Advocacy programme

The advocacy training programme is a series of courses including development of communication skills, self-awareness and voice projection as well as advocacy skills such as cross-examination. The courses are taught by established practitioners as well as experienced trainers from Jo Ouston’s Career Development Company.

The Kalisher Advocacy Training Programme 2017

This five week programme of courses is aimed at BPTC students and pupils focusing upon a career at the Criminal Bar.  A maximum of ten applicants will be accepted onto the programme.

The following shows the courses to be held in October/November 2017. The closing date for this programme has already passed but a similar programme is available in October and November every year.

Holding Authority

Wednesday 4 October 2017 (1800-2100)
Venue: Royal Courts of Justice
This session is conducted by Jo Ouston’s team

Influencing Others

Wednesday 11 October 2017 (1800-2100)
Venue: Royal Courts of Justice
This session is conducted by Jo Ouston’s team

Voice

Wednesday 18 October 2017 (1800-2100)
Venue: Royal Courts of Justice
This session is conducted by Jo Ouston’s team

Theory Seminar in Cross Examination

Wednesday 25 October 2017 (1800-2100)
Venue: Gray’s Inn

Practical Exercises in Cross Examination

Wednesday 1 November 2017 (1800-2100)
Venue: Gray’s Inn

Submissions and Witness Handling

Saturday 4 November 2017 (9.30-1400)
Venue: Central Criminal Court

How to Apply

To apply for future courses, please send a CV and a covering letter setting out why you have chosen a career at the Criminal Bar as well as some information about any financial difficulties you have experienced in furthering your career.

For more information about securing a place on the course, please contact Siobhan Grey QC at s.grey@doughtystreet.co.uk.