Evidence Essentials: Dealing with the Troublesome Witness
No matter how much time you put into preparing your case, trial would not be trial without troublesome witnesses. While openings, closings and submissions are largely within our control, often witnesses are not. Some witnesses are difficult on purpose, and others present challenges because of their loyalties, poor memory, unsophistication, or even simple personality quirks. Because of this, it is essential for litigators to understand the evidentiary law that exists to deal with witnesses who are unhelpful, unwilling, or unable. Without these tools in your kit, you can’t truly represent your clients effectively. This exciting new webinar offers a helpful review of the substantive law and procedural rules that apply to troublesome witnesses.
Noted author and award winning law Professor Peter Sankoff will focus on the untruthful, forgetful, hostile and adverse witness. In addition he'll touch on the witness who refuses to answer questions – often the first sign of problems to come! Each of these areas can cause significant anxiety for practitioners unfamiliar with the rules and processes that apply to them. Professor Sankoff will outline the relevant law, including leading Supreme Court of Canada decisions, and the correct processes to use. His comments will apply to evidence given in a range of proceedings. Attend this webinar and get the knowledge you need to confidently manage these troublesome witnesses, and smooth the way for a more effective, and more enjoyable, presentation of your client’s case.
Live webinar with chat includes 30 day replay.
This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A.