MCQ Interview and Advocacy Assessment (IAA)
with Assessment Board
The purpose of the Interview & Advocacy Assessment (IAA) is to enable us to assess your competence and effectiveness as a duty solicitor acting for a client in magistrates' court proceedings.
You will be expected to demonstrate skills and knowledge in several areas:
The assessment consists of two parts; A simulated client interview and a simulated appearance in a magistrates' court where you will make representations and/or submissions in respect of three cases.
On registration, you will be issued with a copy of our regulations which will provide written guidance on the format, content and assessment criteria for the Interview and Advocacy.
Datalaw’s Assessment Board is comprised of current and former duty solicitors, academic lawyers and a qualified external moderator. It is the Assessment Board’s role to ensure that accreditation assessments are conducted in a consistent manner and are marked to an appropriate standard having regards to the SRA Standards of Competence.
The Assessment Board have also developed a series of online support courses to assist candidates pass each stage of the accreditation.