The Line Between Proofing and Coaching a Witness

Course Info

Price
$99.00

CPD Points 1

Competency
  • C3: Ethics and Professional Responsibility (1)

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What is the difference between witness preparation and witness coaching? Legal Profession Conduct Rule 39 concerns how practitioners discuss a prospective witnesses’ evidence, but in some ways, raises more questions than it answers.

The Ethics of Demands and Complaints

The Ethics of Demands and Complaints
CPD Points: 1.5 Price:
$149.00

Published February 2018. Reviewed August 2021 (next review due February 2022)

What is the line between a forceful demand and misconduct?

This seminar will look at the obligations to frame communications with others in civil terms, the benefits of doing so and the downside where emotion directs the style and derails the content.

Author Profile

The Line Between Proofing and Coaching a Witness

Craig Slater is a barrister at Francis Burt Chambers where he specialises in commercial litigation.

Course Summary

What is the difference between witness preparation and witness coaching? Legal Profession Conduct Rule 39 concerns how practitioners discuss a prospective witnesses’ evidence, but in some ways, raises more questions than it answers.

Course Details

What is the difference between witness preparation and witness coaching? Legal Profession Conduct Rule 39 concerns how practitioners discuss a prospective witnesses’ evidence, but in some ways, raises more questions than it answers. This course will focus on the line between preparing and coaching a witness and addresses the interesting question of what lawyers can and can’t do to prepare witnesses for giving evidence.

Presented by Barrister Craig Slater, this is a great ethics course which sheds light on the specific dos and don’ts of the potential minefield of dealing with witnesses.