Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH
Friday, 22 June 2018, 8.30am – 5.15pm and Saturday, 23 June 2018, 9.00am – 11.45am
Specifically designed for anyone seeking a refresher or for practitioners new to advocacy, this course provides essential information to advance legal knowledge and improve advocacy and negotiation.
Hear from distinguished members of the legal profession on case presentation and theory, opening and closing statements, examination and cross examination of witnesses and what makes a good advocate.
As negotiation skills are valuable for all lawyers and critical to all areas of practice, this year also provides expert guidance on negotiation skills.
- What Makes a Good Advocate?
- Case Presentation and Case Theory
- Opening Statements
- Closing Statements
- Examining Your Own Witness
- Cross Examination
- Feedback, wrap-up and discussion
Key learning outcomes
- Learn from advocacy experts and embed your knowledge with the provided text book, Advocacy: An Introduction, Curthoys, J; Kendall, C.N.,2006
- Gain a better understanding of the decision-making process and audience expectations
- Understand the importance of content and how case theory is involved in interlocutory argument
- Be across the ethical duties that arise in litigation and in dealings with the court
- Understand the best cross-examination techniques at your disposal
- Maximise the strength of your opening and closing statements
- Advocate effectively in negotiating on behalf of your client
Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea will be provided.
CHAIR – David Blades, Barrister, Perth Chambers
His Honour Judge Michael Gething, District Court of Western Australia
Tom Percy QC, Barrister, Albert Wolff Chambers
Amanda Forrester SC, Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia
Joel Yeldon , Barrister, Fourth Floor Chambers
Philip Urquhart, Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers
Gillian Anderson, Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers
Teresa Farmer, Barrister, John Toohey Chambers
Craig Slater, Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers
Rebecca Bunney, Principal, Cullen Macleod Lawyers
4 points Competency 2 Professional Skills
2 points Competency 3 Ethics and Professional Responsibility