Advocacy – Applications & Speeches

Advocacy – Applications & Speeches

Advocacy e-learning for all courts and tribunals , including interim application hearings, inquests, employment tribunals and immigration tribunals.

A suite of advocacy applications and speeches e-learning providing the foundations and techniques for developing strong advocacy skills.
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Who is it for?

Recommended for lawyers and trainees

  • PSC Elective accredited
  • PEAT 2 accredited
  • Recommended for SQE Gap training

Course content

E-learning overview

This suite of advocacy e-learning courses provides the foundation knowledge and techniques for developing strong advocacy skills for all courts and tribunals, including interim application hearings, inquests, employment tribunals and immigration tribunals. 

There are three levels which each look at Communication, Structure and Persuasion.  Each level takes between 2 and 3 hours.

Get in touch for details of our SQE 2 Advocacy e-learning.

Outcomes

As a result of completing this course, you will:

  • communicate competently and effectively as an advocate
  • use different communication styles to engage and build trust
  • frame and deliver your submissions with impact
  • structure an application effectively based on the law, your arguments and the evidence
  • use a range of techniques to guide a judge
  • understand and deploy the key components of a persuasive argument
  • avoid common advocacy errors

Content

LEVEL 1
Communication
  • Court language
  • Nerves, standing and breathing
  • Written and spoken English
Structure
  • Starting off
  • Issues and tests
  • Proposition and support
Persuasion
  • Case theory
  • Coherence and congruence
  • Control and choice
LEVEL 2
Communication
  • Court officer and partisan advocate
  • Variety and modulation
  • Start, stop and re-engage
Structure
  • Signposts and lists
  • Sequences and alternatives
  • Overviews and routing
Persuasion
  • Trust building
  • Anticipation and tracking weaknesses
  • Sharing values and experiences
LEVEL 3
Communication
  • Case theory
  • Coherence and congruence
  • Control and choice
Structure
  • Trust building
  • Anticipation and tracking weaknesses
  • Sharing values and experiences
Persuasion
  • Cognitive dissonance
  • Convention, cliché and risk
  • Mysteries, secrets and peril

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