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Court training events in Glasgow and Edinburgh

We are holding two training sessions in March for those who are either currently or considering acting as a party litigant or are interested in acting as a lay assistant or lay representative.  Being a party litigant means that you are conducting your own case in court rather than being represented by a lawyer. A Child Welfare Hearing is usually the first court hearing in a case involving contact or residence arrangements for children.

The first session in Glasgow on the 20th of March 2015 is on preparing for a Child Welfare Hearing and will cover topics such as the Drafting of the Initial Writ, Evidence, Legal Correspondence and Alternative Dispute Resolutions. The session aims to provide attendees with a basic understanding of what needs to be prepared and how their case will progress prior to the child welfare hearing itself.

There are 15 places available for the first training event which will be held at 24 Blythswood Square, Glasgow G2 4BG - tickets available here.

The second session is in Edinburgh on the 27th of March 2015, split into three areas,  the Child Welfare Hearing itself, Bar Reports and Proof Hearings. Attendees will get a clearer idea of the purpose of the Child Welfare Hearing and how to present their case adequately including basic advocacy skills.

There are 15 places available for this training session at 10 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AA - tickets available here.

All tickets are free but donations would be appreciated.  These events have been organised by Rebecca Simmonds our student intern.

Party litigants should also see our guide to representing yourself in the Scottish family courts.