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This practical OsgoodePD program will provide you with the tools you need to give effective testimony in court. Don’t miss your opportunity to hear from judges, defence lawyers, Crown attorneys and senior police instructors on what it takes to prepare and give evidence in court.

Whether you are preparing to testify or actually giving evidence in court, this new and practical program will provide you with tips and strategies on how to best navigate your way confidently and effectively through the process. Topics will include:

  • Immediate steps to take when you’ve been called to court
  • Knowing what the Crown Attorney can and cannot do for you
  • Best practices in giving testimony during direct examination
  • Anticipating and dealing with situations on cross-examination
  • How to handle the different types of defence counsel you may encounter



  • Detective Kerry Watkins, Toronto Police College
  • Margaret Bojanowska, Barrister
  • The Hon. Justice Lloyd Budzinski, Ontario Court of Justice
  • Paul Calarco, Barrister & Solicitor
  • David Fisher, General Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Julianna Greenspan, Partner, Greenspan Partners LLP
  • Ruth McGuirl, Crown Counsel, Public Prosecution Service of Canada
  • Richard Stern, Barrister & Solicitor


Group Discounts

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including link to program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web-On Demand

Date Recorded
February 10, 2017
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$325 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Police (all members)

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