Faculty’s Open Day goes virtual
An open day to give senior school pupils and university students an insight into life as an advocate is going virtual.
The Open Day proved a huge hit last year, but with COVID-19 restricting access to Parliament House, it is moving online.
Monday, 13 July - from 10am to 4:30pm - is the date to be noted. Places are limited, and details about how to sign up will be issued soon.
Neil Mackenzie QC, the Faculty of Advocates’ director of training and education, said: “The Faculty is delighted to be hosting its first virtual Open Day for S5 and S6 school pupils and LLB and Diploma students. This is an exciting, innovative opportunity.
“In an opening talk, we will look at the facts, assumptions and biases that underlie the reporting of a recent news story. The participants will then see and discuss how witnesses might be questioned about the reported events. Finally, using the same story, the participants will themselves have the opportunity to play a part in a remote hearing, in which witnesses will be examined and cross-examined, and speeches made to a jury.
“Participants will be sent comprehensive, easy to digest materials to read beforehand.”