Who should attend
This introductory course has been designed for new legal staff and/or officers who are or may be involved in civil litigation proceedings from time to time.
This half-day course provides an overview of the civil litigation process. We will be discussing:
- the different types of legal proceedings
- pleadings and particulars
- discovery and interrogatories and implied undertakings
- case management principles (eg docket judges, directions hearings, call0vers, return of subpoenas, adjournments and vacation of hearing dates)
- strike-out applications and hearing of separate questions of fact or law
- evidence (including the ways evidence is adduced and some basic principles of evidence law)
- public interest immunity (and other means of protecting sensitive information) and legal professional privilege
- contempt of court
- legal costs.
Participants will achieve an understanding of the process of civil litigation in Australia and how it affects the work they do.
Our presenters are AGS lawyers who have a great depth of knowledge of the government environment and who practise extensively in the area of law covered by a particular session.
They illuminate important principles with real-world examples, encourage active discussion of the issues and lead participants through practical problem-solving exercises.
This is a half-day course, either 9 am – 12.30 pm or 1.30 – 5 pm. Morning/afternoon tea will be provided.
Standard fee – $440 (inclusive of GST) per person. No more than 20 people will be accepted on each course and courses will only be conducted if we receive sufficient nominations.