Bar Readers' Course
Clause 5(1)(b) of the WABA’s Constitution provides that membership of the WABA is conditional upon an applicant having completed, or having undertaken to complete within a time specified by Bar Council, any Bar Readers’ Course (BRC) prescribed by Bar Council, subject to any exemption granted by Bar Council. Click here to download a copy of the BRC Exemption Policy.
The BRC comprises four modules: Advocacy; Evidence; Ethics; and Jurisdiction and Procedure.
The Ethics, Jurisdiciton and Procedure and Evidence modules of the 2013 BRC will be conducted over a 6 week period, commencing on Tuesday, 30 April and concluding on Thursday, 6 June. Click here to download a 2013 BRC Calendar.
The Advocacy module completed by way of undertaking the Australian Bar Association Essential Trial Advocacy Course (ETAC). ETAC is designed to cater for ‘junior’ barristers from small bars in Australia. Organisation of the ETAC alternates between the Western Australialn Bar Association and the South Australian Bar Association (SABA). The 2013 ETAC will be conducted by the WABA in Perth between 24-28 June. A registration brochure will be available on this website shortly.
Subject to any exemption granted by Bar Council, participants are required to complete the first BRC offered after commencing practise exclusively as a barrister and attend all seminars in each module. Click here to download a copy of the Specified Time, Attendance and Deferral Policy.