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
Third Session, 25 March 2021, Thursday
The Increasingly Significant Role of Written Advocacy
This webinar will engage participants in the art of written advocacy, covering aspects of letter writing, affidavits and submissions. It will share the thought process that goes into the preparation of the evidence and submissions and how to effectively persuade the court even before the hearing.
4.45pm Participants log in to webinar
5.00pm Presentation by:
- District Judge Jen Koh, Family Justice Courts
- Mr Sreenivasan Narayanan SC, Partner, K & L Gates Straits Law LLC
- Ms Tan Hui Qing, Associate Director, T L Yap Law Chambers LLC
6.00pm Panel Discussion and Q&A
- Moderated by Mr Raymond Yeo, Sole Proprietor, Raymond Yeo
6.30pm End of webinar