The Advocacy Club Boot Camp on Substack
Introducing a new service from an established trainer
Introducing the Advocacy Club
Founded in 2007, the Advocacy Club trains junior litigators and students in the arts of trial advocacy.
1. Actionable techniques in bite-sized chunks
Each Advocacy Club Boot Camp (ACBC) on Substack issue will consist of a blog post and a short podcast that will deal with a single technique that, together, will form the basis of the skills lawyers need to succeed in and out of a courtroom.
2. Who is our target audience?
If you are reading this, likely you are. We present skills to lawyers and students who want to improve their skills by learning formulae and then exercising those newfound skills.
3. What will you gain from this?
There are two basic skills required to function as an advocate. Gather information, whether through interviews, direct or cross-examination, and process that information through analysis. Each issue in the ACBC Substack post will provide a single skill that, cumulatively, will create a methodical approach to gathering and processing the information as litigators do.
4. Here’s what our Club Members have to say about our system
“I recently completed the Advocacy Club Boot Camp with John and had an amazing experience. The Boot Camp helps bridge the gap between law school and real-life litigation. I have learned many practical techniques from John and Juliet that I am certain will serve me well in my practice. I cannot recommend the Advocacy Club enough!”
“John Hollander's "learn by doing approach" was definitely the highlight of the course. The ability to practice the techniques and receive immediate constructive feedback was invaluable. This was definitely the best CPD course I have taken so far. It has made me rethink how I ask questions and approach my files.”
“Law school provides students with substantial knowledge of the law. It does not provide them with the skills required to advocate effectively on behalf of and against real people – and advocacy is very much a people business. John Hollander’s Advocacy Club program is the essential basic training every lawyer should complete as a bridge between theory and practice. Your clients will be better served if you’ve sharpened your tools in the controlled environment of his workshops prior to stepping inside a courtroom.”
5. How can you apply the lessons from the Boot Camp?
You can start by following along as we present how to apply them to the fictional case of Goldilocks v. The Three Bears. Then, by applying them to the facts and participants in Donoghue v. Stevenson - a very real case. Paid subscribers can read how we apply the lessons to the Donoghue case, which we lay out in a case study complete with witness statements and exhibits.
Lastly, you can take one of the cases you are working on and apply the lessons to your own case, either alone or with work colleagues. These techniques work!
6. Listen to the introductory podcast and access our Substack?
Listen to the 4-minute introductory podcast here.
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