The Australian Advocacy Institute

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AAI Advocacy Skills Workshops - Darwin

The AAI is pleased to present concurrent Advocacy Skills Workshops
IN-PERSON - Saturday 13 July 2024*
(* plus sessions ONLINE Wednesday 10 July 5pm to 6.30pm and ONLINE Thursday 11 July 2024 - 5pm to 6pm)

Workshop 1: Foundation Skills in Advocacy.
Improve your basic courtroom skills with this foundation for persuasive advocacy.

Workshop 2: Advanced Skills in Persuasive Argument.

The development and refinement of skills involved in the preparation and presentation of persuasive legal argument,
in particular a focus on Case Theory as it relates to Evidence in Chief, Cross Examination and Final Submissions.

 

Wednesday 10 July 2024 - 5pm to 6.30pm ONLINE

Thursday 11 July 2024 - 5pm to 6pm ONLINE

Saturday 13 July 2024 - 8.45am to 4.00pm IN PERSON - Supreme Court, Darwin

Advocates attend ALL sessions, online Wed. and Thurs. and in person Saturday.


Led by Australia's foremost advocacy trainers and joined by instructors from the International Advanced Advocacy Workshop, Keble UK.

An AAI Advocacy Skills Workshop involves instruction, performance and review of the skills, disciplines and techniques involved in good advocacy. Advocates will use specifically developed AAI materials to prepare advocacy tasks from a case study, then examine and cross examine witnesses as well as present argument before the decision maker.


Workshop 1: Foundation Skills in Advocacy


Improve your basic courtroom skills with this foundation for persuasive advocacy.

Designed for advocates who are looking to improve their knowledge of good advocacy and develop their own individual style and performance techniques. The advocacy skills covered are of universal application – the same skills apply regardless of the type of case, the jurisdiction advocates appear in or the side they appear on.

 

This AAI Advocacy Skills workshop gives you the opportunity to practise courtroom techniques and strategies with the assistance of a faculty of experienced trainers who offer constructive and practical suggestions to improve your advocacy.

 

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

 

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

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

 

Places will be limited ... register here to reserve your place.

 

Workshop 1: Click HERE to Register

 

Workshop Fee: $1000 (+ gst).

The NT advocacy workshop fee has been set at a 40% discount on regular AAI workshop fees.
The AAI is a not-for-profit, non-commercial training provider.
Workshop fees go solely towards meeting our management and costs associated
with conducting this training.

 

All AAI workshops qualify for CLE points.

 

 

For further information on either workshop, please contact the AAI at:

aai@advocacy.com.au


Workshop 2: Advanced Skills in

  Persuasive Argument.


The development and refinement of skills involved in the preparation and presentation of persuasive legal argument,
in particular a focus on Case Theory as it relates to Evidence in Chief, Cross Examination and Final Submissions.


This AAI Advocacy Skills workshop gives you the opportunity to practise courtroom techniques and strategies with the assistance of a faculty of experienced trainers who offer constructive and practical suggestions to improve your advocacy.

 

In particular, the Advanced workshop focuses on Case Theory as it relates to:

Evidence in Chief -

• Structure of evidence in chief as a persuasive story;

• Presentation of the witness’s evidence without leading questions;

• Control of the witness’s narrative.

Cross Examination -

• Understanding the relationship between cross examination and the case theory;

• Understanding the relationship between cross examination and final arguments in support of the case theory; and

• Ability to control cross examination by the use of leading propositions.

Final Submissions -

• Preparation of final argument;

• Presenting a structured argument;

• Relating facts to legal propositions.

 

Places will be limited ... register here to reserve your place.

 

Workshop 2: Click HERE to Register

 

Workshop Fee: $1000 (+ gst).
The NT advocacy workshop fee has been set at a 40% discount on regular AAI workshop fees.
The AAI is a not-for-profit, non-commercial training provider.
Workshop fees go solely towards meeting our management and costs associated
with conducting this training.

 

All AAI workshops qualify for CLE points.

 

The Australian Advocacy Institute:

Advocacy is a specialised activity for lawyers that requires developed disciplines and skills.

The Australian Advocacy Institute was established as an initiative of the Law Council of Australia in response to a growing demand by the Australian legal profession for advocacy training.  The AAI is a non-commercial, not-for-profit body conducting Advocacy Skills Training across Australia and internationally, and is recognised as a world leader in advocacy training.  The AAI training method is based on the combination of concepts and practical skills. 
Its application is comparable to ‘coaching’ rather than lecturing and is the accepted Advocacy training method worldwide.

 

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live.
We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.