Course Name
C10 - Cross examination skills
Course Description
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 workshop will equip the delegates with skills and techniques to cross-examine witnesses effectively This Workshop should be attended by chairpersons, complainants, managers, HR and ER managers and practitioners, legal advisers, shop stewards, and union representatives.
1 day
R2 950.00

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Module 1 : The purpose of cross-examination

  • Purpose of cross-examination

Module 2 : Preparing for cross-examination

  • Preparing for cross-examination
  • Cross-examination ethics and rules

Module 3 : General questioning techniques

  • Range of questioning
  • Open and leading questions
  • Length of questions
  • Aggression
  • The build-up in questioning
  • Applying questioning techniques

Module 4 : Assessing credibility

  • Demeanour
  • Corroboration
  • Consistency
  • Probability
  • Reliability

Module 5 : Practical exercises and Role play

  • Case study
  • Role-play