Appellate Advocacy: Identifying and Establishing Error

Professional Skills

CPD Points 1

This course provides practical tips for preparing and arguing appeals effectively and successfully. It covers many aspects of the appeal process, with a particular focus on how to effectively engage with the court.

This course provides an overview of the nature and type of appeals, as well as the appeal process itself. The course also provides guidance on preparation for appeals including tips for formulating grounds of appeal, writing effective written submissions, and how to craft a successful appellate argument.

There is a practical focus on the most effective ways to engage with the court, such as:

  • how to prepare effectively for judicial questions;
  • how to engage with judicial questions in a way that advances your client’s position; and
  • how to handle silent or outspoken judges to your advantage.

The course also provides suggested resources for further developing yours skills as an advocate.

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LawCPD Author: Chris Shanahan SC

Christopher Shanahan SC

Christopher Shanahan SC was admitted to the WA bar in 1984 and the High Court of Australia in 1990. He has practiced as a barrister at Francis Burt Chambers since 1994.

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