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Despite their best intentions, many practitioners let their clients down when it comes to preparing an affidavit. Pages and pages of opinion, assertions and conclusions will fail to support a client’s case and may result further in time delay and increased costs. This session wil

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About the Webinar

Despite their best intentions, many practitioners let their clients down when it comes to preparing an affidavit. Pages and pages of opinion, assertions and conclusions will fail to support a client’s case and may result further in time delay and increased costs. This session will provide a practical guide to affidavit preparation and drafting, including:

  • Why the court rules are the starting point
  • What makes a good affidavit? What does a judge want to read?
  • Client questioning and information gathering strategies
  • The key to writing persuasively and positively
  • Assessing relevance – what is in and what is out?
  • Language and avoiding the tale of woe
  • Tips on format, content style and numbering
  • Using annexures and exhibits to assist not detract
  • Common affidavit objections and how to avoid them
  • Anticipating cross-examination of the affidavit and building in protections

Presented By

Glenn Thompson OAM
Director, Newnhams Solicitors Sydney, NSW

Glenn Thompson is an accredited specialist in Family Law who is a Director of the firm Newnhams Solicitors. Glenn has specialised in Family Law for 38 years, is the Chair of the Specialist Accreditation Board in Family Law for NSW, is co-chair of the Family Law Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales, is a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is on the Steering Committee of the Greater Sydney Family Law Pathways Network having been in the chair for 12 years. Glenn is also a member of College of Law Family Law Advisory Committee, and is an Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Laws (Applied Law) at the College of Law.

Glenn became a qualified Arbitrator with AIFLAM on 31 October 2020 and a qualified Mediator with AIFLAM and NMAS on 30 May 2022.

Glenn was a member of the Australian Law Reform Commission Advisory Committee in respect of the March 2019 report ‘Family Law for the Future – An Inquiry into the Family Law System’. Glenn was also a member of the Family Court’s Steering Committee on the Children’s Cases Program, the organising committee for the 14th National Family Law Conference held in Sydney 7-10 October 2014, and of the organising committee for the National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference held in Sydney 18-19 June 2015 as well as being a presenter.

In 2010 Glenn was awarded the NSW Law Society President’s Medal in recognition of his significant personal and professional contributions to the betterment of law and justice in NSW and was one of three finalists for the Law Society Member of the Year in 2022.

On 12 June 2017 Glenn was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to Family Law and the Community.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is suitable for junior family lawyers – Australia wide.

CPD Information

Lawyers can claim up to 1 CPD unit/point – substantive law . This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

WA lawyers – Please note that TEN is unable to verify your completion of recorded webinars to the Legal Practice Board of WA. TEN is an accredited provider.

Enquiries/Assistance

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: [email protected]

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