Saturday 30 June 2018

Accredited for full MCLE points

Post event networking drinks

To register

Presented by three of Australia’s leading practical legal educators, this workshop provides early career law practitioners an opportunity to grow their advocacy skills and knowledge in a dynamic courtroom environment. It provides continuing professional development (CPD) points across the areas of ethics, personal and practice management, substantive law and advocacy.

Designed for:

Early career legal practitioners seeking to develop their advocacy skills and increase their confidence in courtroom advocacy.

Total CPD Units:


Presented by:

Tim Sharman | Sharman Robertson Solicitors
Michael Lalor | Managing Lawyer (ACT) with the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)

Joining the instructor team for the workshop will be senior members of the judiciary and bar both current and retired.

Workshop Overview

Participants will be guided through a thorough overview of theoretical and practical aspects of courtroom advocacy as well as extensive general “tips and tactics”. The workshop will conclude with a relaxed round table dealing with courtroom ethics and etiquette followed by networking drinks.

Participants are provided with all necessary factual and background scenario material and although not mandatory participants are encouraged to film their advocacy for review.

Individual feedback is provided by our experienced presenters together with practical tips for appearing in the Local and District Courts of NSW.

All Advocacy Project workshops provide participants with a unique opportunity to established valuable and enjoyable networks with colleagues within the profession.

At the conclusion of the workshop participants will:

  • Understand how to analyse factual scenarios and develop submissions in a common sense fashion
  • Understand how to frame those submissions within a legal context using clear, concise and everyday language
  • Understand how to present those submissions in in a practical, engaging manner
  • Have established valuable and enjoyable networks with colleagues within the profession


Saturday 30 June 2018


8.45am (for a 9.00am start) – 6.30pm


Morning tea, lunch and refreshments
Post event networking drinks


Wollongong Local Court
Market St & Church St, Wollongong

Cost (incl GST):

Early bird: $450 (closes Friday 25 May, 2018)
Standard price: $499
Workshop fees include catering and post event networking drinks.


To register for the “Advocacy in the local and district courts of NSW” workshop please visit
The Advocacy Project
event registration site.

Cancellation Policy:

For cancellations up to Friday 15 June, the amount paid less 20% will be returned. No refunds will be made after Friday 15 June 2018, unless the event is cancelled by The Advocacy Project.

A minimum of 15 people are required for this workshop to proceed. The Advocacy Project reserves the right to cancel an event due to circumstances which would make the event non-viable. In the event a workshop is cancelled, registered participants will be offered a full refund.