The Bar Council Advocacy Training Committee is organising an advanced-level advocacy training course on appellate and written advocacy. The objective of the course is to provide participants with practical insight and suggestions for improving their written / outline submissions on appeal, and making an effective oral argument before an appellate tribunal.
This course follows the same effective and successful training method deployed for the basic advocacy training course also organised by the Bar Council Advocacy Training Committee. The course is based on two case studies that participants will be expected to prepare for and then perform in real court settings. Participants will be expected to fully prepare for oral arguments and to file written / outline submissions in advance.
The trainers include Judges of the Court of Appeal and experienced Members of the Bar. The trainers will provide practical and helpful pointers in a positive and professional environment, with the aim of assisting participants to:
(a) present clear, concise and comprehensive written work;
(b) develop clear and persuasive appellate arguments; and
(c) engage effectively with the appellate tribunal.
This course is recommended for Members of the Bar with at least five years of experience in practice, who wish to refine their skills in relation to appellate work. Prior attendance and completion of the basic advocacy training course is strongly recommended but not essential.
Places are limited to 30 participants for each session and will be given on a first come, first served basis. Members are, nonetheless, encouraged to register their names as it is intended that the course will be organised regularly for the benefit of Members.
Terms and Conditions
Places are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For events with registration fees, all payments must be made in advance, including bank charges. Registration will be confirmed once proof of payment is provided by email or fax, and full payment is received.
For events that are not organised by Bar Council, please note that you are subject to the relevant terms and conditions specified by the external providers.
Cancellations must be made in writing at least 48 hours prior to the event.
If you have failed to inform the organiser on your cancellation for three consecutive times, you may be blacklisted for future events.
Refunds will be processed after the event is completed. This may take up to 30 business days. The conditions for refunds are as follows:
- Full refunds will be issued if the cancellation is notified to the organiser three business days before the event.
- No refunds will be issued if the cancellation is notified to the organiser less than three business days from the event.
The organiser reserves the right to modify, cancel or postpone the event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary, whereupon all registration fees paid will be refunded.
You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.
CPD points will not be awarded to lawyers and pupils in chambers from Peninsular Malaysia who arrive more than 15 minutes late, are not present throughout the event, or leave before its scheduled end.
The personal information that you provide to Bar Council, whether now or in the future, may be used, recorded, stored, disclosed or otherwise processed by or on behalf of Bar Council for the purposes of facilitation and organisation of the event, research and audit, and maintenance of a participant database for the promotion of the event, and such ancillary services as may be relevant.
- Materials will be emailed only. No printed notes will be provided.
- No recording of the event is permitted via any means at any time.
- No part of the event content may be used/reproduced in any form without the written and explicit consent of the Bar Council and speaker(s).