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Advocacy Institute

Dedicated to excellence in advocacy

Communication in the virtual courtroom.

This 24 min. video has been produced by the AAI to assist all practitioners meeting the demands of effective communication using remote video access to court.


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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.
  • Custom advocacy skills workshops and programs 'in-house' for law firms and government departments.
  • Specially tailored workshops for organisations having a right of appearance before any tribunal or hearing.

A non-commercial, not-for-profit institute, the AAI believes all people are entitled to quality legal representation by skilled and ethical legal advocates.


AAI Advocacy Skills workshops ONLINE.

Registration for the next online workshop, to be held in March 2021, will open on Wednesday 9 Dec.

See further details below.

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The AAI Advocacy Manual

The Complete Guide

to Persuasive Advocacy


The definitive manual on advocacy skills. A practical guide to the philosophy, performance and practice of good advocacy.

The 2nd edition of the AAI Advocacy Manual with updated chapters on evidence, appellate advocacy and argument is now available.


Purchase details here.

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Learn about AAI online Advocacy Skills Workshops ...

This short video gives a rundown on attending AAI advocacy skills workshops online.




2nd Edition

AAI Advocacy Skills

Workshop ONLINE


Registration will open Wednesday 9th Dec. for the next

AAI Advocacy Skills Workshop ONLINE, March 2021

This workshop is open to all legal practitioners.


Dates:       Wednesday 17th March 2021 - 5pm to 6.30pm (EDST)

                  Thursday 18th March 2021 - 5pm to 6.00pm (EDST)

                  Saturday 20th March 2021 - 9am to 3pm (EDST)

                 (Participants attend ALL sessions online)


Location:  Online

Course Fee: $975.00 (gst included).


Registration fee also includes a complimentary hard copy of the
AAI Advocacy Manual.


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AAI Advocacy Skills Workshop

A Foundation for Effective Advocacy

This AAI Advocacy Skills workshop gives you the opportunity to practise courtroom techniques and strategies with the assistance of a faculty of experienced instructors who 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 confidence in the courtroom.

The AAI is an independent, not-for-profit,
non-commercial training body dedicated to the improvement of advocacy skills for all lawyers.



Address: P.O. Box 446,

              Lane Cove, NSW 2066


Phone:    +61 [0]418 473 303


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