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Testifying in Court for Non-Lawyers (Child Protective Proceedings)

  • Double Tree by Hilton Bay City-Riverfront 550 Hulet Drive Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48302 United States (map)

Course Description:

This full-day training will feature the components of witness testimony and courtroom hearing procedures. Group discussion and mock trial practice exercises will help caseworkers develop and expand their courtroom presentations and improve their ability to effectively testify in court. The training will focus on the roles and responsibilities of adoption, foster care, and protective services workers as they relate to child protective proceedings and provide information to navigate the court system. In addition, the training will explain the importance of being prepared and how preparedness improves courtroom performance. The presenters will discuss the do’s and don’ts of testifying in court, including courtroom demeanor and the substantive elements of effective testimony.  

Course Link:
https://032918testify.eventbrite.com
CE Value (credits): 5.5
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
SCAO - Child Welfare Services

Contact Information:
Kate McPHerson
517-373-5322
mailto:McphersonK@courts.mi.gov