2020 Isaac Pitblado Lectures

Virtually Everything You Need to Know About Advocacy

Friday, November 20, 2020   |    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.    |    Video Webinar

The 2020 Pitblado Organizing Committee is adapting program plans to ensure that the Lectures take place in a way that is safe for everyone involved. Online livestream access to the Lectures will be available given that restrictions on in-person gatherings will likely prevent us coming together in the usual way.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Pitblado Lectures. The world has changed a lot since 1960 and now the COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on how we currently live, work and learn. It has affected how law is practiced and how legal matters are dealt with by the Courts.

This year’s Lectures will provide presentations on advocacy topics relevant to civil, criminal, family and administrative law practitioners. Remote advocacy will be a focus. The legal profession is dealing with the challenges, and realising the benefits, of virtual and teleconference advocacy on a scale never experienced before. It will be important to consider what aspects of remote advocacy should be retained in a post COVID-19 world.

As the speakers reflect on the evolution of advocacy, there will also be discussion of advocacy fundamentals; the basic skills that always apply. You will receive substantive guidance on written and oral advocacy.

Please join us for a day of fascinating ideas and information, delivered by a wide-ranging faculty of judges, lawyers and academics.

Eligibility for CPD Hours:
This program may be reported for up to 6 hours of CPD activity, including 1.5 hours EPPM.

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