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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


Program Chair

  • Detective Kerry Watkins (retired), Toronto Police College; Professor, Humber College


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

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.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

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 will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all inquiries 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

Date & Time

August 20, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST


Web - Replay

Fee per Delegate

$345 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $172.50 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours

Who Should Attend

  • Police (all members)

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