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Advocacy (Courtroom and Arbitration)

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Advocacy (Courtroom & Arbitration) training course for UK solicitors and lawyers trained in other jurisdictions (e.g. USA, France, Poland). Tailored-made courses also available for groups and individuals. Maximum 8 people per class.

Available: 1 Day and 3 Weeks (two evenings per week) courses – the 1 Day course covering similar topics to the 3-Weeks one, but in less depth and without the Examination of Witnesses part.

Great in-depth advocacy practises with worked examples.

Excellent tutor! Very good delivery and interaction - the course was tailored to my needs.

The new rules which allow Solicitors to conduct advocacy in court were an excellent step to providing greater representation options for society. However, when it comes to courtroom action (or arbitration), solicitors are disadvantaged – advocacy not being part of their training.

This course is designed to equip solicitors, and other lawyers, with advocacy skills similar to those of Barristers. In addition, the course is enhanced with latest findings of neuroscience and psychological science, applicable to advocacy.

This course is directed by Fatos Selita, an English barrister and a New York State Attorney, with over 9 years of experience in advocacy and public speaking training internationally, including in the UK, USA and Russia; as well as a trainer in Brain Processes and Mind Influences on Decision making, as well as the director of the ‘Brain and the Mind’ course.

This course is inspired by the access to justice agenda of AIR courses directors, who also research on the impact of inequality on human development. For this reason, the costs of running this course are subsidised by the UKLSA, InLab and TAGC.

The course provides ample opportunity for individualised training and feedback on practical exercises.

Includes:

  • Advocacy skills for PREPARATION, e.g. learning how to prepare for your advocacy/case, selecting arguments, arranging arguments.
  • Advocacy skills and techniques for DELIVERY, e.g. making an impact, developing a likable personality, tailoring your advocacy to changing reactions of the judge/jury.
  • Examination of WITNESSES: Cross-examination and Examination in Chief
  • Written Advocacy – preparing and drafting SKELETON ARGUMENTS
  • DEVELOPING SKILLS for effective advocacy, e.g. clarity, articulation, voice etc.
  • REMOVING OBSTACLES to advocacy and public speaking, e.g. nerves, blanks, high adrenalin etc.
  • Learning about ELEMENTS OF PERSUASION.
  • PRACTICALS: Practical training sessions to improve advocacy skills using the P-E-O-P-L-E technique developed by our inter-disciplinary (law, psychology and neuroscience) trained tutors. This technique involves learning by practice and example.

Anxiety and nerves

Due to tutors’ experience and expertise in psychology and human development, significant success is expected in removing fear and nervousness.

International application

The course is enriched with elements of advocacy as applied in a number of other jurisdictions, including USA, Russia and Indonesia – countries in which the course Directors have experience in courtroom.

Available:

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings: 6-9 pm, for 2 weeks.

Training at law firms’ offices also available, subject to availability.

Discounts

  • 10% if you are taking two courses in consecutive weeks
  • 20% UK students
  • 25% UK Law & Society Association (UKLSA) Members
  • If five people register from the same institution for the same intake, the fifth place is free
  • Goldsmiths students, staff and alumni - email us for current discounts

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How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For any further enquiries or to receive the code to qualify for a discount, please contact at us at air@gold.ac.uk, or alternatively, 020 7078 5468.

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