Plea Simplified for Candidate Attorneys

Date: Jul 10, 2024 - Jul 10, 2024

CPD hours: 1 Hours

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Lisa Thomas

Join us for an insightful webinar tailored for candidate attorneys, focusing on the essentials of drafting and understanding pleas in civil claims.


Join us for an insightful webinar tailored for candidate attorneys, focusing on the essentials of drafting and understanding pleas in civil claims. This session will cover the fundamental principles of plea formulation, elucidate its purpose, and explore the various responses that can be utilized. Attendees will be guided through the basic structure of a civil plea and the relevant court rules that govern its preparation and submission. This webinar aims to equip future attorneys with practical knowledge and skills necessary for effective plea drafting, enhancing their competence in civil litigation practices.  

Join Adv. Lisa Thomas on 10 July 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. as she takes you through key issues to master the art of drafting pleas in civil claims. .   

Learning objectives 

Attending this webinar will equip you with the following skills: 

  • Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals involved in drafting a plea for a civil claim. 

  • Attendees will comprehend the purpose and significance of a plea within the context of a civil claim. 

  • Attendees will learn about the various responses applicable in a civil plea. 

  • Attendees will be instructed on the basic structure and components of a civil plea. 

  • Attendees will understand the court rules and regulations that govern the formulation and submission of a plea. 


The webinar will cover the following topics:  

  • Admission 

  • Denial 

  • Confession and avoidance 

  • Non-admission 

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: 

  • Candidate attorneys 

  • Law students  

  • Pupil advocates  

  • Paralegals 

  • Junior legal practitioners 


  • R 100.00 - Online admission - Individual.  


Steps to register for the event:  

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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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