Tips for Writing Submissions

Monday 18th February, 2019 4:30 pm – Monday 18th February, 2019 5:30 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

This seminar is available for in person or webinar attendance.

Judge Troy will speak to the theme that in the contemporary legal landscape written advocacy is, with the exception of jury trials, at least as important as oral advocacy. His Honour will encourage approaching the task as an exercise in trying to persuade another human being, the judge in your case, to agree with you. His Honour will stress the overarching objective of written submissions to make the court’s job easier and share ways to achieve that.

This session will be a valuable opportunity to learn about the effectiveness of commencing submissions with a statement of the main issue, legal reasoning and the use of syllogisms, the usefulness of chronologies, and to hear some practical strategies for settling an initial outline.

His Honour will promote a somewhat ruthless approach in eliminating superfluous words or sections, so as to arrive at a finished product that is as succinct as possible.

Level: General

  • 1 points Competency 2 Professional Skills



His Honour Judge Alan Troy
District Court of Western Australia

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