Ensure you have the support you need to stay at the forefront of advocacy and to deal with the challenges faced by solicitor advocates. Our Advocacy Section training programme can help civil, family and criminal advocates to compete successfully with other professional advocates and meet the challenges of daily practice.
The needs of criminal advocates are currently most acute and the section will help you prepare for the introduction of the new assessment regime, the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA).
More information on QASA
Responses to fourth consultation (12 July - 9 October 2012) by Joint Advocacy Group (JAG)
Understand how QASA will apply to solicitor advocates (PDF)
Find out how the Law Society can support you, join the Advocacy Section today. The Advocacy Section will provide you with guidance, information, training as well as networking opportunities on a circuit and national level. It was developed in response to feedback from solicitor advocates, and aims to provide support equivalent to that delivered by Inns of Court, creating a supportive community of peers and judges.
Advocacy Section membership is open to all solicitors and paralegals employed by solicitor advocates.
Simply complete and return the annual membership form (PDF 201kb) with your payment or apply online.
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All of the above section benefits are in addition to the range of quality services that you can already access as a member of the Law Society, including:
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During 2012, the Advocacy Section ran successful pilot criminal advocacy courses pitched at a level equivalent to QASA level 2/Higher Rights. More are planned for 2013. If you are interested in taking part, register your interest by emailing email@example.com. Please remember to quote Criminal Advocacy in your subject line. Let us know your location and we'll do our best to run a course near you.
Members can get up to 20 per cent discount on the following publications: