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Drafting affidavit evidence: Skills series

From $349.00
From $349.00

Course Overview

Affidavits are a crucial part of court proceedings. When well prepared and easy to read, an affidavit can help a judge make a decision.

This course will provide you with the knowledge, insights and a framework for preparing affidavits, including interviewing clients and recording statements. 

At the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Summarise the key detail required in an affidavit
  • Differentiate the different types of affidavits
  • Obtain the information you need to draft an affidavit
  • Practise key client interview techniques
  • Identify the drafting errors in a witness statement

You’ll gain the essential skill of drafting affidavits and become a better legal communicator.

Course Structure

  • Affidavits explained and special affidavits 
  • Preparing to draft the affidavit 
  • Drafting the affidavit 
  • Attesting and court procedures


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The course contains content that falls within the mandatory CPD categories of:

  • Professional skills

With our online on-demand interactive courses, you can learn when and where it suits you. We’ve designed each course to provide both education and enjoyment.

Each course offers a mix of engaging exercises, where you’ll gain access to:

  • Interactive activities to challenge your understanding and put your knowledge to the test. You’ll also enjoy engaging exercises, such as flip cards, quizzes and drafting activities.
  • Clearly identified outcomes so you know precisely what you’ll learn – and the skills you’ll gain. You’ll also be able to track your development and focus on key improvement areas.
  • Extended course access so you can reference the material as you need – or revisit it should life get in the way.
  • Feedback and template answers so you can refine your skills, grow your knowledge and gain fresh insights.

Access each module on the College’s learning portal. When you buy a single, you’ll have 24/7 unlimited access for 12-months from the date of purchase.

Does this educational activity extend your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development?

If so, and you’re not a WA practitioner, you should claim 1 unit for each hour of participation, not including breaks. 

Please check your local CPD rules for any caps on activity types, such as the private study of non-interactive audio/visual materials. You are responsible for keeping your own CPD records and complying with your local CPD rules.

No. Western Australian practitioners who complete our on-demand courses are currently unable to claim CPD points.

However, you may earn CPD points by attending select live CPD events or by completing select CPD Interactive modules.

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