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10 May 2024 4:30pm - 12 May 2024 2:30pm

Advocacy and Ethics Course in York for Bar Course students.

The programme includes:

  • advocacy exercises
  • ethics discussion sessions
  • a series of talks by prominent members of the Inn

The weekend also offers time in a relaxed and informal setting to meet and interact with barrister, judicial and Bencher Members of the Inn.

Event details

Location: Radisson Hotel, York City Centre

Date and time: Friday 10 May to Sunday 12 May

  • compulsory online case analysis session on Tuesday 30 April, 6pm

Who can attend: Open to current Bar Course student Members only

Cost: Students and barristers within 3 years of Call: £82

How to book

The Education department will contact eligible students.

Contact the Education Department with any questions regarding this event.

Qualifying Session

Qualifying Session (QS): 5 QS

Theme: Advocacy Skills; Ethics, Standards and Values; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Learning outcomes:

Equality, diversity and inclusion 

  1. Consider equality, diversity and inclusion at the Bar
  2. Discuss implications of inequality and a lack of diversity and inclusion on the rule of law and the profession.
  3. Identify sources of advice, support and guidance realting to equality, diversity and inclusion issues.”

Professional Statement mapping: 1.1, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.16, 2.3, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.4

Advocacy training

  1. Practise delivering examination in chief of witnesses that is clear, well-organised and persuasive.
  2. Practise delivering cross-examination of witnesses that is clear, well-organised and persuasive.
  3. Consider content and advocacy skills for a closing speech.
  4. Demonstrate confidence in advocacy, incorporating feedback from trainers.

Professional Statement mapping: 1.3, 1.5, 1.8, 1.11, 1.15, 1.17, 2.6, 3.1, 3.4, 4.1

Ethics, standards and values

  1. Discuss ethical dilemmas in the context of professional practice.
  2. Apply the code of conduct to inform ethical decisions in line with standards and values of the profession.

Professional Statement mapping: 1.1, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.16, 2.3, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.4

Preparation required: Yes

Interactive: Yes

To be awarded the QS for this event you are required to join the event on time and stay for the full duration of the event. Please enter your full name when joining the event so that we can record attendance and update the QS records accordingly. This can take up to two weeks.

Please see Qualifying Sessions for further information.

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