Filming Your Testimony
Film your testimony once you feel prepared, and be sure to keep in mind courtroom etiquette, verbal and nonverbal communication, as well as appearance.
When filming your testimony, your partner does not have to be on camera, but he or she must still act as the attorney and read each of the Case Study Testimony Questions.
The paper portion the paper is to be structured with the headings listed below. Be sure to reference Learning Resources and justify your responses.
Hi and thank you for your patience. This particular task asks you to 'film' your testimony. Thus, I deduce that you are to 'play' an expert and imagine that you are in a courtroom, giving expert testimony. When 'filming', make sure that you 'act' confident, dress accordingly and move your body in a way that shows expertise and experience. It is a combination of imagination and acting. You can ask help from your friends and if you do not have good video equipment, just use your smart phone. What is important is that you get to answer the questions below.
While I would have reflected on the case that this is supposed to be based on, since it is not attached, I have approximated likely answers for you based on 3 important concepts of expert testimony - providing the truth, answering direct questions, providing measured opinion based on facts and experience. What is lacking here are 'facts' - thus the solution provided is only an approximation of likely answers. I suggest that you review the case to insert facts into your answers. Make your answers concise as possible.
Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. All the best with your studies.
AE 105878/Xenia Jones
Case Study Testimony Questions: Sample Answers
A = attorney
S = sample answers
A: Please state your full legal name for the record.
S: My name is ...
The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of doing a sample 'expert testimony' in court via a simulated interview based on a sample case (Mr. Bumbles). A resource is listed for further exploration of the topic.
Preparing for Court Testimony: Etiquette & Court Rules
Explain what you did to prepare for testifying and what specific courtroom etiquette you followed.
Write a set of cross-examination questions you might anticipate being asked, explain what your responses might be, and explain how you would prepare to testify in response to these questions.