Advocacy and the Vulnerable
The Advocacy and the Vulnerable national training programme was developed by members of a working group headed by HHJ Rook QC in response to the Government’s September 2014 paper, Our Commitment to Victims. Recognising and dealing appropriately with vulnerability is a skill that can be taught. There is a wide spectrum of vulnerabilities from age and background to physical or mental health and other developmental issues. This course has been designed to ensure that all advocates, when dealing with vulnerable witnesses, understand the key principles behind the approach to and questioning of vulnerable people in the justice system. Training materials have been prepared by the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) and training is being delivered by the Inns of Court and circuits.
Barrister training sessions in autumn 2017
Inner Temple will be running 3-hour Advocacy and the Vulnerable training sessions for practising barristers only on the following dates (barristers may only book to attend one course):
- Tuesday 7 November (17.30 – 21.00)
- Saturday 25 November (09.15 – 12.30)
- Saturday 25 November (13.15 – 16.30)
Please note that attendance on the course requires a minimum of 10 hours’ advance preparation (reading selected materials and viewing videos) including submission of cross-examination questions one week in advance of the course. Delegate training materials are already available here: www.icca.ac.uk/advocacy-the-vulnerable/delegate-materials
How to Book
Members of the Inn are giving up their time to teach each session so we would be grateful if you would consider your booking as a professional commitment.
Open to: barristers of all Inns
Course fee: FREE
Venue: Inner Temple
CPD: course attendance equivalent to 3 CPD hours. Pre-course preparation equivalent to 10 CPD hours.
Inner Temple members should visit Events to book one session. You will receive an automated booking confirmation email. Further details on the training session will be emailed to you in due course.
Non-members should email email@example.com with their name, chambers and preferred course date and time in order to book.
Please note that the booking window will close three weeks prior to each course in order to allow sufficient preparation.
If your preferred session is fully booked, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the reserve list or a mailing list for future courses.