How do training courses 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.
Do these courses seek to replace witness preparation and proofing?
Is witness training ethical?
Can the legal team conduct their own witness training 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 do the courses last for?
This varies depending on the course, but typically courses are taught over one hour, 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?
Again this varies per course, but generally, there are two distinct sessions:
- Foundation – Session 1
a. Introduction to the court/trial process
b. Role of a witness
c. Theoretical foundations of the evidence to be provided
d. overview of strategies and techniques – what they are, how to recognise and how to respond.
- Practice – Session 2
a. Practical session with trainer
b. Reviewed and analysed and feedback given