Courtroom Skills: Giving Evidence

Courtroom Skills: Giving Evidence

As a Professional or Expert Witness, giving oral evidence at hearings, adjudications, and trials can be a daunting task. It is essential to prepare for scrutiny of experience, notes, method of investigation and the procedures followed.

Programme Objective

Gain knowledge of the procedures & processes of giving evidence, as well as the skills and confidence to present evidence effectively.

Key Benefits

  • Understand the procedures and process of giving evidence;
  • Understand the roles of the various people in court/tribunal;
  • Take the oath/ affirmation with confidence, and address the judge appropriately ;
  • Give clear, impartial and robust evidence, operating within the rules of evidence;
  • Techniques lawyers use in cross-examination and how to handle them;
  • Role-play to gain experience in being cross-examined, and to receive detailed feedback.