Start Date/Time: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 6:30 PM
End Date/Time: Thursday, 30 July, 2020 8:00 PM
Location: This programme will be conducted as a live webinar.
This course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit!
|No. of Public CPD Points|
Module 1: 2.0
Module 2: 1.5
Module 3: 2.0
Module 4: 1.5
Module 5: 2.0
Practice Area: Civil Procedure
Training Level: General
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
As the caseload of judges and arbitrators increases with the number and complexity of disputes, the time allocated for oral hearings has progressively decreased. Gone are the days where counsel could have free rein to deliver day-long opening and closing arguments. However, this does not diminish the burden on advocates to fully develop their cases – the real change and challenge is a greater emphasis on written arguments.
While judges and arbitrators would prefer less lengthy written arguments, they are not above chiding counsel for extreme brevity that fails to establish a complete case theory. Achieving a good standard and balance in the art of written advocacy is therefore extremely difficult. One must observe the fundamentals without appearing formulaic and, above all, be persuasive without bending or ignoring adverse facts.
This workshop comprises five sessions with each session guiding participants through the gamut of fundamental skills necessary to write persuasively in various filings over the course of a dispute.
|Module 1: General Principles of Legal Drafting||2 July 2020, Thursday||6.30pm – 8.30pm||Assoc Prof Lim Lei Theng – Deputy Director (Legal Skills Programme), Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore |
Judge Joseph Yeo – District Judge, The State Courts of Singapore
|Module 2: Developing a Case Theory and Taking Instructions||10 July 2020, Friday||6.00pm – 7.45pm||Abraham Vergis – Managing Director, Providence Law Asia|
|Module 3: Drafting of Pleadings||16 July 2020, Thursday||6.00pm – 8.00pm||Muralli Rajaram – Partner, K&L Gates Straits Law LLC|
Judge Chiah Kok Khun – District Judge, The State Courts of Singapore
|Module 4: Drafting of Affidavits||24 July 2020, Friday||6.00pm – 7.45pm||Edmund Kronenburg, FCIArb, FSIArb – Managing Partner, Braddell Brothers LLP|
|Module 5: Opening and Closing Submissions||30 July 2020, Thursday||6.00pm – 8.00pm||Kenneth Tan, SC – Partner, Kenneth Tan Partnership|
SkillsFuture Credit is only applicable for those who attend and complete all 5 modules of the workshop.
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