We have designed our training program to cover the full scope of trial advocacy topics. Some of our courses include:
- “Developing A Theory of the Case”
- “Preparation for Trial”
- “Trial Organisation”
- “Jury Selection and Persuasion”
- “Creating Persuasive Opening Addresses”
- “Examination of Expert Witnesses”
- “Introduction and Use of Exhibits”
- “Cross-Examination of Experts”
- “Impeachment of Witnesses”
- “Creating Persuasive Closing Arguments”
- “Making and Answering Objections”
- “Trial Ethics and Etiquette”
- And more...
All of our courses run for at least one hour, although the actual length of the course depends on the depth of knowledge covered. Several of our courses are multi-hour offerings. Programs are available at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. You are sure to be able to find a course that meets your needs and current level of experience.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Legal professionals, including solicitors and barristers, in Australia are required to complete a specified number of continuing professional development (CPD) units each year in order to maintain their professional licenses.
Although the specific rules vary in each jurisdiction, the general requirement is for 10 legal CPD units in each CPD year, which covers 1 April - 31 March every year. Of those 10 units required, at least one must come from each of the following fields:
- Ethics and Professional Responsibility
- Practice Management and Business Skills
- Professional Skills
- Substantive Law
The courses that we offer in Trial Advocacy Skills Training fall under two separate categories of Professional Skills as well as Ethics and Professional Responsibility. Our courses can help you along your way to meeting the minimum requirements in your jurisdiction. This is required of all legal practitioners in Australia.
Our training courses are also available to legal students wishing to further their education in the legal field and we welcome them to join our classes. However, only licensed legal practitioners can earn CPD credit for taking our Trial Advocacy Skills Training courses.
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