Practical Advocacy Weekend

Saturday 5th August, 2017 7:45 am – Sunday 6th August, 2017 12:30 pm
Children's Court of Western Australia
160 Pier Street Perth

This course provides invaluable experience in appearing before the court for junior practitioners, individuals new to litigation and anyone seeking a refresher in advocacy.

This intensive course offers practical exercises in small groups with guidance and constructive feedback from volunteer teachers who are experienced advocates, including barristers and members of the judiciary.

Practical application comprises of one civil interlocutory injunction where participants argue for either the applicant or the respondent. The problem question used for practising examinations and cross-examinations of witnesses and closing statements is a criminal problem. Budding civil advocates will recognise the benefits of this as a large number of preeminent civil barristers honed their advocacy skills while practising in crime.

This year, respected voice coach Julia Moody will help prepare advocacy weekend participants with vocal and performance coaching at a pre-weekend session on Saturday, 22 July 2017. Julia Moody has worked extensively with advocates both locally and internationally, as a respected voice and performance coach.  Attendance at this valuable session is included in the course fee.

Completion of the Essentials of Advocacy are recommended prior to Practical Advocacy Weekend but is not essential.

  • 5 points Competency 2 Professional Skills
  • 1 points Competency 3 Ethics and Professional Responsibility



His Hon Judge Patrick O’Neal
Head Coach

The Hon Justice John Chaney

Her Honour Judge Linda Petrusa SC

Her Honour Judge Julie Wager

His Honour Judge Laurie Levy SC

Carmel Barbagallo SC

John Vaughan SC

Mara Barone

Member - Essentials and Advocacy Weekend