Essentials of Criminal Trials

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This course is particularly suitable for Attorneys at law and law students with an interest in general advocacy and criminal litigation. It is designed to cover issues of procedure and evidence that are central to the practice of law both in the Magistrates Court and the High Court, including recent reforms. Certificate upon completion.

Core Elements

Evidence in Chief: courtroom etiquette, eliciting evidence, leading questions, eliciting expert evidence, tendering exhibits, hearsay evidence, s.15C Evidence Act applications, refreshing memory, hostile witnesses; Cross-examination: Peter Blake principle, no-case submission, bad character; Re-examination, and more.