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National Golden Gavel

Each year, young lawyers test their public speaking skills and comedic genius at Golden Gavel competitions across the country. The winners of each state and territory competition face off at the National Golden Gavel, to prove that an ounce of wit is worth a pound of argument.

The prestigious National Golden Gavel, presented by the Australian Young Lawyers' Committee of the Law Council of Australia, provides an opportunity for young lawyers to showcase their advocacy and comedy skills, with each given five minutes to argue their case on a usually far-fetched topic - revealed only 24 hours beforehand.

The 2022 National Golden Gavel will be held in Canberra and is hosted by the ACT Law Society’s New Lawyers Committee.

The Hon Justice Lucy McCallum, Chief Justice of the ACT Supreme Court, will deliver an address on the future of the legal profession and the role of advocacy. Julian Morrow, co-founder of The Chaser and Giant Dwarf, will be MC for the event.

The winners of the Law Council’s 2022 Australian Young Lawyer Awards will also be announced.

Event details

Tickets can be purchased here.

This is a night not to be missed!


The Law Council would like to thank platinum sponsors, the College of Law and Moray & Agnew Lawyers, and gold sponsor Naiman Clarke and Key Chambers, for supporting this event.

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