Online Civil Advocacy Course

5 Mar 2022 - Sat / 1 day / 2:30pm - 4:15pm / Zoom

The course aims to teach advocacy to lawyers in their first to third years of practice in order to effectively identify and correct basic mistakes in advocacy, and to offer guidance to new practitioners on the correct way of presenting themselves and their arguments in a courtroom.

Organisers: Bar Council

CPD Points: 12
Event Code:


You are required to attend all the sessions below in order to complete the Online Civil Advocacy Course:

Introduction and Case Analysis
Date: 5 March 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:15 pm

Training Session
Date: 12 & 13 March 2022 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 2:30 to 6:30 pm (Saturday) | 2:30 pm to 6:15 pm (Sunday)

For the last 10 years, the Bar Council Advocacy Training Committee has organised advocacy training courses throughout Malaysia for Members and pupils in chambers, with the primary objective of improving the standards of advocacy and producing better advocates. The course aims to teach advocacy to lawyers in their first to third years of practice in order to effectively identify and correct basic mistakes in advocacy, and to offer guidance to new practitioners on the correct way of presenting themselves and their arguments in a courtroom.

The course utilises a specific teaching method of advocacy teaching deployed in Commonwealth jurisdictions, which requires participants to perform as advocates in a simulated courtroom setting under the guidance of experienced and trained practitioners, who will observe their performance and offer personal guidance.

The global pandemic has affected our continued efforts to teach advocacy to lawyers. In attempting to adapt to the new conditions and with public health safety in mind, the Committee has decided to relaunch the basic civil advocacy course in an online setting.

Although it may not be ideal, we believe that what we aim to teach can be imparted effectively in an online setting. We will still focus on general courtroom advocacy skills.

One of the advantages of conducting this course in a virtual setting is that any pupil or Member of the Bar, regardless of geographical location, can participate in this course at a much reduced fee of RM250.


  • Employs proven teaching method used throughout the Commonwealth
  • Utilises simulated trial and hearing settings
  • Taught by experienced practitioners and trainers


  • Confidence in examining witnesses-in-chief and during cross-examination
  • Present closing submissions persuasively after trial
  • Submit interlocutory applications effectively
  • Develop skills in a simulated courtroom setting


  • Gain 12 CPD points
  • Receive personalised attention | 2 trainers per group of 4 participants
  • Obtain a certificate of attendance


  • All course materials will be sent by email. No printed notes will be provided.
  • Participants are not permitted to record the course via any means, except for their own performance for the review of the trainers.
  • No part of this course, including the feedback by the trainers, may be reproduced in any form without the written and explicit consent of the Bar Council Advocacy Training Committee and its trainers.

Members are encouraged to participate in this course. Places will be given on a first come, first served basis, but Members are encouraged to register their names nonetheless, as it is intended that the course will be organised regularly for the benefit of Members.


Terms and Conditions

Event Policy

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.

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 event is cancelled or postponed by the organiser due to some circumstances.
  • No refunds for this course. However substitution is allowed.

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 the Bar Council, whether now or in the future, may be used, recorded, stored, disclosed or otherwise processed by or on behalf of the Bar Council for the purposes of facilitation and organisation of this event, research and audit, maintenance of a participant database for the promotion of this 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).



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