WHAT IS SENIOR TRIAL ADVOCACY?

Senior Trial Advocacy is the most fast-paced and exciting competition MSLS offers. Generally only requiring 1-2 hours of preparation time, trial advocacy is much less of a burden on the participant than a moot. On the other hand, it provides a challenge to one’s quick-thinking skills that its counterpart does not.

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The Trial Advocacy Competition is a simulated civil or criminal trial. Rather than arguing over legal principles, competitors will be trying to convince the judge that their story is more plausible. The trial will run through opening statements, examination in chief, cross-examination and closing statements. Trial Advocacy runs with one barrister and one non-competitive witness. Competitors will be required to think on their feet, but the advocacy skills developed will be priceless. Senior Trial Advocacy is a solo competition.
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COMPETITION DATES

Information Seminar – 29 March 2017

General Round 1 – 5 April 2017

General Round 2 – 12 April 2017

Quarter Final – 26 April 2017

Semi Final – 3 May 2017

Grand Final – 10 May 2017

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CARMEN GROBBELAAR – CVP

If you require any further information regarding this competition or any other competition, please do not hesitate to contact Carmen our CVP at cvp@msls.asn.au

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