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Members get free access to four one-hour webinars per year (normal price £160), and discounted entry to other Advocacy Section and Law Society events

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Michaelmas drinks (14 December)

The Law Society’s Advocacy Section and the Solicitor Judges Division are hosting a Michaelmas drinks evening for judges and solicitor advocates.

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Judicial appointments – tips on the process (5 June)

This event is aimed at members who are interested in a career in the judiciary.

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A toast to the legal term Hilary

The Advocacy Section and the Solicitor Judges Division toast the legal term Hilary (6 April) 

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Inclusive Section webinars 2017

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Webinar: Case stated appeals: practice and procedure (8 August 2017)

Andrew Morris outlines the case stated appeals procedure from the magistrates and Crown court. This webinar is inclusive to Section members.  

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Vulnerable Witness Training: the background and what it will cover (16 March 2017)

Join this webinar to find out more about the implications of vulnerable witness training the benefits of it and why it will improve your advocacy.

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Recent Advocacy Section events


Event: The art of good advocacy (London, 26 April 2016)

Are you a solicitor advocate who specialises in criminal, civil or family advocacy and want to know how to perfect your advocacy skills? Join us at this interactive seminar where Deputy SPJ Lady Justice Macur and Law Society Council member Ian Kelcey will share their practical top tips on how to master the art of good advocacy. 

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Advocacy Section seminars: you can do it! Increase your chances of success at court

These regional seminars will be held in Newcastle, Birmingham and Cardiff in March 2015 and are free to Advocacy Section members

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District judge (Magistrates’ Court) judicial appointment: understanding the application process (20 March)

The Solicitor Judges Division is hosting a free judicial appointments preparation event at the Law Society for the district judge (magistrate court) exercise launching on 21 March 2017.

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Benefits of Membership*

The Advocacy Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement Programmehas been created in consultation with the Section Committee, and will focus on key issues including:

  • MOJ consultation on criminal advocacy reforms
  • Practical guidance on how to prepare for the unexpected
  • Vulnerable witnesses training
  • QASA developments
  • Dos and Don’ts in the court room
  • Better case management

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Seminars, Webinars, Practical Training Videos, Discounts off Law Society publications and webinars, E-newsletters, Features, Commentary, News and a LinkedIn Group.

*See Section terms and conditions

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