Circular 60/12: Advocacy Training Course (24 & 25 Nov 2012)


We are pleased to inform you that the Bar Council Professional Standards & Development Committee will be conducting an Advocacy Training Course (ATC) in Johor, this time in Muar. The course is open to members of the Bar of Johore and Melaka.

ATC is a course jointly organised by the Bar Council Professional Standards & Development Committee, the Chief Registrar’s Office, Lincoln Inn Alumni Association of Malaysia and the Malaysian Inner Temple Alumni Association with the objective of teaching the basics of advocacy based on the Hampel Method which requires participants to perform as advocates in a simulated courtroom environment under the guidance of experienced trainers. The aim of this course is to identify and correct basic mistakes in advocacy, while offering guidance by example.

A training session was successfully conducted in Johor Bahru from 22nd – 23rd October 2011 with a very encouraging response, both in terms of numbers of participants and their active participation in the training. The feedback received from them at the end of the training was that it was invaluable in many respects. Although the course is aimed primarily at lawyers in their first three years of practice by identifying and correcting basic mistakes as well as offering guidance, the value of the instructions and guidance for lawyers beyond that range of practice cannot be gainsaid. The feedback received from such lawyers is that the course was an eye-opener in that what was perceived and accepted as the “right” way of conducting a trial was in fact erroneous. So, it is never too late in the day to gain knowledge and correct our mistakes.

In order to ensure that participants receive sufficient attention and guidance, they will be divided into groups of six to be trained by a minimum of 2 trainers per group. As it an intensive one, the course is open to only 30 participants per session and places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

The further and better particulars are as follow:

Date : 24th – 25th November 2012 (Saturday & Sunday)

Venue : Muar Court Complex

Fee : RM 500.00 per participant

(this is inclusive of course material, lunch & refreshments)

Members are urged to register for the course by completing and submitting the enclosed registration form by fax to the Johore Bar Secretariat at 07-2761188 or Puan Rosita, Muar Bar Room at 06-9532468 by Wednesday 31/10/2012. Acceptance will be confirmed only upon receipt of the payment, as per the enclosed proforma, which must be done no later than Thursday 1st November 2012

One final mention – this course carries 12 points for trainers, facilitators and participants under the Bar Council Continuing Professional Development Scheme.




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