AAI Advocacy Skills Workshop
Course : Advocacy Skills
Date : Friday 17 April 2020: 5pm to 7pm
Saturday 18 April 2020: 9.00am to 5.30pm
Venue : Family Court of Australia, 99 Goulburn Street, Sydney.
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.
The AAI conducts all workshops in simulated courtroom sessions. You will be given various advocacy tasks to perform, including Opening Address, Leading Evidence, Cross Examination and Closing Argument which you will present before a judge/instructor as you would in an actual court situation. You will receive immediate feedback on your performance from trained AAI Instructors. Later, you will be able to repeat your performance to incorporate what you have learned. You will also benefit from seeing the other participants' performances and hearing their performance reviews.
This supportive, noncompetitive simulation, together with instructor demonstrations, suggested readings and personal attention, helps you develop and improve your own personal and highly 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.
This workshop will provide theory and practical exercises in:
• Performance of applications and injunctions
• Case Preparation
• Preparation for Performance
• Development of case theory
• Examination and cross examination of witnesses
• Opening addresses and closing argument
• Communication skills
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.
A not-for-profit, non-commercial institute, the AAI believes all people are entitled to quality legal representation by skilled and ethical legal advocates.
Carefully Selected Faculty
The AAI strives to select a dynamic instructing faculty for each workshop, based on their professional expertise in advocacy. They will bring their experience to your learning through their evaluations of your performance as well as by lecture and demonstration. Faculty members know there is no one correct way to present certain issues. They will help you find the technique that best fits your particular abilities and strengths.
The AAI believes in the learning-by-doing methodology, which is highly effective in small groups of participants teamed with one or two faculty members. This arrangement allows for intensive individual instruction.
Travel and Accommodation
Travel and accommodation are NOT included in the workshop and are the responsibility of each participant.
Cancellation and Refunds
Registered participants who have paid their registration in full may cancel that registration on notification to the AAI no later than 30 days before the workshop commencement date. A 10% administration fee will be charged on all such cancellations.
Cancellations made between 30 to 15 days before workshop commencement will be entitled to a refund less 25%. Cancellations within the period 14 days or less before workshop commencement will be entitled to a refund less 50%.
No refunds are available once a workshop has commenced.
Should a workshop be canceled by the AAI, a full refund of all Registration Fees will be made, regardless of the proposed commencement date.
All AAI workshops are accredited for CLE/CPD points. The number of points applicable is generally the maximum points available in one specialist stream [i.e. "Advocacy"] plus one point in "Ethics". Please contact your state Bar Association/Law Society for relevant information*.
Please note that the AAI does not issue certificates of completion or proficiency. The Workshop Timetable issued for each workshop stating the attendees name, together with the AAI receipt for the Registration Fee, is sufficient proof of attendance. A list of the teaching faculty is distributed at each workshop.
(*CPD points are currently only available in Western Australia if your firm or department has a separate arrangement with the Legal Practice Board of WA. The AAI has applied for accreditation but this is yet to be confirmed.)
Enrollment in this program is limited and will be restricted to ensure that the Instructor/Participant ratio provides personalised instruction. Registration is accepted on a first payment received basis.