Part 1 Theory
£30 – Advocacy Lecture, Sample Civil and Criminal Advocacy videos and Attachments
£70 – Advocacy Mock Session
Part 1 Practice
Our Approach To The OSCE Advocacy And Presentation
While the Advocacy and Presentation constitute one subpart of the OSCE assessment, they differ considerably. ‘Advocacy’ is applicable in the case of civil or criminal litigation. In all other practice areas, it is known as ‘presentation’.
Presentation of your advice has no strict requirements and is generally the same throughout the world. Contrarily, advocacy has its own specifics or sometimes differs considerably from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
In the Theory Advocacy part you may find guidance on preparation for the advocacy, in the form of a lecture, attachments and a sample advocacy speech. Included is an explanation of how to conduct different court applications in criminal and civil proceedings (which are different): e.g., how to address a judge; structure your delivery; and prepare the actual wording of a speech. I invite you to focus on advocacy tests in civil and criminal litigation. These two documents contain the list of legal tests.
After you have a clear understanding of what you need to do in order to succeed in the advocacy, you should actually practice it. I would advise you to conduct one mock advocacy session in criminal litigations, one in civil, and one presentation in a practice area subject of your choice. Further, if you have ample time, it would be helpful to practice the advocacy, for instance, in front of a mirror. The more you practice, the better you become.
In this regard, OSCEsmart offers you practical exercises that simulate exam conditions through online mock sessions in which I serve as a judge assessor.
How to Book an OSCE Advocacy/Presentation
You may book a mock advocacy/presentation by clicking the button on the right. Then select which advocacy you wish to order. After payment is received, you will receive an email confirming the order, time frame and instructions. The assessor will email you the Candidate Instructions in form of an email from your supervisor in the law firm, providing details. The instructions will be emailed to you in advance, but if you wish to act in accordance with strict exam conditions, we suggest opening the Candidate Instructions 45 minutes before the mock is to start.
Before the OSCE Advocacy/Presentation
We also strongly recommend that you to watch the Advocacy lecture and other videos (practical examples of the advocacy in civil and criminal) and attachments disposed available on the left-hand and in particular, to focus on the civil and criminal litigation tests. The practice shows that many candidates waste their first attempt to pass the mock, because, in fact, they do not know how to put a case across to the court. Following the aforementioned preparatory steps will ensure that you receive the greatest benefit from the practical mock session.
The OSCE Mock Advocacy/Presentation
The time frame for the entire session is one hour during which the mock will be conducted. The duration of the online mock is 15 minutes for the actual advocacy/presentation and around approximately 20 minutes for the marking evaluation and feedback. As it is an online live session and there could be issues with the Internet connection, we allow for an hour within which the 35-40-minute mock takes place. Keep in mind that the session does not cover the 45 minutes of preparation prior to the start of the interview. Allow enough time to prepare adequately in advance.