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Xavier Becerra ~ Attorney General

Presentation of Courtroom Evidence

Presentation of Courtroom Evidence

Class Code
Subject Area
A - Professional Communication and Conduct Program
Class Description 

This two-day (16-hour) course focuses not so much on technical issues, but rather on communication methods employed by expert witnesses form effective testimony. The two-day workshop uses video taping and solid constructive critiquing. Throughout the workshop, participants will learn and practice the key elements to improve their overall testifying skills and become more confident. Witness effectiveness is increased by enhancing positive skills and modifying subconscious behaviors that interfere with the goal of successful public speaking. This is intended for criminalists, toxicologists, latent print and questioned document examiners, investigators, crime scene and identification technicians, and law enforcement specialists called to testify in court (applies for all levels of experience).






Instructor Various Instructors
Teaching Methods
Classroom lectures, student presentations and viewing of recorded testimony from criminal trial.
Students will be required to present their qualifications, give presentations, and provide testimony on an actual case that either they or a colleague has worked
While previous court testimony experience is useful, attendees need not have any prior court appearances
Before the start of the class, the students will provide a sample report to be used in the testimony portion of the class. Also, students will wear appropriate court attire to class
Materials Fee
Tuition No cost to POST supported or State of California based Law Enforcement agencies. A $120.00 tuition fee will be required of all other public agency, private sector, or out-of-state applicants
Course Contact
Neda Khoshkebari, (916) 464-5599, (916) 695-1800

Location Start Date
Rancho Cordova 12/18/18 08:00 AM

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If no classes are scheduled, you’ll be placed on a list that expresses your desire to attend this course.