Event Title : Cross Examination Skills

Full Description
This one-day workshop will equip the delegates with skills and techniques to cross-examine witnesses effectively.
Start Date
12 April 2021 @ 09:00
Sessions
3
Course Type
Distance Learning
Cost
R950.00

Module 1 : DL10 - Cross examination skills

The purpose of cross-examination is to extract information which is useful to your case and attempt to destroy the testimony and/or the credibility of the opponent’s witnesses.

This one-day online workshop will equip the delegates with skills and techniques to cross-examine witnesses. This workshop should be attended by chairpersons, complainants, managers, HR and ER managers and practitioners, legal advisers, shop stewards, and union representatives.

Module 1 Session 1:

  • Conceptualising Cross Examination
    • Different types of Processes
    • The purpose of cross-examination
  • Preparing for cross-examination
    • Get to know all the facts
    • Cross check versions
    • Look at all documents
    • Anticipate key points of other parties’ case - have a plan
    • Decide on a style or approach for each witness
    • Decide how to open cross-examination
  • Assessing the Credibility of a Witness

Module 1 Session 2:

  • General questioning techniques
    • Range of questioning
    • Open and leading questions
    • Length of questions
    • Aggression
    • The build-up in questioning
    • Applying questioning techniques
  • Assessing credibility
    • Demeanour
    • Corroboration
    • Consistency
    • Probability
    • Reliability

Module 1 Session 3:

  • Case study
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