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Administrative Law Advanced Module

Advanced civil litigation process

Who should attend

This advanced course has been designed for experienced legal staff and/or officers who are heavily involved in civil litigation proceedings.

Course outline

This half-day course will discuss:

  • pleadings and particulars (advanced concepts)
  • discovery and interrogatories (advanced concepts)
  • evidence (advanced concepts)
  • public interest immunity (and other means of protecting sensitive information)
  • legal professional privilege (advanced concepts)
  • legal costs (advanced concepts)
  • the Legal Service Directions
  • litigation strategies.

The course is interactive and examples and exercises will be used to illustrate key concepts. Comprehensive course materials will be given to each participant for use as future reference.


Participants will achieve a good understanding of the more advanced civil litigation principles that they are likely to encounter and how these impact on 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. The calendar indicates when sessions are being offered by either 'am' or 'pm'. Morning/afternoon tea will be provided.


Standard fee – $600 (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.