Preparing and Presenting Court Testimony

This workshop enables social workers to effectively prepare for and testify at court hearings. Participants will gain insight into the questioning and cross-examination process. They will learn skills that will make them more confident and proficient in preparing and presenting cases in court. Participants will get hands-on practice developing their own direct and cross-examination questions and serve as judge, lawyers, and expert witnesses in mock trials. They will learn how to improve the credibility of witnesses through the stated objectives.

Topics include:

  • Understanding elements of child welfare cases
  • Exploring direct questioning and cross-examination
  • Learning the do’s and don’ts of testimony
  • Connecting court report writing to your testimony
  • Preparing for child welfare court proceedings
  • Practicing testimony through mock trial
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