Preparing to Testify in Court: Real-World Tips and Traps to Avoid
Independent Investigations Office of BC
David G. Butcher Q.C.
Wilson Butcher Barristers
Joseph M. Doyle, Q.C.
Watch the speakers perform a mock testimony and cross examination. Then take a critical look at what worked and what didn’t work, and the lessons learned.
- Dissecting your interaction with a person from start-to-finish and analyzing how that interaction will be reviewed in court
- Articulating your authority and actions
- Asserting your credibility, demeanor, and other considerations during testimony — best practices for effective witnesses
- How your notebook can save the day