Tiered Pricing Structure for Online Training

•  All active and current law students have a special reduced pricing of $75 per unit hour for online video courses.

(Provide current student ID and use coupon code LAWSTUDENT)

•  For lawyers with five years or less of verifiable experience, the cost is $99 per unit hour for online video CPD courses.

(Provide admission date and use coupon code YOUNGLAWYER)

•  Our standard price for lawyers with over five years of experience is only $125 per unit hour for online video CPD courses.

Additional or alternative pricing discounts may be offered for those desiring to take complete series, or pre-purchasing blocks of units.

Lawyers in Western Australia can take advantage of the law student pricing for a limited time. Please see the detailed explanation here.

"Creating Persuasive Opening Addresses"--Part 1

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (suitable for all levels)

It is generally accepted, based on the research studies, that a majority of jurors have sided with a particular party after hearing only the opening addresses. Therefore it is vital that you have an understanding of, not only how to construct your first communication to the jury, but how to deliver it as persuasively as you can. Demonstrations to illustrate what this might look like are included.

"Creating Persuasive Opening Addresses"--Part 2

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (suitable for all levels)

("Part 2" can be viewed as a stand-alone course. Completion of "Part 1" recommended, but not required.) It is generally accepted, based on the research studies, that a majority of jurors have sided with a particular party after hearing only the opening addresses. Therefore it is vital that you have an understanding of, not only how to construct your first communication to the jury, but how to deliver it as persuasively as you can. Demonstrations to illustrate what this might look like are included.

"Creating Persuasive Closing Arguments"--Part 1

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (suitable for all levels)

This trial advocacy series discusses the elements and structure of an effective closing argument, and illustrates the use of these techniques in representative civil and criminal cases. The emphasis is on the presentation of a closing argument to a jury, rather than to a judge sitting without a jury. The significant differences between the two types of closing argument are noted.

"Creating Persuasive Closing Arguments"--Part 2

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (suitable for all levels)

("Part 2" can be viewed as a stand-alone course. Completion of "Part 1" recommended, but not required.) This trial advocacy series discusses the elements and structure of an effective closing argument, and illustrates the use of these techniques in representative civil and criminal cases. The emphasis is on the presentation of a closing argument to a jury, rather than to a judge sitting without a jury. The significant differences between the two types of closing argument are noted.

"Developing a Theory of the Case"

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (suitable for all levels)

A theory of the case is your explanation for what has occurred. Well before the trial begins you must know where you are going with your case. You need a theory of the case. You need a trial strategy. You need to know what your objectives are and you need to plan how you are going to achieve those objectives. This trial advocacy series segment will cover what what a case theory is, how to develop a case theory, and how to use a case theory at trial to persuade a judge or jury.

"Trial Organisation and Preparation"--Part 1

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (suitable for all levels)

Trials are the principal adjudicatory method used to settle legal disputes. Trials have been and continue to be the paramount dispute resolving method employed in Australia. Consequently, for the lawyer to represent their client successfully in the courtroom, preparation is key. This series provides a lawyer with a comprehensive approach to trial preparation and strategy to give them that key.

"Trial Organisation and Preparation"--Part 2

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (suitable for all levels)

("Part 2" can be viewed as a stand-alone course. Completion of "Part 1" recommended, but not required.) Trials are the principal adjudicatory method used to settle legal disputes. Trials have been and continue to be the paramount dispute resolving method employed in Australia. Consequently, for the lawyer to represent their client successfully in the courtroom, preparation is key. This series provides a lawyer with a comprehensive approach to trial preparation and strategy to give them that key.

"Jury Selection and Persuasion"

On-demand video/1 CPD unit (intermediate & advanced)

This series segment will discuss the initial decision to request a jury trial, the ways in which prospective jurors may be challenged, and approaches to the selection process. The segment concludes with an outline of the findings of behavioural science research and jury research into the way a juror processes information, makes decisions and arrives at a verdict.

"Examination-in-Chief"

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (suitable for all levels)

Most trials are won on the strength of your case-in-chief, not on the weaknesses of the other side's case. An examination-in-chief, therefore, that presents the facts of the case clearly, logically and forcefully will usually have a decisive effect on the outcome of the trial. In this series segment we will discuss the elements of an effective examination-in- chief, and will review the types of examinations-in-chief that are repeatedly encountered in civil and criminal trials.

"Examination of Expert Witnesses"

On-demand video/1 CPD unit (intermediate & advanced)

This courtroom advocacy training course is currently in development and will be available soon.

"Introduction and Use of Exhibits"

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (intermediate & advanced)

Exhibits have a tremendous impact on the jury. Once entered, they become the centre of attention and make an immediate and lasting impression. An advocate, therefore, must learn how to establish the foundation for the entry of an exhibit, and also how to use the exhibit effectively at trial.

This series segment discusses the proper procedure to be followed when producing an exhibit at trial, the requirements for introducing into evidence a variety of exhibits commonly encountered in a trial, and the effective use of exhibits in court.

"Cross-Examination"--Part 1

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (suitable for all levels)

Even a good number of experienced advocates require advice on how to structure and conduct the cross-examination of a particular witness in our particular trial. This trial advocacy series attempts to provide that guidance, while removing the veil of uncertainty and mystery that tends to surround an advocates understanding of cross-examination.

"Cross-Examination"--Part 2

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (suitable for all levels)

("Part 2" can be viewed as a stand-alone course. Completion of "Part 1" recommended, but not required.) Even a good number of experienced advocates require advice on how to structure and conduct the cross-examination of a particular witness in our particular trial. This trial advocacy series attempts to provide that guidance, while removing the veil of uncertainty and mystery that tends to surround an advocates understanding of cross-examination.

"Cross-Examination of Experts"

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (intermediate & advanced)

This courtroom advocacy training course is currently in development and will be available soon.

"Impeachment of Witnesses"

On-demand video/1 CPD unit (intermediate & advanced)

This courtroom advocacy training course is currently in development and will be available soon.

"Making and Answering Objections"

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (intermediate & advanced)

Making a proper, timely objection is a difficult trial skill. Regardless, making a proper objection is a trial skill that must be mastered. This series segment discusses when to make objections, how to make them and how to make offers of proof. Commonly encountered types of objections are then reviewed.

"Ethical Advocacy: Australian Solicitors' Conduct Rules 2015"--Part 1

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (suitable for all levels)

In this series segment some of the most common ethical dilemmas facing an advocate are discussed. The focus is on ethical issues arising within the context of a trial, rather than pre-trial. The ethical scenarios discussed and the ethical choices made in response to those scenarios are relevant to the lawyer, both inside as well as outside of the courtroom.

"Ethical Advocacy: Australian Solicitors' Conduct Rules 2015"--Part 2

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (suitable for all levels)

("Part 2" can be viewed as a stand-alone course. Completion of "Part 1" recommended, but not required.) In this series segment some of the most common ethical dilemmas facing an advocate are discussed. The focus is on ethical issues arising within the context of a trial, rather than pre-trial. The ethical scenarios discussed and the ethical choices made in response to those scenarios are relevant to the lawyer, both inside as well as outside of the courtroom.

"Making Submissions"

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (intermediate & advanced)

Effective communication lies at the heart of good advocacy and, quite frankly, we expect a lawyer to be a good communicator. This expectation extends to both oral submissions as well as written submissions to the court. This series first reflects on what makes for an effective presentation  and then turns to examine specific types of submissions, namely oral submissions in opening addresses and closing arguments as well as addressing written submissions.

"Special Witnesses"

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (intermediate & advanced)

Most witnesses you call will be co-operative and provide helpful evidence for your cause, but you must be prepared for disappointment. Some witnesses will surprise. You expect them to say one thing and in court they cannot recall the evidence or say something completely different. This series segment focuses on the applicable law regarding witnesses in both civil and criminal cases and is beneficial to both Crown Prosecutors as well as Defence Lawyers.

"Advocacy for Family Law Practitioners"

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (suitable for all levels)

This courtroom advocacy training course is currently in development and will be available soon.

"Mediation for the Trial Advocate"

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (suitable for all levels)

This courtroom advocacy training course is currently in development and will be available soon.

"Do's and Don'ts of Opening Addresses"

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (suitable for all levels)

This courtroom advocacy training course is currently in development and will be available soon. (Part of the Do's and Don'ts Series)

"Do's and Don'ts of Closing Arguments"

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (suitable for all levels)

This courtroom advocacy training course is currently in development and will be available soon. (Part of the Do's and Don'ts Series)

"Do's and Don'ts of Witness Examination"

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (suitable for all levels)

This courtroom advocacy training course is currently in development and will be available soon. (Part of the Do's and Don'ts Series)

"Do's and Don'ts of Cross-Examination"

On-demand video/1 CPD unit     (suitable for all levels)

This courtroom advocacy training course is currently in development and will be available soon. (Part of the Do's and Don'ts Series)