You are required to attend all the sessions below in order to complete the Online Civil Advocacy Course:
Introduction and Case Analysis
Date: 16 July 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30 am to 4:15 pm
Date: 23 & 24 July 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.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
- Employs proven teaching method used throughout the Commonwealth
- Utilises simulated trial and hearing settings
- Taught by experienced practitioners and trainers
WHAT YOU CAN GAIN
- 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.