Case Theory in Advocacy

Professional Skills

CPD Points 0.5


The ability to develop a persuasive Case Theory is a vital skill for any lawyer engaged in advocacy.

Every lawyer engaged in advocacy, from experienced counsel to newly admitted lawyers, can benefit from having a framework within which to measure and improve their own performance.

This course provides lawyers with a framework for identifying the essential elements of a capable courtroom performance, and sets out how to develop a persuasive Case Theory based on an analysis of these elements.  

The course provides practical guidance on how to work through the Case Analysis process and develop a solid Case Theory, outlines key pitfalls to avoid, and provides engaging examples to illustrate the process.

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Last Reviewed: January 2022

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LawCPD Author: Chris Shanahan SC

Christopher Shanahan SC

Christopher Shanahan SC was admitted to the WA bar in 1984, NSW in 1989 and the High Court of Australia in 1990. He practices as a barrister at Murray Chambers.

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