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Online Criminal Advocacy Training Course

27 Nov 2021 - Sat / 1 day / 9:00am - 11:45am / Zoom

This course provides an opportunity for any Member of the Bar not only to understand and enhance their advocacy skills generally, but also to learn specific criminal defence advocacy skills. One does not have to be a criminal law practitioner to participate in this course.

Highlight: Registration is closed due to overwhelming response.
Organisers: Bar Council

CPD Points: 12
Circular No: 387/2021
Event Code:
T5/0405122021/BC/BC213010/12

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Description

Participants have to attend all session for the Online Criminal Advocacy Training Course:

Audio and Visual Presentation and Case Analysis

Date: 27 Nov 2021 (Saturday)
Time 9:00 am – 11:45 am

Training Sessions

Date: 4 & 5 Dec 2021 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 8:45 am to 1:55 pm (Saturday) | 9:30 pm to 1:15 pm (Sunday)

Registration fee:

Members of the Bar: RM 250
Pupil In Chambers: RM 250

Criminal Trial Advocacy is a skill that can be learnt. The Bar Council Advocacy Training Committee has been providing this course to Members of the Bar for almost 10 years now. This course provides an opportunity for any Member of the Bar not only to understand and enhance their advocacy skills generally, but also to learn specific criminal defence advocacy skills. One does not have to be a criminal law practitioner to participate in this course. Any Member of the Bar can benefit from this course.

Under the personalised tutelage of two senior lawyers experienced in handling criminal trials, you will be one of the four participants in a virtual classroom.

You will be asked to do examination in chief, cross-examination, submission in a drug related case study under the watchful eyes of your trainers. There is also a separate component on mitigation where you will be asked to do a plea in mitigation for your clients. You will then be shown ways to improve your level of advocacy in these areas.

It is an intense course but having conducted this course for 10 years and having heard from the previous participants how this course has been rewarding to them, we can assure you that the knowledge and skill you will learn from this course will enhance your level of competency, not only in advocacy skills in general but particularly in criminal defence advocacy skills.

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 criminal 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.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

  • Employs proven teaching method used throughout the Commonwealth
  • Utilises simulated trial /online 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

MORE BENEFITS

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

Notes:

  • 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.

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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.

Cancellation 

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 

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.

Transferral

You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.

Attendance 

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.

Privacy 

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.

Disclaimer

  • 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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