Notice of Motion Simplified for Candidate Attorneys

Date: Apr 18, 2024 - Apr 18, 2024

CPD hours: 2 Hours

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Lisa Thomas

A Notice of Motion is a vital formal written document that every candidate attorney must understand and know how to draw up.


A Notice of Motion is a vital formal written document that every candidate attorney must understand and know how to draw up.  

The purpose of this webinar is to reveal what a Notice of Motion is, break down its key components, give guidance on how to draft it, and discuss the procedural aspects of filing one with the courts. Being the mechanism for parties to request relief, such as a ruling, order, or judgement, the importance of this document should not be underestimated.  

Join Adv. Lisa Thomas on the 18 April 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a comprehensive presentation on Notices of Motion that will enable you to better serve your clients through efficient drafting of this key legal document. 

Learning objectives 

Attending this webinar will equip you with the following skills: 

  • Comprehend the objectives served by a notice of motion. 

  • Grasp the fundamental components comprising a notice of motion. 

  • Acquire knowledge of the court regulations pertinent to a notice of motion. 

  • Learn the procedure for assessing a notice of motion to ensure conformity with court regulations. 

  • Understand the process for raising objections to a notice of motion that does not meet regulatory requirements. 


The webinar will cover the following topics:  

  • Uniform rules of court 

  • Magistrates' Court rules 

  • Citation 

  • Prayer 

  • Tramlines 

  • Registrar/clerk 

  • Founding Affidavit 

  • Deponent 

About the presenter 

Lisa Thoma 

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: 

  • Candidate attorneys 

  • Law students  

  • Pupil advocates  

  • Paralegals 

  • Junior legal practitioners 


  • 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. 


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