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The ABA Advanced Trial Advocacy Coaching methodology

It is a fundamental tenet of effective advocacy that one must have regard to the audience one is addressing.  The audiences being addressed in the courses run by the ABA are different to a greater or lesser degree, from the audiences addressed by other courses conducted elsewhere around the world. 

For that reason, this document has been created. It describes the approach adopted by the ATC in the courses that it conducts.  It is not proffered as a model for others to adopt, although some aspects of the approach may strike a chord for similar audiences.

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Advocacy Coaching

Stephen Estcourt QC discusses the creation of the ABA Advocacy Training Council and gives a brief description of the first two programmes that it ran, the Advanced and Essential Trial Advocacy courses.

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The Australian Advocacy Training Council - The Bar takes a hand

Christopher Shanahan SC reviews the formation and rationale for the ABA Advocacy Training Council.

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NSW Bar News article on the 2015 Advanced Trial Advocacy CourseJohn

Jonathan Clark reviews his experience after attending the Advanced course held in Melbourne, January 2015

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Through the Looking Glass

After attending the Appellate Advocacy Course in 2013, Sue Brown QC explains why there is no substitute, both in terms of written and oral argument, for performing in front of the judiciary and experienced silks.

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Appellate Advocacy Course opening address

The opening address given by the Honourable Michael McHugh AC QC at the 2012 Appellate Advocacy course entitled “The essence of appellate advocacy”

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Address by the Honourable Robert French, Chief Justice of the High Court

The Chief Justice's after dinner speech at the Essential Trial Advocacy course held in Perth WA, July 2011

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Victorian Bar News article on the 2010 Advanced Trial Advocacy course

Ted Woodward provides a personal review of the course in Brisbane.  

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