Advocacy is the art of persuasion in court.

The Australian Advocacy Institute Advocacy Skills Workshops provide lawyers 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

General Advocacy Skills Workshop

Location: Sydney

6-7 October, 2017
Friday: 5-7pm and Saturday: 9am-5.30pm

Open to all legal practitioners.

For full course details click here.

Workshop Status: CONFIRMED


Please email

Registration Fee:

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

Discounted registration available for ALS, Legal Aid

and Community Legal Services. See below.

For discount eligibility contact AAI:

A Foundation for Effective Advocacy

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

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

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.

For full course details click here.

Further Information:

Details of further AAI Workshops

in 2017/8 will be shown here as soon as dates and locations are scheduled.

To be notified by email click here.

Discounted Registration:

Discounted registration is available for ALS, Legal Aid

and Community Legal Services.

Please first email AAI for discount code, then proceed to:

Family Law - 13-14 October

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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