course - CSI Series 2

SCHEDULE

DATE

29 - 30 Jan 2024

Time

9am - 5pm

LOCATION:

Holiday Inn Singapore

Normal
(from 30 Dec 2023)
Early Bird
(by 29 Dec 2023)
Group of 3 <
(by 29 Dec 2023)
S$1,675.80
S$1,533.00
S$1,396.50
*all prices are net.

OVERVIEW

The courtroom can be intimidating for witnesses and investigators, with poor performances potentially undermining credibility and cross-examination presenting difficult challenges. Our witness testifying and surviving cross-examination courses address these issues by providing participants with the skills and confidence to testify effectively. They learn how to prepare for testimony, present themselves confidently, and handle cross-examination with professionalism.

Overall, this course equips individuals with the knowledge and skills to feel more confident and prepared when testifying in court. In this 2-days experiential course, you will develop your skills to excel as a witness and learn what to expect in cross-examination, recognize strategies of attack and techniques to counter them.

CSI Series 2 is part of CSI Series* program which consist of:

  1. Courtroom Testimonies
  2. Surviving Cross Examination

You can sign up for the above courses individually by clicking on the link. However, it is highly recommended to attend both days for a more comprehensive skill set.

*CSI Series is an in-depth training series comprising of 6 essential investigator’s skills. Designed by a defence counsel and senior police officer (NSman), this series of workshops offer insights into defence's strategies to sharpen your investigation skills.

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    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    This workshop is for anyone who need to testify in a courtroom, which include:

    Investigation officer
    Expert witness
    Witness
    Compliance officer
    Enforcement officer
    Auditor

    BRIEF PROGRAM OUTLINE

    A mock trial and demonstration on how to respond to an ad hominem attack will be held at the end of the class that will allow you to put in practice what you have learnt.

    Day 1 - Courtroom Testimonies

    • The Court Process
    • Proceedings, Time, Goals of Court
    • Hearings
    • Rules of Evidence
    • Preparing for Trial
    • Resume & Expert Testimony
    • Communication Skills in the Courtroom
    • Channelling Nervous Energy
    • Using Eye Contact, Voice, & Gestures
    • Communication & Personality Styles
    • Questioning by Attorneys
    • Mock Trial

    Day 2 - Surviving Cross Examination

    • Common problems facing witnesses
    • Preparation for cross-examination
    • Non-verbal behaviors and communication: Gestures, Voice and Posture
    • Handling anxiety about testimony
    • Specific techniques for mastery of the witness role
    • 12 techniques to cope with cross-examination

    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

    • Develop testifying skills of a confident and competent witness.
    • Respond succinctly and appropriately and know when to elaborate.
    • Articulate your opinion based on the foundation of fact and/or truth.
    • Differentiate between scientific and legal truth.
    • Harness and channel nervous energy into a positive presentation.
    • Gain insights on techniques lawyers use in cross-examination.
    • Anticipate typical patterns of cross-examination and its traps.
    • Manage intimidation and bullying by defence counsel.
    • Respond appropriately when areas of lack of knowledge are tapped.
    • Handle surprise attacks calmly.

    TESTIMONIAL

    ...the trainer was able to illustrate his lecture with his experience in the police force and as a lawyer.
    Deputy Director, Ministry of National Development
    "I definitely give two thumbs up for this course. Very useful for Investigation Officers. Should make this compulsory for investigation officers."
    Snr. Investigation Officer, Singapore Customs
    "Helpful to realise that we are able to seek assistance / permission form the judge and not totally at the mercy of Defence Counsel. Good knowledge to have at back of mind while writing court reports."
    Senior Clinical Psychologist, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports
    "Make an Investigation Officer become aware of Defence Counsel’s school of thought."
    Senior Investigation Officer, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
    The trainer has clearly illustrated the objectives of the course through role plays and practical experiences. I do not feel bored through the course and I find it easy to remember the knowledge and skills through the practical lessons.”
    Head Intelligence, Ministry of Social and Family
    Yes, keep up the good work. With this methods and skills, we would be more confident in cross-examination.”
    Assistant Intelligence Officer, Singapore Customs

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