Law For Non Lawyers

This course is designed for people who work with lawyers or carry out paralegal functions, but have had little or no formal training on the legal system.

Learning Outcomes

Topics include the structure of the legal system, how laws are made, the roles played by barristers, solicitors, judges, witnesses, court processes, and the way in which the law and legal system impact upon the participants’ employment duties.

Much of the course involves story telling and role playing by the presenters (much of it humorous) who are able to draw on their extensive experience as practising lawyers.

Currently this course is not a public seminar course. Rather, it aims to provide staff of an organisation with a relevant and practical course tailored to the organisation’s specific circumstances.

Course duration: 

Instruction method: Face-to-face


Available dates

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At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • identify the sources of Australian law
  • explain the relevance of specific laws to their role within the business
  • explain the purpose of and legislative basis for regulations
  • distinguish between specific categories of laws including civil/criminal law, contract law/torts
  • explain how laws are made and changed
  • list the courts within the Commonwealth and State court systems and explain their jurisdiction
  • explain the roles of the various bodies and persons who participate in the legal system
  • identify the key features of the various dispute resolution mechanisms (including relevant industry schemes) and distinguish between them
  • search and use a range of resources about the law and the legal system
  • consider and discuss terms and concepts peculiar to the law such as privilege, confidentiality, discovery and evidence


Course Schedule

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