Courtroom Skills – The Expert Witness

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This half-day seminar forms part of our CPD Legal series and will outline the structure and jurisdiction of the Irish courts system.

It will look at the ethics involved with preparing to give evidence in formal legal setting and the difficulties this presents for legal representatives. It will also look at examination in chief and cross examinations.

It will look at legal proceedings and ancillary issues focusing on the presumption of innocence, the duty to preserve documents, procedural requirements for hearings and Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Disclosure.

The seminar will also detail the direct examination and cross examination process, including memory refreshing, being in the witness box, re-examination and advice for giving evidence.


Who should attend?

This seminar will be of interest to all legal professionals as well any person who has to attend the Courts Service as part of their job description.


Seminar Trainer

Michael Connellan BL is a practicing Barrister. He works primarily in the areas of Labour & Employment Law, Tort & Personal Injury Law and Criminal Law. Michael holds a Masters Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh and is also a graduate of University College Dublin and The Honorable Society of King’s Inns.





Full Course Details

Title: Courtroom Skills – The Expert Witness
Dates: Tuesday, December 5th 2023
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
CPD: 3.5 CPD Hours
Method of Delivery
: Online
Fee: €325


Tailored Training 

All of our open programmes can also be run on an in-house basis. For more information, see our page on In-House Training.


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