A special event to celebrate advocacy and its vital role in Scots law is being lined up by the Faculty of Advocates for International Women’s Day.
“Advocacy” will feature talks by senior legal figures, and a new exhibition of photographic portraits, “Advocates: women at work”.
With advocate Maryam Labaki in the chair, the Lord President, Lord Carloway, leads the way with a discussion: How to win your case – what judges look for in advocates.
Anna Poole QC, will examine, Equitable briefing – issues and solutions, and a conversation between Angela Grahame QC, Vice-Dean of Faculty, and Claire Mitchell, president of the Scottish Criminal Bar Association, will give advice on, Establishing and sustaining an advocacy practice.
The exhibition of portraits showcases the work of professional photographer and advocate Victoria Young.
Ms Poole said: “I’m delighted that the Lord President has agreed to come to speak and help us mark International Women’s Day. This event will be illuminating for all involved in litigation – not just those who appear in court but also those who instruct them – and anybody wondering about coming to the bar.”
The free event is on Thursday, 8 March – International Women’s Day, which this year has the theme #PressforProgress – and will run from 4:30pm to 6pm.
Places are limited, so early booking is advised.