Sat 23 March | 9:00AM - 1:15PM | Manukau District Court MAP


Cross-examination can make or break your case. In this learn-by-doing workshop, you will get to test your cross-examination skills and get individualised feedback from experienced practitioners in the field and members of the judiciary. Refine your cross-examination skills to increase your confidence and competitive edge.

This is your opportunity to test your practical skills and receive feedback on your strategies and techniques direct from the ultimate decision-maker - the Judge. This workshop sold out in 2017 and 2018 - there are limited places available, register now to secure your spot.

Click here to read His Honour Judge Andrée Wiltens' LawNews article Practice makes perfect at ADLS cross-examination workshop

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn more about how to properly plan and define your objectives for the cross-examination.
  • Build up your cross-examination confidence by engaging in practical learn-by-doing sessions followed by individual feedback.
  • Meet colleagues and engage in a challenging learning experience with them.

Who should attend?

All lawyers who want to develop their cross-examination skills will benefit from this workshop. It is especially relevant to criminal law practitioners and although there is a focus on criminal cases, civil litigators and family law practitioners will also benefit greatly from this workshop.

Previous Workshop Attendee Feedback

"The best workshop ever. Perfection – how could it be better?"

"Good location, great Judges and QC’s"

"Practical experience and learning first hand from Judges and experienced QC's" 

"Well organised and a lot of content explored".



Session at capacity

New workshop date available

Saturday, 6 July


Paul Dacre QC

Paul Borich QC

Marie Dyhrberg QC

Rachael Reed QC 

Denise Wallwork

Sam McMullan

Ish Jayanandan

Julie-Anne Kincade


Judge Wiltens

Judge Earwaker

Judge Winter

Judge Bergseng