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Courtroom Skills is a one-day intenstive training course that is ideal for anyone who may be expected to give evidence in court in a professional capacity. Participants will learn about effective courtroom presentation and communication skills. Particular focus is placed on confidence building and assertive communication.

Participants will have an opportunity to be examined in chief and cross-examined on a sample-case and receive one to one feedback. The class size will be limited to ensure focused, personal instruction.

Courtroom Skills

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

Courtroom Skills is tutor led and practical.  Particular emphasis is placed on helping individuals build confidence and an assertive manner when cross-examined and to recognise the approaches and techniques that are used by experts and lawyers in a courtroom setting.

This Courtroom Skills / Expert Witness course has been modified for online delivery.  The one day course will run from 10:00am - 4:00pm  on scheduled dates.  It will be delivered remotely and facilitated by a subject matter expert. Course times may be subject to change.

Scheduled Dates:

  • 6 May 2022
  • 10 June 2022

Please note that as this is an interactive programme of training with an emphasis on engagement and skill building, we limit the size of the group.  If you wish to book places for a number of staff from a single organisation, we recommend that you contact training@ipa.ie in the first instance, as a tailored programme may be more suitable.

Commences

6 May 2022 | 10 June 2022 Bookings for this course close one week in advance of start date.

Duration

One Day

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The cost of this one day online course is €395 per person.

Booking: Bookings must be received in writing using a booking form or the online booking option (see below).

All bookings will be confirmed via email. Please send completed booking forms to:

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135
Email: training@ipa.ie

All IPA courses are subject to minimum participant numbers and bookings will typically close one week prior to the course start date.

Cancellation Policy: Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of a course, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged.  Cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the day.

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The Programme

Courtroom Skills is a one-day intenstive training course that is ideal for anyone who may be expected to give evidence in court in a professional capacity. Participants will learn about effective courtroom presentation and communication skills. Particular focus is placed on confidence building and assertive communication.

Participants will have an opportunity to be examined in chief and cross-examined on a sample-case and receive one to one feedback. The class size will be limited to ensure focused, personal instruction.

Who is this for?

Courtroom Skills designed for those who may be required to give evidence in court in a professional capacity.  Participants will learn how to express expert opinion that the court will respect and how to present evidence effectively when under pressure. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this training, participants will:

  • Have a practical understanding of what to expect of the day in court
  • Have learned practical courtroom techniques
  • Be able to express an opinion that the court will respect
  • Give effective evidence in court
  • Understand the basics of the rules of evidence
  • Be aware of the approaches used in courts by lawyers and experts
Course Content

The Courtroom Skills course will cover the following areas:

  • Overview of civil litigation and rules of evidence
  • Presenting evidence and effective communication under pressure
  • Courtroom procedures with legal phases explained
  • Practical application of court skills and evidence through cross-examination exercise
Other Information

This course can be tailored for in-house delivery over one or two days. Please email training@ipa.ie if you would like further information about customised training.

Course Leader

Sarah Reid LLB LLM BL will lead this one day course. Sarah is a practising barrister and law lecturer and offers a practical as well as academic understanding of the law in this area.

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