Advocacy is the art of persuasion in court.

The Australian Advocacy Institute Advocacy Skills Workshops provide lawyers at all levels 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 AAI offers 3 workshop options:

  • General, Advanced and Specialist advocacy skills workshops open to all members of the legal profession.
  • In-house advocacy skills workshops and programs for law firms and government bodies.
  • Specially tailored workshops for organisations having a right of appearance before any tribunal or hearing.

A not-for-profit institution, the AAI believes all people are entitled to quality legal representation

by skilled and ethical legal advocates.


Contact AAI if you wish to be added to the mail list for future workshops:


A schedule of workshops currently open for registration appears below.


AAI Advocacy Skills Workshops: Open for registration

Advocacy Skills Workshop

Open to all legal practitioners.

Location: Sydney

29-30 March, 2019
Friday: 5 to 7pm and Saturday: 9.00am to 5.30pm




Contact AAI if you wish to be added to the mail list:

For full course details click here.

Registration Fee:

All Registrations: $1,450 (incl. gst).
Fee includes a copy of the AAI Advocacy Manual (RRP: $198).

Discounted registration is available for ALS, Legal Aid

and Community Legal Centre lawyers.


This workshop qualifies for CPD/CLE points.


A Foundation for Effective Advocacy

This exciting program gives you the opportunity to practise courtroom techniques and strategies with the assistance of a faculty of experienced instructors who will offer constructive
and practical suggestions to improve your advocacy.

Designed for practitioners at all levels across all jurisdictions, this workshop involves instruction, performance and review of the skills, disciplines and techniques involved in good advocacy.

Using a contested hearing as a template, you will practice and receive skills advice in case analysis, preparation, performance preparation, effective examination, cross-examination and persuasive argument.

This course is suitable for practitioners from all jurisdictions ... criminal, civil and family lawyers.

This supportive, non-competitive simulation, together with instructor demonstrations, suggested readings and personal attention, helps you develop and improve your own personal
and effective style of advocacy.

At an AAI workshop you receive the best possible advocacy skills training and techniques. We provide superior teaching methods, expert faculty and innovative instructive materials to enhance your competency and professionalism and give you a competitive edge in the courtroom.







NEXT WORKSHOP:  An Advocacy Skills Workshop has been scheduled in Sydney for Friday 25 October
(5pm to 7pm) and Saturday 26 October (9am to 5.30pm) 2019.
Registration opens Monday 1 July 2019.  Pre-register interest HERE.


Why are our available workshops currently only in Sydney?

The AAI conducts a schedule of advocacy skills workshops in all states of Australia, primarily for state Law Societies, Bar Associations, DPPs, Legal Aid Offices and private firms.
On top of this busy schedule, the AAI conducts two workshops annually that are open
to the legal profession as a whole.  These are usually held in Sydney in March and October.
Registration for each workshop will open shortly after the previous workshop has run.


 Further Information:

Details of further Advocacy Skills Workshops will be posted here once confirmed.

To be notified by email click here.

To view the AAI Workshop confirmation and cancellation policy click here.

CLE & CPD Points: 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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