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Launch of new Advanced Advocacy Course for Solicitors

A new Diploma in Advocacy Skills is being offered to solicitors this autumn through collaboration between the Diploma Centre and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). 

International NITA advocacy trainers and Irish subject matter experts will use dynamic interactive teaching methods to lead participants through this valuable 5 day course. Sessions will take place in the purpose-built, state-of-the-art Mock Courtroom in the Law Society of Ireland and are geared towards all skill levels and areas of advocacy. The unique learning-by-doing method will place participants in the courtroom, where they will be guided on key applications and motion hearings in 4 fundamental areas of practice including Family Law, Employment, Insolvency and Banking Enforcement.

NITA (America’s leading provider of legal advocacy skills training) embraces the importance of providing solicitors and trainees the opportunity to explore, develop and reflect on their skills by examining the principles and practices of advocacy. The programme is based on the following modular scheme and covers key themes as listed below. 


With the support of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) we are delighted to offer two bursaries on the Diploma in Advocacy Skills. Applications will be considered from solicitors who are involved in public interest litigation or who provide pro bono services and who would normally be self-funding a course of this nature. Please apply by Friday 12 October.

Applicants are required to:

  • complete a detailed application form
  • submit a personal statement outlining the nature of their work and how the Diploma will benefit their on-going public service. (max. 750 words)
  • supply details of a referee


For further information visit  or contact Dr Freda Grealy by email: or telephone: 01 672 4946.


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