The AAI Advocacy Manual
2016 2nd Edition now available.

The Complete Guide to
Persuasive Advocacy
Prof. George Hampel AM QC
Completely revised for 2016. Includes new and updated chapters on Preparation, Case Theory, Expert Evidence, Evidence in Action and Appellate Advocacy.
An invaluable adjunct for all lawyers with an interest in learning or improving their advocacy skills.
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* If you already have the first edition of the Manual, order your discount "upgrade" hard copy here.
* If you are a university student or requesting an academic copy, please order here.

AAI announces new Chair

The Australian Advocacy Institute is pleased to announce that The Honourable Justice Ann Ainslie-Wallace has been elected as Chair of the Institute Board of Directors. Justice Ainslie-Wallace takes over from AAI founding chairman Professor the Hon. George Hampel AM QC.

Professor Hampel founded the Australian Advocacy Institute in 1991 under the auspices of the Law Council of Australia. His innovative methods of teaching advocacy skills and his tireless effort has seen the AAI grow to its position of today leading the field in advocacy skills training for lawyers both in Australia and across the common law world. His dedication to enhancing justice through skilled advocacy cannot be overstated.

Justice Ainslie-Wallace is a judge of the Appellate Division of the Family Court of Australia and is located in Sydney. Before joining the Family Court in 2010, she spent 13 years as a trial judge in the New South Wales District Court and 19 years at the NSW Bar.

Justice Ainslie-Wallace has over 20 years experience as Moderator and Senior Instructor at Australian Advocacy Institute workshops presented throughout Australia and in the United Kingdom, Italy, The Hague, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. She is a past member of the NSW Bar Council and the Law Council of Australia. She is currently a council member of the National Judicial College of Australia and a member of both the Australian and International Associations of Women Judges. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and a Master Bencher of Inner Temple, London.

AAI Chair Justice Ann Ainslie-Wallace

The video below is a performance and review of advocacy within the AAI Case Study "DPP v Daniel Jones", which is used throughout the AAI Advocacy Manual.
See a larger video by clicking the image.


Why should solicitors train as litigators and advocates?
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Advocacy is the art of persuasion in court.

AAI Advocacy Skills workshops provide lawyers with an opportunity to improve essential advocacy skills, including effective preparation, performance and communication skills, in a supportive learning environment.

Participation in an AAI workshop will give you an opportunity to work with and learn from experienced and skilled advocates who have been trained to help you improve your advocacy.

The Australian Advocacy Institute conducts....

·   General, Advanced and Specialist advocacy skills workshops across Australia, open to all members of the legal profession.

A schedule of workshops currently open for registration appears below.

·   " In-house " advocacy skills workshops and programs for law firms and government bodies.

·   Specially tailored workshops for corporations and organisations having a right of appearance before any tribunal or hearing.

2016 - Advocacy Skills Workshops currently OPEN for Registration:
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2017 - Advocacy Skills Workshops currently OPEN for Registration:
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24, 25
March 2017


5.00pm to 7.00pm
9.00am to 5.30pm

General Advocacy Skills
A Foundation for Effective Advocacy
Open to all legal practitioners.
Course Details HERE

Registration open.
Registration page Here.

Registration Fee:
      All Registrations: $1450 (incl. gst)
      Discounted registration available for ALS, Legal Aid
      and community legal services.
      Contact AAI at

Registration Fee includes a complimentary copy of the
AAI Advocacy Manual (RRP: $198.00)

Workshop Status:

Details of further workshops in 2016/17 will be shown here as soon as dates/locations are scheduled.

For details of the AAI workshop confirmation and cancellation policy, see HERE.


In general, all AAI Workshops qualify for CLE/CPD points, usually the maximum number of points claimable within one specialist section.
Check with your state Bar Association/Law Society.

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