Fundamentals: Court Etiquette Basics

Court Etiquette Basics

Katrina Musgrove and Kate Martin discuss what you need to learn Court Etiquette Basics and master the art of courtroom decorum. Discover why etiquette and civility are paramount, what the court expects from you, and the crucial steps of proceedings. Learn key skills for new lawyers, appropriate attire, and how to interact with court staff. From entering the courtroom to addressing the court and opponents, we'll cover it all—including how to prepare for court, handle common issues, and advocate effectively for your client.


  • This is an on-demand webinar you can watch at anytime - a link and password will be sent to you when you register. 
  • Members will earn 1 CPD point in core area 3
  • This event was recorded as part of the Fundamentals Webinar Series on Tuesday 30 April. 
  • This recording will expire on 31 March 2025
  • Cost: Members - $25, Non-members - $70

Katrina Musgrove


Katrina was called to the Bar in 2016. Her areas of practice include criminal law, coronial inquests and inquiries, Royal Commissions, care and protection proceedings, professional discipline, administrative law and judicial review. Katrina’s legal background is as a criminal prosecutor for the Commonwealth and ACT DPP. She has appeared in a wide range of matters including jury trials, appeals, sentences and bail applications before the ACT Supreme Court and NSW District Court. She also has extensive hearing experience in the lower courts and tribunals, and is a member of the NSW Legal Aid indictable criminal law barrister panel. Katrina’s areas of practice include administrative and judicial review, care and protection, coronial law, criminal law, planning law, professional discipline and royal commissions. 

Katrina is passionate about effective and persuasive advocacy, which starts well before you enter the courtroom. As a highly experienced advocate, Katrina is well placed to provide helpful insight to new practitioners on courtroom etiquette and advocacy.

Kate Martin

Kate was admitted to practice in 2021. She is currently a solicitor at Moray and Agnew, practising in insurance litigation. Prior to being admitted Kate was the associate to Justice Mossop and then to Associate Justice McWilliam (as her Honour then was) of the ACT Supreme Court.

In her practice Kate appears regularly in the ACT Courts before Registrars, Magistrates and Judges. She also serves as a member of the ACT Law Society’s New Lawyers Committee.


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