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Call for Competitors – Victorian Golden Gavel

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Call for Competitors – Victorian Golden Gavel

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Sear the audience with your wit and rhetoric. Get your chance to infuse your case with humour and clever banter.
 
This is the 2021 Victorian Golden Gavel Competition. With only 10 spaces open, first in, best dressed, we're looking for the strongest competitors in the state – young lawyers who don't shy away in the face of competition but find that a little bit of conflict adds zest to their work.

This year’s theme is The Unforeseen Consequences of Technology.
 
Will you be the one who defines the unseeable rules that will help control the matrix and set humans free?

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    Sear the audience with your wit and rhetoric. Get your chance to infuse your case with humour and clever banter.
     
    This is the 2021 Victorian Golden Gavel Competition. With only 10 spaces open, we're looking for the strongest competitors in the state – young lawyers who don't shy away in the face of competition but find that a little bit of conflict adds zest to their work.
     
    This year’s theme is The Unforeseen Consequences of Technology.

    Competitors will have only 24 hours to prepare their topic and five minutes to deliver their case.

    Note, you must be an LIV Young Lawyer* member to compete, and only one entry per law firm is permitted.
    *Young Lawyers are graduates and lawyers with up to 6 years of PQE and/or under 36 years.

    Competitor spaces are strictly limited to 10, first in, best dressed, so register early to ensure you make the cut.

  • Judges and Moderators

    Master of Ceremonies:

    • Adrian Dean – Association, Heinz Law (2019 Winner)

    Judging Panel:

    • Tania Wolff – LIV President
    • Tessa Micucci – LIV Young Lawyers President
    • Magistrate Donna Bakos – Head of the Criminal Division – Magistrates’ Court of Victoria
  • The Golden Gavel Competition

    The Golden Gavel is a national public speaking competition endorsed by the Law Council of Australia. It sees the best and brightest young lawyers in each State and Territory represent their firm and association before an audience of legal professionals from around Australia.

    Each State holds their own competition to determine finalists to compete in the national competition. The Victorian event has been held continuously since 2009 and is open to 10 competitors (one per law firm). The event comprises a panel of three adjudicators who will critique each presentation (the LIV President, a member of the judiciary, and a high-profile media guest). Competitors each receive a humorous topic with only 24-hours to prepare a 5-minute presentation to the audience. 

    Competitor Guidelines will be available soon.