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Online Webinar: The Secrets to Incredible Advocacy

Online Webinar: The Secrets to Incredible Advocacy: Presentation by Michael Byrne QC and Chris Minnery of Counsel

Online Webinar: The Secrets to Incredible Advocacy: Presentation by Michael Byrne QC and Chris Minnery of Counsel



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Please join Bayside Community Legal Service on Tuesday, 22 September 2020 at 3:00 pm. In this online webinar, we will explore the facets of preparing, presenting, and winning a criminal trial and learn why you are doomed if you do not have a case theory.

During this webinar, two of Queensland's most esteemed barristers, Michael Byrne QC and Chris Minnery, will address how to develop a case theory, including the purpose of evidence in chief and cross examination, opening and closing arguments, and trial preparation.

The single most important job for an advocate running a criminal trial is a to develop a case theory. Your case theory is the blueprint from which the case is constructed. A case theory needs to be credible and believable.

In formulating a case theory, advocates need to carefully consider a number of important matters: what questions to ask (and what questions NOT to ask!), what witnesses should be called, what exhibits are to be introduced and how to apply the law. Your case needs to be convincing.

Underlying this are the pressures of representing either the Crown or an accused person. Criminal trials are high stakes. Victims deserve justice and defendants’ lives and liberty are at stake if things go badly.

The strengths and weakness of the case need to be identified, and good advocates need strong understanding of the laws of evidence and criminal procedure.

1 CPD point, 2020/2021 CPD year




Category Community