With an increasing spotlight on appropriate dispute resolution and adopting resolution of family matters through the lens of therapeutic justice, traditional advocacy as we know it and practised it in the past is changing.
In its traditional form, one thinks of advocacy as arguing and presenting your client’s case in court and only persuading the judge. However, in family matters, advocacy begins when you first meet your client and takes the form of understanding your client’s case and concerns, and also persuading your client to take a constructive and reasonable approach which may yield an outcome for parties, not necessarily through the litigation route.
The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) Professional Affairs Committee’s (PAC) Family Law and Children’s Rights Chapter (FLCRC) is proud to present these three webinars focussed on the right approach to advocacy in family
Second Session, 21 January 2021, Thursday
Hearings in a Virtual World: The Art of Persuasion in Ancillary and Appellate Hearings
This webinar will share advocacy tips and how to navigate virtual hearings including hearings with litigants-in-person and the challenges faced in ancillary matters and appellate hearings.
4.45pm Participants log in to webinar
5.00pm Presentation by:
- The Honourable Justice Debbie Ong, Presiding Judge, Family Justice Courts
- District Judge Tan Shin Yi, Family Justice Courts
- Mr Gregory Vijayendran SC, Partner, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
- Ms Loh Wai Mooi, Partner, Bih Li & Lee LLP
6.00pm Panel Discussion and Q&A
- Moderated by Mr Yap Teong Liang, Director, T L Yap Law Chambers LLC
6.30pm End of webinar