Australia: Witness Skills for Non-Experts - Register your interest
Last Updated: 1 April 2014
Date: 31 Dec 2014
Time: 8.30am – 4.45pm
Location: Level 28, Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane
Presenter(s): Ian Bloemendal
Contact: Phone, 1800 882 110, Contact Client Training
Cost: $1,183 per person
$1,065 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$1,006 per person if in a group of three or more
Register for Witness Skills for Non-Experts - Register your interest

Dates are scheduled on a needs basis. To register your interest please email or follow the registration prompt above.

Have you ever been, or are likely to be a witness in a court, tribunal or other investigative process?

These include in the Magistrates Court, District Court, Supreme Court, Federal Court, Children's Court, Land Court, Planning and Environment Court, Small Claims Tribunal, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Industrial Court of Queensland, Land and Resources Tribunal, Anti- Discrimination Tribunal Queensland and the Commercial and Consumer Tribunal.

This workshop examines the theory, practice and procedure of giving evidence and demystify the process.

What we'll cover

  • Common fears of employee witnesses giving evidence
  • Your role – the role of a witness in court
  • The civil and criminal justice systems – layout of court, order of questions and what to expect
  • Understanding courtroom etiquette
  • The role of others – including the judge, jury, magistrates, prosecutors, plaintiff and defence lawyers, defendant, etc.
  • How to prepare yourself
  • How to deal with the butterflies and arrows
  • Qualities of a good witness
  • Privileged communications
  • Dealing with memory – limits, use of notes, conferring with other witnesses
  • Tips and traps.

What you'll learn

This highly practical training session will help you to simplify, communicate and be persuasive with your evidence.

You will be cross-examined on a case study and an experienced lawyer will give constructive feedback on your witness box presentation.

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