A highly intensive and practical day, where the procedures in giving evidence, the order of events, the roles of different people in the court and the process of giving evidence will be explained. The techniques lawyers use to disconcert and discredit witnesses will also be examined.
The morning session is designed to demystify the process of giving evidence, whereas in the afternoon session a number of delegates will experience being cross-examined by a lawyer on a fictional case study.
The trainer will give constructive feedback on some of the delegates witness box presentations and local authority delegates will learn through observation and review.
Many witnesses find the witness box to be a lonely place. Our adversarial system means that cross examination can be uncomfortable. Doubt can be cast upon your experience, qualifications, methods and opinions.
The courtroom skills course is designed to ensure that those who may have to give evidence undergo a process of familiarisation or review to gain knowledge of the procedures involved and to equip them with the necessary skills to give a coherent account from the witness box.
Key Learning Points:
On completion of this course delegates will have a clear understanding of:
Jurisdiction of the Courts
What is required of local authority staff in Court
How the adversarial system works
The procedures, order of events and roles of those in the adversarial systems
How to prepare for giving evidence
Taking the oath/affirmation with confidence
Techniques lawyers use in cross-examination and how to handle them
How to give clear, honest and objective evidence
How to make appropriate use of supporting evidence, documents and notes when giving evidence
How to give confident and clear testimony under cross-examination
Who will benefit from this course:
This training programme is essential for any local authority staff member, who is involved in the investigative, enforcement or prosecution stages of a criminal prosecution and may be called to give evidence in a hearing or court proceedings.
This course is accredited by Engineers Ireland. This course is on the LASNTG Framework and grant funding can be applied for.
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