Advocacy is the art of persuasion in court.

The Australian Advocacy Institute Advocacy Skills Workshops provide lawyers at all levels with an opportunity
to improve essential advocacy skills, including effective preparation, performance and communication skills,
in a supportive learning environment.

Participation in an AAI workshop will give you an opportunity to work with and learn from experienced

and skilled advocates who have been trained to help you improve your advocacy.

The AAI offers 3 workshop options:

  • General, Advanced and Specialist advocacy skills workshops open to all members of the legal profession.
  • In-house advocacy skills workshops and programs for law firms and government bodies.
  • Specially tailored workshops for organisations having a right of appearance before any tribunal or hearing.

A not-for-profit institution, the AAI believes all people are entitled to quality legal representation by
skilled and ethical legal advocates.

 

A schedule of workshops currently open for registration appears below.

AAI Advocacy Skills Workshops: Open for registration

A Foundation for Effective Advocacy


This exciting program gives you the opportunity to practise courtroom techniques and strategies with the assistance of a faculty of experienced instructors who will offer constructive
and practical suggestions to improve your advocacy.

Designed for practitioners at all levels across all jurisdictions, this workshop involves instruction, performance and review of the skills, disciplines and techniques involved in good advocacy.

Using a contested hearing as a template, you will practice and receive skills advice in case analysis, preparation, performance preparation, effective examination, cross-examination and persuasive argument.

This supportive, non-competitive simulation, together with instructor demonstrations, suggested readings and personal attention, helps you develop and improve your own personal
and effective style of advocacy.

At an AAI workshop you receive the best possible advocacy skills training and techniques. We provide superior teaching methods, expert faculty and innovative instructive materials to enhance your competency and professionalism and give you a competitive edge in the courtroom.

 

 

 

Sydney 12-13 October 2018 - REGISTER HERE

Advocacy Skills Workshop

Open to all legal practitioners.

Location: Sydney

12-13 October, 2018
Friday: 5 to 7pm and Saturday: 8.30am to 5.00pm

Registration will open 2 July 2018.
Registration will be limited to 32 participants.

Contact AAI if you wish to be added to the mail list: aai@advocacy.com.au

For full course details click here.

Registration Fee:

All Registrations: $1,450 (incl. gst).
Fee includes a copy of the AAI Advocacy Manual (RRP: $198).

This workshop qualifies for CPD/CLE points.

Discounted registration available for ALS, Legal Aid

and Community Legal Services. See below.

For discount eligibility contact AAI: aai@advocacy.com.au.

Advocacy Skills for

Family Lawyers

Location: Sydney

26-27 October, 2017
Friday: 5-7pm and Saturday: 8.30am-5.00pm

Open to all legal practitioners.

Registration will open 2 July 2018.
Registration will be limited to 32 participants.

Contact AAI if you wish to be added to the mail list: aai@advocacy.com.au

For full course details click here.

Registration Fee:

All Registrations: $1,450 (incl. gst).
Fee includes a copy of the AAI Advocacy Manual (RRP: $198).

 

This workshop qualifies for CPD/CLE points.

 

Discounted registration available for ALS, Legal Aid

and Community Legal Services. See below.

For discount eligibility contact AAI: aai@advocacy.com.au.

Advocacy in the Family Court

The Australian Advocacy Institute’s workshops are designed
to enable advocates to develop their skills in the pursuit of professional excellence.

This Family Law workshop will focus on:

  • Examination in Chief - The Family Court requires evidence in chief to be on affidavit, mainly drawn by solicitors. It is essential that anyone drafting such a document have a thorough grasp of leading evidence in chief.
  • Cross Examination - To cross examine effectively you must know what final arguments will be made to the Court. Learning to cross examine helps to hone these skills and enables better preparation of briefs to Counsel and preparation generally.
  • Legal Argument - Presenting a well prepared, structured, persuasive argument in the Family Court setting.
  • Ex-parte Applications - Presenting successful urgent
    ex-parte applications which are common in this jurisdiction.

 

Sydney 26-27 October 2018 - REGISTER HERE

 

Further Information:

Details of the next scheduled Advocacy Skills Workshop
will be posted here once confirmed.

To be notified by email click here.

Discounted Registration:

Discounted registration may be available for ALS,
Legal Aid and Community Legal Services lawyers.

Please email AAI for details: aai@advocacy.com.au.

To view the AAI Workshop confirmation and cancellation policy click here.

CLE & CPD Points: In general, all AAI Workshops qualify for CLE/CPD points, usually the maximum number of points

                                    claimable within one specialist section. Check with your state Bar Association/Law Society.

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