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Help! I’ve been subpoenaed!

7 Jul. 2020 to 14 Jul. 2020
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Online
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Online

360Edge is again running our super-popular workshop on case notes and court preparation. This time as an iso-sanctioned interactive online workshop over two half days - 7th and 14th July.

Presented by our clinical expert Paula Ross and legal eagle Jarryd Bartle our Help! I've been subpoenaed! workshop is specifically designed to help practitioners get court ready!

Are your notes court ready? Would you know what to do if you were subpoenaed? This popular and fun workshop will put you at ease when you appear in court.

Even if you are a specialist in your field and a great practitioner, you may not think of yourself as an ‘expert’ as such.

But when it comes to being a witness in court, 'expert' has a particular meaning and working out whether you are a 'witness' or an 'expert witness' is crucial.

The general rule when it comes to witness testimony is that witnesses can only give evidence about something they directly saw, heard or otherwise perceived.

“I saw Mr Smith take the television” for example, or “I heard Mr Jones scream”.

Generally, as a witness, you must never infer things from your perceptions or offer an opinion.

“I saw Mr Smith take the television, intending to throw it at Mr Jones”, or “I heard Mr Jones scream, probably when he was hit by the television”.

It’s a slight but important distinction, one that comes with a number of exceptions. One of those exceptions is expert testimony.

An ‘expert’, is able to given an opinion, if that opinion is wholly or substantially based on specialised knowledge gained through training, study or experience.

 

Health professionals can either be called to give ‘regular witness testimony’ or ‘expert witness testimony’ or sometimes a combination of both.

It’s important to be careful giving expert testimony that you are only inferring or offering an opinion on something based on your specialised knowledge. 

You can still be an expert witness, even if:

Other experts in the field disagree with your conclusions.
 

You have relied on another person’s data or work acquired through reading relevant literature and reports or through colleagues.

You should never claim to be an expert in something beyond your training, study or experience – or if you’re not able to speak objectively.

Still confused? 

Click here for more information and to book

Part 1 - Tuesday 7th July    9am - 12pm
Part 2 - Tuesday 14th July   9am - 12pm

Cost
Earlybird $290 until 30 June 2020 |  Standard $350 after 30 June 2020

This workshop is eligible for 6 hours of CPD (self-logged)

Still have questions?

Contact us - training@360edge.com.au | 1300 988 184