinar.

Don't rely on the red and green underlines! Autocorrect and spellcheckers are useful tools, but when writing a memorandum to counsel or letter of advice, knowing how to properly structure a sentence and proofread for errors are important skills that set you apart. In this workshop, you’ll learn easy techniques for spotting common grammatical errors and catching typos in legal writing, including ones that mite or might not be picked up by spellcheckers.

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    *Exempt from the Early Bird offer are CLC, YL and Accredited Specialist members. The registration fee for these membership categories is $175.

    Don't rely on the red and green underlines! Autocorrect and spellcheckers are useful tools, but when writing a memorandum to counsel or letter of advice, knowing how to properly structure a sentence and proofread for errors are important skills that set you apart.

    In this workshop, you’ll learn easy techniques for spotting common grammatical errors and catching typos in legal writing, including ones that mite or might not be picked up by spellcheckers.

    Topics covered include:

    • Techniques for editing your own work and spotting typos
    • What reviewers of your work expect
    • The inverted pyramid structure
    • Proofreading tips and tricks
    • Common errors in legal writing
  • Presenters

    Andrew Draffen, Managing Director, Business Writing Review

    Andrew is a Corporate writing expert with over 20 years’ experience developing and facilitating business writing programs for the business community. Clients include law and accounting firms, insurance companies, banks, manufacturing and service industries. He has also co-authored 5 editions of Lonely Planet’s Brazil guide and 3 editions of their Rio de Janeiro city guide. He’s also contributed to Lonely Planet’s Unpacked, Travel with Children and South America on a Shoestring guide.

  • COVID-19

    LIV's Approach to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert

    As this is an evolving situation, please see the latest updates from the LIV here.

    Remote (Webinar) access to CPD

    In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, we have put in place precautionary measures to keep our members and staff safe. As we all make sense of the changing situation, the LIV is guided by two priorities: ensuring safety and health while minimising disruption to our learners. 

    To the end of March, we will be offering our CPD activities remotely, working with all our presenters to minimise the impact on the learning experience.  We will seek to maintain the full schedule of activities and we will continue to monitor the situation and update you on an ongoing basis. 

    Recognising the end of the CPD year is looming our CPD program will now run in Webinar format. In addition, the LIV has a range of Education videos that you are able to access. New titles will continue to be added over the coming weeks.  If you have any questions regarding existing or future registrations for LIV CPD activities, please call  9607 9311  or email register@liv.asn.au.

    Information from the VLSB

    In these special circumstances, the Victorian Legal Services Board (VLSB) understands that solicitors may need to complete more than 5 of their CPD units through private study of audio/visual material. This means that for the 2019-20 CPD year only, the VLSB will not be enforcing the 5-unit cap on private study of audio/visual material as set out in the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015 (CPD rules). 

    Details to note:

    • The audio/visual material used for private study must be specifically designed for the purpose of updating a solicitor’s knowledge and/or skills relevant to his/her practice (CPD rule 8.2). 
    • Solicitors are already permitted to complete an unlimited number of units of ‘web-based programming’ under the CPD rules. Web-based programming is different to private study of audio/visual material because it takes place in real time or involves an interactive element such as a discussion group.

    Please also refer to Rules and our website for further information about CPD requirements.