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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
  • Hafeez Amarshi, Crown Counsel, Public Prosecution Service of Canada
  • 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)
  • Lisa Henderson, Counsel, Crown Law Office, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • The Hon. Justice Rick Libman, Ontario Court of Justice
  • Ruth McGuirl, Crown Counsel, Public Prosecution Service of Canada
  • Janani Shanmuganathan, Erin Dann Barrister
  • Richard Stern, Barrister & Solicitor
  • Detective Kerry Watkins, Toronto Police College


Group Discounts for CPD Programs

For boardroom and multi-purchase rates, please email us.
OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "Take Online Course". Once you click "Take Online Course" you will be forwarded to the Moodle page with the materials link. The program video link with be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the video for 90 days.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations, Substitutions and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


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Technical Support

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

Date Recorded

March 2, 2018

Program Details

Date & Time

March 26, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT


Web - Replay

Fee per Delegate

$325 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

Police (all members)

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“Workshop was useful to see different cross strategies on same set of facts.”

Detective Staff Sergeant Matt Watson, Ontario Provincial Police

“Excellent speakers and guests, well designed and full of relevant material. Thank you!”

Murray Martin, Investigator/Forensic Analyst, Ontario Provincial Police – Technological Crime Unit

“Very good content – all police officers need to know this information.”

Sgt. Beverly Zaporozan, Forensic Identification Training, Canadian Police College

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