There are places available for only 42 barristers. Seniority of at least five years at the private bar is a pre-requisite.
The underlying philosophy of the Intensive is that the skills of a barrister are best learned in an environment that is as close to the real experience as possible. This involves providing realistic briefs to counsel in sufficient time for counsel to properly prepare the matter for hearing and then giving them the opportunity to perform in real court settings.
The Intensive involves discussion and comment on each aspect of trial performance.
The coaching faculty will comprise Australian judges, International and Australian senior practitioners and professional performance coaches who have worked with barristers from the ABA, and with others.
There are very few opportunities for barristers to develop their advocacy skills by preparing a case and experimenting with a number of styles of performance to see which is the most effective for that advocate on that occasion. Rarely do barristers have the opportunity of seeing their own performance played back so that it can be reviewed. Never in professional practice is there an opportunity to have a number of senior practitioners analyse performances and provide intensive and supportive feedback about ways to refine and improve.
This Intensive provides each of these elements, and much more.
22 January 2024 - 26 January 2024