The IAA is an artificial role-play assessment and the cost implication of having to re-sit the exam, should you be unsuccessful on your first attempt, can be daunting. That’s why it is essential that you not only understand how the assessment works, but that you are able to familiarise yourself with the format of the exam beforehand. This sample-based support course includes the following:
How to Prepare for the IAA with Charles Peter
Delivered by solicitor-advocate and former IAA assessor Charles Peter, this course will offer guidance on how to adapt your interview technique in line with the strict time constraints of the assessment. In addition, this course will explore the skills required to construct a successful bail application, plea in mitigation and application for an adjournment.
Practical Aspects of Passing the IAA
During this session, lecturer and former member of the Assessment Board James Parry, a high-court advocate and former duty solicitor with over 20 years experience in the criminal justice sector, will guide you through the following:
The course includes several sets of IAA paperwork for you to work through, enabling you to familiarise yourself with the types of scenarios, and the level of information which you will receive, before you attempt the assessment under exam conditions.
This webinar demonstrates how to adapt interview technique to utilise exam time and deconstructs the most frequently needed areas of advocacy into structures and templates that you will need to employ.
This webinar goes through the process of the IAA and what to look out for to ensure success.
James is a partner at Parry and Welch Solicitors which speacialises in dangerous dogs cases.
James is a solicitor and high court advocate with 25 years experience in the criminal justice sector, ten of which were spent with the magistrates' court service, and ten in private practice. James is the author of "Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings" (Butterworths), and various published papers dealing with diverse aspects of the criminal justice system. James is a former chairman of the Law Society’s criminal law committee and an experienced and well-regarded CPD lecturer.
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