Counterclaim Simplified for Candidate Attorneys

Date: Aug 8, 2024 - Aug 8, 2024

CPD hours: 1 Hours

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Lisa Thomas

The "Counterclaim Simplified for Candidate Attorneys" webinar is designed to provide aspiring legal professionals with a comprehensive understanding of counterclaims within the litigation process.


The "Counterclaim Simplified for Candidate Attorneys" webinar is designed to provide aspiring legal professionals with a comprehensive understanding of counterclaims within the litigation process. This webinar aims to demystify the concept by breaking down the procedural and substantive aspects of counterclaims. Participants will gain insight into the strategic importance of counterclaims, including how they can be used to offset liability, introduce new issues, and potentially shift the balance in a case. The session will cover the legal standards and requirements for filing a counterclaim, ensuring that candidates are well-versed in the necessary steps and considerations. 

In addition to theoretical knowledge, the webinar will offer practical guidance through real-world examples and case studies. Attendees will learn about the common pitfalls and challenges associated with counterclaims and how to navigate them effectively. Experienced legal professionals will share best practices and tips for drafting and presenting counterclaims, providing valuable insights into the nuances of litigation strategy.  

Join Adv. Lisa Thomas on 08 August 2024 from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m. for an engaging and informative session on "Counterclaim Simplified for Candidate Attorneys." 

Learning objectives 

Attending this webinar will equip you with the following skills: 

  • The attendee will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of a counterclaim, including why and when it is necessary. 

  • The attendee will understand the basic structure of counterclaim, including how to differentiate it from the main claim. 

  • The attendee will understand the Rules of Court applicable to drafting a counterclaim. 

  • The attendee will understand the outcomes relevant to a counterclaim, including the effects on the main claim. 

  • The attendee will understand which types of claims are allowed as a counterclaim. 


The webinar will cover the following topics:  

  • Counterclaim 

  • Claim-in-convention 

  • Claim-in-reconvention 

  • Plaintiff-in-convention 

  • Defendant-in-convention 

  • Plaintiff-in reconvention 

  • Defendant-in-reconvention 

About the presenter 

Lisa Thomas  

Adv Lisa Thomas is a former criminal defence advocate and in-house counsel in Durban, Lisa has seen the law practice from both sides. She graduated with her LLB, completed her pupillage, and was admitted as an advocate in 2008. Her current area of interest is in alternative dispute resolution, specifically mediation. She is a maverick for humanity and ethics within the legal profession in South Africa with a focus on candidate attorneys  

Who should attend? 

The following persons will benefit from attending this webinar: 

  • Advocates 

  • Attorneys 

  • Corporate Legal Professionals 

  • Government Legal Professionals 

  • Judicial Officers 

  • Legal Academic 

  • Candidate attorneys 

  • Law Students 

  • Paralegals 


  • R 100.00 - Online admission - Individual.  


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Additional material 

By attending this webinar you will be provided with: 

  • A summarised slide presentation. 

  • Reference documents and/ or course material where available. 

  • You can ask questions during the webinar and you will also have access to the presenter after the webinar. 

About SA Legal Academy 

Welcome to SA Legal Academy (SALA), a provider of courses to help you succeed in your chosen career. We are committed to providing our students with the highest quality training and support, to ensure that your skills and knowledge are up to date and ready to face the challenges of the modern workplace. Our courses are designed to ensure that you reach your professional goals and enhance your career prospects. With our experienced training staff and comprehensive resources, you can be confident that you will receive the highest quality of training from SA Legal Academy. 

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Corporate Training Solutions 

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Drawing inspiration from modern training methodologies, our corporate solutions are interactive, adaptable, and focused on real-world applications. We prioritize hands-on learning, ensuring your team can immediately apply their newfound knowledge in practical scenarios. 

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