About the event

Specifically designed for anyone seeking a refresher or for practitioners new to advocacy, this course provides essential information to advance legal knowledge and improve advocacy and negotiation.

Hear from distinguished members of the legal profession on case presentation and theory, opening and closing statements, examination and cross examination of witnesses and what makes a good advocate.

As negotiation skills are valuable for all lawyers and critical to all areas of practice, this year also provides expert guidance on negotiation skills.


  • Learn from advocacy experts and embed your knowledge with the provided text book, Advocacy: An Introduction, Curthoys, J; Kendall, C.N.,2006
  • Gain a better understanding of the decision-making process and audience expectations
  • Understand the importance of content and how case theory is involved in interlocutory argument
  • Be across the ethical duties that arise in litigation and in dealings with the court
  • Understand the best cross-examination techniques at your disposal
  • Maximise the strength of your opening and closing statements
  • Advocate effectively in negotiating on behalf of your clients

To register your expression of interest, please email cpd@lawsocietywa.asn.au.

Course Details

Date & Time:
Friday, 18 June 2021 9.00am – 5.00pm



The Law Society of Western Australia

Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace



CPD Points:

4.0 Points Competency 2: Professional Skills
2.0 Points Competency 3: Ethics and Professional Responsibility


To register your expression of interest, please emailcpd@lawsocietywa.asn.au


Date & Time:

Fri, 18 June 2021 9.00am - 5.00pm


Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH wa

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CPD Points:

none Points Professional Management

none Points Professional Responsibility

Points Skills

none Points Ethics







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