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CONFERENCE SKILLS TUTORS

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DO YOU NEED A LAW TUTOR TO HELP WITH CONFERENCE SKILLS?

THE ROLE OF A BARRISTER

Barristers offer specialised legal advice. They represent individuals and organisations before courts and tribunals, either through written submissions or personal appearances. The work is strenuous. Barristers must possess exceptional intellectual ability and be fluent in both written and spoken English. They must be able to think and communicate clearly under duress, possess stamina, and emotional fortitude. They must sift through and analyse large amounts of information, apply the law to the facts, and persuasively present legal arguments in court, among other things.

 
THE NEW BAR COURSE

By 2020, the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) will have entirely replaced the Bar Courses as the vocational component of bar training. While course providers may use a number of words to describe their programmes, it is important to remember that all courses lead to the same goal: completion of the vocational portion of bar training. In addition, bar courses are referred to as:

  • Bar/Barrister Training Course (BTC)

  • Bar Practice Course (BPC)

  • Bar Vocational Course (BVC)

  • Bar Vocational Studies (BVS).

 

Authorised Education and Training Organizations (AETOs) are institutions that have been approved by the BSB to conduct Bar exams. The amended qualification standards, according to the Bar Standards Board (BSB), make legal training more flexible, accessible, and cheap than ever before. Furthermore, the amendments expand the pool of prospective talent for the Bar by allowing students to pick from a variety of paths to qualifying.

WHAT IS CONFERENCE SKILLS?

Conferencing is one of the 12 assessments on the Bar Course, and a skill that is often much more important than people give it credit for. The Conference is there to extract key information you need in relation to the case to see if the advice will be favorable to your client or not.  

 

Communicating with a client and getting through to them shows them that you understand them. There is a balance that needs to be achieved with a vulnerable client in a tough spot feeling alone and unable to give themselves fully, and a client who works with their council productively to ensure the best outcome for themselves and justice.

A CONFERENCE SKILLS TUTOR

Because of this, most providers do not even begin to teach conferencing until a few weeks or a month before the end of the course (conferencing usually being the final assessment). This leaves not only limited time to come to terms with the nuances of the subject for assessment and practice purposes, but also can make students complacent and lull them into the idea that conferencing requires little practice and is an easy subject to pass. This is the reason many students fail. As opposed to the very few sessions on conference practicing attended by 10+ students, private tuition will ensure that your conferencing performance is given full focus by an expert, who will identify and help you improve and perfect every aspect of your conference skills. The stakes are high, so conscientious students must give themselves the best of odds. Contact me if you need a tutor for the Bar.