This Programme will introduce students of law and young professionals to the basic concepts and principles that govern the drafting of legal documents in adjudications of a civil nature.
This course covers subjects such as civil courts and rules governing civil proceedings, plaint documents, written statements, affidavits, interlocutory proceedings before trial courts, drafting first appeals, second appeals, and writ proceedings before High Courts.
By the end of this Programme, you will have a good sense of how to approach any set of pleadings. With a little follow-up with a court’s registry, you will be able to file fully compliant pleadings in any civil forum.
Are you a:
Law student who aspires to start a litigation practice on graduating law school; or
Lawyer who has just embarked on a career in the litigation sphere and wants to hone her/his skills in civil drafting?
We recommend that you enroll in this Programme now.
Did You Know
Do you know that some forums other than civil courts also decide civil disputes?
Did you know that there are certain courts that decide merely on questions of fact and do not conduct a full-fledged trial?
Did you know that for affidavits executed overseas, attestation should be accompanied by an apostille by a competent authority?
Did you know that pending adjudication of a dispute, a party can seek an interlocutory relief from the court?
Unit 1- General introduction to Civil Drafting
What do you mean by “adjudications of a civil nature?”
What are the stages in a civil proceeding?
Study the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 and Civil Rules of Practice.
Unit 2- Commencing adjudicatory proceedings at the trial stage
What is a plaint document?
What are the elements of a plaint document?
What are the documents that should accompany the plaint?
Unit 3- Written Statements and ancillary matters about pleadings in adjudications at the first instance
What is a written statement?
What are the elements of a written statement?
Study the rules of drafting a written statement.
Learn about the ancillary papers to be filed with the plaint document and written defense.
Unit 4- Affidavits
What is the importance of affidavits?
Key terms to remember with regard to affidavits.
Contents of affidavits
Study about verifying affidavits and detailed affidavits.
Unit 5- Interlocutory Proceedings before trial courts
What is an interlocutory proceeding?
What are the components of an interlocutory application?
Learn about the response to an interlocutory application.
Unit 6- First appeal and cross-objections
Study the meaning and importance of a first appeal.
Understanding the form of a first appeal.
Learning how to respond to a first appeal.
Study about filing of paper book and cross-objections.
Unit 7- Second Appeals, Miscellaneous Appeals and Evidentiary Affidavits
What is a regular second appeal?
What are the elements of a second appeal?
Examining evidentiary affidavits.
Study about miscellaneous appeals and interlocutory applications in appellate proceedings.
Unit 8- Writ Proceedings before High Courts
What are writ proceedings and how do they differ from civil proceedings?
What are the important components of writ petitions?
Examining the statement of objections and rejoinders.
Study the interlocutory applications in writ petitions.