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ATSILS Bi-Annual Family/Civil Law Conference & Inagural Legal Advocacy Skills Development Workshop

Last week we gathered our 37 strong Family & Civil Law teams from across the state for a week of innovative skills development in Brisbane. The event was part of ATSILS ongoing commitment to workforce development and continuing access to quality mentoring and professional development opportunities.

The event was well received by staff and we were privileged to have such an interesting line up of highly qualified and interesting speakers. A key aspect of the program was the inaugural Legal Advocacy Skills Development workshop led by Craig Smith –(Faculty of Law at QUT). This workshop gave staff the opportunity to hone their advocacy skills under the expert guidance of a team of specialist Barristers. The focus was on a practical framework for developing robust case theory, building persuasive arguments, and presenting evidence in a way that can assist in improving outcomes for clients.

The collegiate spirit evident at the event created a fantastic environment for the team to share their local knowledge and experiences and ensure we continue to deliver quality legal services responsive to the needs of our diverse client group.

Thanks to all staff and presenters from the legal assistance sector and Government who helped make the event a success.

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