This course practically explains the details one has to keep in mind while drafting an answer to a complaint, Counterclaim, Cross-claim or how to amend the Pleadings. The course is designed in simple language and explains the basic mechanism of how one shall proceed with any draft. The course also provides the students with sample drafts of various petitions, bail applications, civil suit etc. This course is really helpful for law students who wish to join litigation or want to intern at any law firm. The most in-depth and elaborate course content that covers every aspect of drafting of pleadings for Indian Courts.
– Introduction to drafting?
– What is Pleading?
– Definition of Pleading?
– Plaint, Written Statement, Subsequent pleading with examples
– Purpose of pleading
– Object of Pleading
– Rules regarding Pleading
– Exceptions to fundamental rules of pleading with examples
– Essentials of Pleading
– Written statement in depth
– Documents to accompany written statements
– Court-fees on set-off and counterclaims
– Special rules of defense considered while making a written statement
– Flowcharts for Civil case
– Flowcharts for Criminal case
– The procedure of trial of civil cases in India
– Calculation of Court Fees
– Vakalatnama in depth
– Content for vakalatnama
– Authorization for vakalatnama
– Power of attorney in-depth
– Difference between Power of Attorney and Vakalatnama
– Format for creating Vakalatnama
– Format for creating General Power of Attorney
– How to ascertain the Jurisdiction and Cause of Action?
– Kinds of Jurisdiction and Place of Suing: Section-15 To Section-20
– Criminal Jurisdiction
– What is cause of action?
– How to decide who is a party to a Case?
– Civil drafts
– Written statement
– Amendment to plaint
– How to adduce evidence
– Criminal drafts
– Formats for complaints
– Legal notice
How to Access Materials:-
The materials for this programme are now available as Open Education Resources (OER) hence those interested in learning about legislative drafting can do so by self-study. The programme comprises of eight modules. The courses include Introduction to Legislative Drafting, Instructions and Compliance, Structuring Legislation and a project to develop drafting skills.