Practical Advocacy Weekend 2024

Practical Advocacy Weekend 2024

Practical Advocacy Weekend 2024

This intensive course provides valuable experience in appearing before the court for junior practitioners, practitioners new to litigation and anyone seeking to update their advocacy skills.

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

In preparation for the weekend, you will attend a briefing session on case theory and case analysis from our Head Coaches. Voice and performance coaching will also be provided before the weekend and will continue throughout the weekend.

The practical application comprises of one civil interlocutory injunction where participants argue for either the applicant or the respondent, and one criminal matter which will allow the participants to practise the examination and cross examinations of witnesses and closing statements. Aspiring advocates will recognise the benefits of this programme.


Compulsory Pre-Weekend Sessions

Voice and Performance Coaching with Julia Moody

Saturday, 5 October 9.00am – 11.00am

College of Law, Durack Centre, 263 Adelaide Terrace, Perth

This session will provide an invaluable opportunity to gain insights from one of Western Australia’s leading voice and performance coaches. Julia Moody will provide you with practical techniques to develop and improve your courtroom performance and case delivery


Briefing Session with Bill Keane and Anthony Crocker

Wednesday, 9 October 5.00pm – 6.30pm

The Law Society of Western Australia, Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace, Perth

At this session, Bill Keane and Anthony Crocker will instruct you on the best ways to prepare your cases for Practical Advocacy Weekend. You will be provided with a rundown of what to expect at the weekend and will be given your course materials.


Practical Advocacy Weekend

Saturday 19 October, 8.20am – 5.00pm and Sunday 20 October 2024, 8.30am – 1.30pm

The Children’s Court of Western Australia, 160 Pier St, Perth

At Practical Advocacy Weekend, you will gain hands on experience by performing as an advocate in an actual courtroom environment, supported by a advocate/coach ratio of six to two. Experienced coaches will observe your performance and use proven techniques to deliver effective feedback.


Flyer and Registration Form

Registrations close Monday, 30 September 2024.



  1. This seminar is subject to change.
  2. The Legal Practice Board of Western Australia states that CPD Points are awarded for a full hour and/ or half hour of attendance. Lesser periods are rounded down to the nearest half hour. 
  3. A practitioner cannot claim CPD points for attending a seminar that has the same content during the same CPD year. The content must extend the practitioner’s knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to the solicitor’s practice needs or professional development.  Practitioners should not request CPD points for any subsequent seminars which contain the same or similar content within the same CPD year.


*Please note that to create a booking you will be redirected to the MyPage portal

Saturday, 19 October 2024 8:00 am


Sunday, 20 October 2024 1:30 pm
The Children’s Court of Western Australia

160 Pier St, Perth WA 6000


CPD Freedom:

Areas of Law

CPD Points

Practice Management
Professional Skills
Ethics & Responsibility
Substantive Law


Head Coach: Bill Keane Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers
Head Coach: Anthony Crocker Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers
Julia Moody Voice and Performance Coach
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