How does witness familiarisation help a legal team prepare for trial?
What are the benefits of the courses?
- Understanding of the court process.
- Confidence to deliver evidence effectively.
- Awareness of tactics advocates use.
- Strategies of their own to counter an advocate’s tactics.
- Practice in the effective delivery of evidence.
- Experience in providing evidence in high-pressure situations.
- Assurance they will present in the best way possible.
Does witness familiarisation seek to replace witness preparation and proofing?
Is witness familiarisation ethical?
Can the legal team conduct their own witness familiarisation sessions?
How much does it cost?
Pricing varies depending on the nature of the training to be provided, the number of witnesses and the experience of the barrister providing the training. Contact us for a discussion of training and pricing options.
Where do you run courses?
Live online course via video-link are also available throughout Australia and worldwide.
How long does the course last for?
Typically courses are taught over a half day or a full day, although again this can be tailored to suit the client’s and the witnesses’ needs.
Are courses also available remotely?
Are different courses available for expert witnesses and lay witnesses?
How are the courses structured?
Generally, our training is provided over the course of one day. There are two different sessions:
- Foundation – Session 1
a. Introduction to the court/trial process
b. Role of a witness
c. The giving of evidence
d. Cross examination techniques
e. Strategies to deliver evidence effectively
- Practice – Session 2
a. Mock cross examination session
b. Videoed for witness, reviewed and analysed