The Expert Witness
It has become increasingly common for professionals to appear as expert witnesses at hearings, administrative tribunals, inquiries or in court to resolve matters of a scientific or technical nature. This often causes extreme anxiety and uncertainty. However, it can be a professionally rewarding experience.
In order to be prepared and feel confident, it is important to understand the process and learn certain skills. This seminar provides information about the fundamental concepts of being an effective and professional witness.
Presentation techniques include role plays and group discussion. Personal experiences as an expert witness in hundreds of court cases are shared with the group.
The objectives of this seminar are to :
Comments from previous seminar participants
" My first appearance in court was a disaster. I never wanted to testify again. After this course, I feel more prepared for the next time….."
"Everyone in my department should be required to take this course before going to court…."
"Changes in the environmental legislation will mean even more appearances in tribunals and court in the future. This course was very helpful."
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