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07 November 2019

New Video Celebrates 20th Anniversary of the Advanced Advocacy Course

The Advanced Advocacy Course of the Law Society of Northern Ireland is celebrating a milestone of achievement this year.

Now in its 20th year, the course continues to go from strength to strength with over 550 solicitors undertaking the course since it started.

Organised by the Law Society of Northern Ireland through the  Advocacy Working Party and in conjunction with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), the course provides solicitors with training to improve and develop their advocacy skills to enable them to become more competent advocates.

Solicitors in Northern Ireland have unrestricted rights of audience to represent clients in the Magistrates Court, County Court and Crown Court by virtue of legislation. They also have limited rights in the High Court by virtue of the Judicature (NI) Act 1978.

To mark the 20th anniversary of the course, the Law Society of Northern Ireland have produced a new video which highlights the significant achievements of the course with interviews with those who set up the course, participated and contributed to its success over the last two decades.

The contributions throughout the new video highlight the importance of the course in the advocacy skills and techniques which it teaches, but also in the sense of empowerment that it provides to the solicitors who undertake it.

The video is also being launched to encourage solicitors from Northern Ireland and further afield who have not undertaken the course or those who have but wish to add to their skill base to sign up for the new Advanced Advocacy Course in 2020.

Given the success of the 2019 course the Society is encouraging members to register their interest in the course now to secure their place next year.

Those wishing to undertake the Advanced Advocacy Course 2020 should click here to register their interest at this early stage. 





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