This course will focus on improving practical advocacy skills. It is suitable for both those with no previous advocacy training/experience or for those who wish to build on what they have learned from courses such as the LPC.
The course begins with an interactive discussion as to the importance of good advocacy and its use both in and out of courtroom environments. We will then go on to work on key foundation competencies required for advocacy, with an emphasis on allowing delegates to practice their own skills and receive feedback in a supportive and risk-free environment. A broad approach will be taken, with the intention of improving confidence, public speaking skills and the ability to mount a persuasive argument. This is intended to make this course valuable to not only those who use or intend to use such skills in court but also professionals looking to improve these skills for use outside of the courtroom.