Certification Course in Drafting for Litigators



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About the Course

Total Fees: INR 8,000

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Duration: 3 months

This course is designed to teach young litigators how to draft court documents and pleadings. Drafting is taught through the most important court documents and provision of samples and formats. You can immediately get down to drafting real documents after taking up this course.  

 

Introductory module

 

Stages in a civil case

The relevance of standard components in a plaint or application - Vakalatnama, Court Fee, List of Dates, Jurisdiction, Grounds, Prayer etc.

Formatting principles and rules

How to calculate court fee and value suits  

How to use knowledge of substantive laws in drafting

Relevance of High Court and Supreme Court rules

Limitation in Civil and Criminal Law

 

Original Civil Side Drafting

 

How to draft a plaint

How to draft a caveat

How to draft an application for temporary injunction or other interim relief

How to file an application for rejection of plaint (under Order VII Rule 11)

How to file application for setting aside ex parte decree

How to draft a written statement

How to draft amendment of pleadings

How to adduce evidence

How and when to file application for reopening of evidence and recall of witnesses

 

Takeaways

Sample documents and checklists for all of the above

 

Criminal Side Drafting

 

Stages in a criminal case

How to draft an FIR

How to draft a criminal complaint before a Magistrate

How to draft a bail application

How to draft an anticipatory bail application   

How to draft a complaint under Section 138 of Negotiable Instruments Act

 

Takeaways

Sample documents and checklists for all of the above

 

Appellate drafting and special petitions

 

How to draft a special leave petition

How to draft a writ petition under Article 32 or 226 of Indian Constitution

How to draft revision petition

How to draft an appeal

 

Takeaways

Sample documents and checklists of all of the above

 

Drafting of Arbitration-Related Documents

 

Notice of Arbitration

Statement of Claims

Statement of Defence

Application for interim relief  from court and from tribunal

Application for appointment of arbitrator

Appeal against interim award

Application to set aside an arbitral award

Execution petition for enforcement of arbitral award

 

Litigation Strategy and Case Management

 

Preparing a litigation strategy

Inspiring a client's confidence

Building your own office

Pricing your services

Billing and Recovery

 

Miscellaneous Documents

 

Affidavit

Vakalatnama

Annexures

Correspondence with police and jail authorities

How to respond to a show-cause notice

 

Role of Court Machinery

 

Where should you file a case?

What is the role of the registrar in High Court and Supreme Court?

Role of other court officers

Course Contents

Stages in a civil case

 

The relevance of standard components in a plaint or application - Vakalatnama, Court Fee, List of Dates, Jurisdiction, Grounds, Prayer etc.

 

Formatting principles and rules

 

How to calculate court fee and value suits  

 

How to use knowledge of substantive laws in drafting

 

Relevance of High Court and Supreme Court rules

 

Limitation in Civil and Criminal Law

How to draft a plaint

 

How to draft a caveat

 

How to draft an application for temporary injunction or other interim relief

 

How to file an application for rejection of plaint (under Order VII Rule 11)

 

How to file application for setting aside ex parte decree

 

How to draft a written statement

 

How to draft amendment of pleadings

 

How to adduce evidence

 

How and when to file application for reopening of evidence and recall of witnesses

 

Takeaways

Sample documents and checklists for all of the above

Stages in a criminal case

 

How to draft an FIR

 

How to draft a criminal complaint before a Magistrate

 

How to draft a bail application

 

How to draft an anticipatory bail application   

 

How to draft a complaint under Section 138 of Negotiable Instruments Act

 

Takeaways

Sample documents and checklists for all of the above

How to draft a special leave petition

 

How to draft a writ petition under Article 32 or 226 of Indian Constitution

 

How to draft revision petition

 

How to draft an appeal

 

Takeaways

Sample documents and checklists of all of the above

Notice of Arbitration

 

Statement of Claims

 

Statement of Defence

 

Application for interim relief  from court and from tribunal

 

Application for appointment of arbitrator

 

Appeal against interim award

 

Application to set aside an arbitral award

 

Execution petition for enforcement of arbitral award

Preparing a litigation strategy

 

Inspiring a client's confidence

 

Building your own office

 

Pricing your services

 

Billing and Recovery

Affidavit

 

Vakalatnama

 

Annexures

 

Correspondence with police and jail authorities

 

How to respond to a show-cause notice

Where should you file a case?

 

What is the role of the registrar in High Court and Supreme Court?

 

Role of other court officers

Industry Academia Panel

Arjun Natarjan

Litigator and Certified Mediator

Nishant Gokhale

Advocate

Shalvi Mehta

Arbitration Lawyer

Akanksha Sisodia

Advocate at Singh & Associates

Abhyuday Agarwal

COO and Co-founder, iPleaders

Success Stories

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