Two days of professional training and networking

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November 2017

Accredited for full MCLE points

Networking dinner – Saturday night

To register


Designed for:

Early career legal practitioners seeking to improve their 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

This two-day workshop provides early career legal 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.

On day one, participants will be guided through a thorough overview of theoretical and practical aspects of courtroom advocacy as well as extensive general “tips and tactics”. A relaxed round table dealing with courtroom ethics and etiquette will be held on day two of the workshop.

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 25 & Sunday 26 November 2017


Day one: 8.45am for a 9.00am start – 4.30pm
Day two: 9.00am – 12.00 noon


Morning tea, lunch and refreshments
Networking dinner – Saturday 25 November


Wollongong Local Court
Market St & Church St

Cost (incl GST):

Standard price: $1,190
Discounted price – NSW Young Lawyer members: $990
Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and networking dinner are included


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 10 November, the amount paid less 20% will be returned. No refunds will be made after 10 November 2017.