Case Theory in Advocacy

Professional Skills

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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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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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