Confidence in the Courtroom
The 2019 Confidence in the Courtroom event is an interactive, full day advocacy workshop taking place from 8:30am to 5:00pm on Friday, 23 August 2019 in the Commonwealth Law Courts Building, jointly hosted by Queensland Young Lawyers (QYL) and the Family Law Practitioner’s Association (FLPA).
For lawyers under 3 years PAE this is the perfect opportunity to gain firsthand experience in the courtroom and hone your advocacy skills. This event is also open to graduate lawyers who are yet to be admitted.
By popular demand, this year will also include a Prep Session on Wednesday 7 August 2019 from 5.30pm to 8.00pm. This session will involve a panel discussion with experienced members of the profession to provide “tips and tricks” on how to prepare for Court, combat your nerves, and ensure the best outcome for your clients.
The workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to prepare for and appear before a Federal Circuit Court Judge in a mock Federal Circuit Court duty list. Participants will also be able to observe mock interims hearings run by experienced Counsel before a Judge of the Family Court. Registrants will receive feedback on their appearances from the bench and from Counsel who will be on hand throughout the sessions to provide guidance and advice.
Confidence in the Courtroom is an excellent opportunity to get to know your fellow early career lawyers, with opportunities for networking throughout the course of the day. At the conclusion of the formalities, registrants will also have the opportunity to meet Judges and Counsel, who have generously volunteered their time to make this event happen, over a drink and canapes.
When & Where:
Prep session: Wednesday, 7 August 2019 – 5.30pm to 8.00pm, at College of Law, 140 Ann Street, Brisbane
Advocacy Workshop: Friday, 23 August 2019 - 8:30am to 5pm, Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 119 North Quay, Brisbane
FLPA & QYL Members - $350
Non-FLPA Members - $380
Click here to register.
* QYL members please email email@example.com for the QYL registration code.
** A limited number of tickets for Caxton Legal Centre and Legal Aid have been set aside at a discounted rate. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the registration code.
The cost includes morning tea and lunch, and networking drinks and canapes at the conclusion of the workshop.
If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The CPD Points are self-assessed and further enquiries can be made with the Queensland Law Society.
Cancellations non-refundable, substitute permitted.