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Advocacy essentials

1 CPD Unit Videocast
Knowledge area:
  • Professional skills
Online

Advocacy is the art of persuasion and is practised by us all every day (sometimes without our even noticing). There are many references available to assist in becoming a good advocate and advocates can be trained; but "the fool's way" - doing it, failing and succeeding - is the last and best way to learn.

  • A forensic (court) advocate of any description must know the factual and legal bases of the case being advanced and the opposing case
  • He or she must know the result that is sought, how to achieve it - and then convey that to the court
  • An advocate must have a purpose, must prepare and must perform
  • Flexibility is helpful, in order to address the opposing case as it develops
  • A look at the examination of witnesses, cross-examination and oral submissions
  • How to give attention to the audience, the structure of one's contribution, content, delivery and ethics/etiquette
Recorded on 27 March 2015
Nicholas Richard Cowdery AM QC

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