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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 legal topic – revealed only 24 hours beforehand.

The 2023 National Golden Gavel will be hosted by the Law Society of New South Wales, where the winners of the 2023 Australian Young Lawyer Awards will also be announced.

Date: Friday, 24 November 2023

Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm AEDT

Location: The Law Society of New South Wales, Level 2, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney

Cost: $49.00 (incl. GST)

For more information, and to register, please visit the Law Society of New South Wales’ website here, or contact



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