The Golden Gavel


The Southern Young Lawyers Committee is calling upon all lawyers out there to join us for LOLs at the Golden Gavel on Friday 12 August.

The Golden Gavel is an opportunity for lawyers to showcase their comedic genius, and for the winner to win a trip to Canberra to compete in the national Golden Gavel Final on Friday 21 October.

Participants are given five minutes to argue their case on a usually far-fetched legal topic – revealed only 24 hours beforehand, and judged by an esteemed panel of notable comedians.

This year the Gavel returns to one of Hobart’s most iconic comedy and performance venues – the Kissing Room at the Grand Poobah.

While only young lawyers (35 or under) may represent Tasmania at the national competition, WE INVITE ALL LAWYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GOLDEN GAVEL. Entrants can nominate themselves by emailing, messaging us on Facebook, or by contacting our esteemed host, Jake Farmer.

We hope to see a big turnout from the legal profession for this hilarious event.

When: Friday 12 August 2022 from 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Kissing Room at The Grand Poobah – upstairs at 142 Liverpool Street
$15 pre-booked tickets
$20 entry on the door

All participants will have free admission to the event