2021 Vulnerable Witness Advocacy Training Program


In-Person - Saturday 17 July 2021

The NSW Bar Association is delighted to confirm it will host a Vulnerable Witness Advocacy Training Program, in conjunction with the Australian Advocacy Institute, on Saturday, 17 July 2021.

The practical in-person training will focus on the Australian Royal Commission's recommendations in the Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The workshop will provide training in the sensitivities involved in questioning vulnerable witnesses, dealing with vulnerable witnesses in court, and obtaining the best evidence from a vulnerable person. Participants will leave the course with a greater understanding of the fundamental principles behind approaching, questioning, and dealing with vulnerable people.

The Vulnerable Witness Advocacy Training Program combines traditional teaching methods with a more practical and skills-based approach to advocacy training. The goal is to inspire barristers to continually examine how they practice and pursue excellence in their advocacy in a supportive, engaging and challenging environment. The full-day program will be lead by Australian judges and senior practitioners.

To demonstrate the NSW Bar Associations commitment to and recognition of the importance of this training, the workshop is provided at a subsidised rate to all NSW Practising Certificate holders.

There are places available for only 24 barristers. Please register early to avoid disappointment.


When - Saturday 17 July 2021, 9 am – 5pm

Where - In-person, location to be advised.

Cost - $995 inc GST

The workshop is run by registration only and places are strictly limited. To REGISTER please click HERE.

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