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Graeme is an accredited trainer with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (USA) and has taught on faculty in Colorado since 2002.

Graeme is a member of the Australian Bar Association Advocacy Coaching faculty and coaches in the barrister reading programs in South Australia and Western Australia.

Graeme has also taught basic advocacy skills as part of the ANU Legal Workshop program since 2000 and presently teaches the LLM Advocacy course which focuses on expert evidence and uses either forensic accountants or forensic psychologists.

Graeme has written litigation related CLE papers and co-authored two books – Appellate Practice (Federation Press, 2008) and Winning Advocacy (Oxford, 2004).

Graeme also collaborates with psychologists, voice coaches and other professionals to suit the client’s needs.

Graeme has conducted a range of advocacy workshops, with materials tailored from each client’s own files, for clients including:

Clayton Utz  - series of workshops on conducting tribunal hearings including cross-examination of witnesses, making submissions and dealing with expert evidence;

Australian Government Solicitor – workshops on presenting court applications including how to prepare affidavits and court orders, submissions and handling objections;

Blake Dawson – workshops for national practice groups on conducting hearings in courts and tribunals, presenting applications in the Supreme Court.  Graeme has also worked with partners within Blake Dawson to provide advocacy coaching for clients’ in-house legal teams;

ACT Law Society – workshops on basic advocacy skills, witness examination, making submissions and preparing affidavits; and

Dept of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations – workshop on preparing for and conducting hearings.