Questioning witnesses in a Supreme Court trial (Jun 2015)

Gives tips for using witnesses as evidence in a Supreme Court family law trial, including choosing your witnesses, planning your questions, and the procedure at trial. Also discusses the cross-examination process.

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  • Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC (Legal Aid BC)
  • Clicklaw (online compendium of resources)
  • Family Law in BC (Legal Aid BC)
  • MyLawBC  featuring Q and A pathways to get tailored action plans, and free online mediation to make parenting and child support arrangements (Legal Aid BC)

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Legal Aid BC helps all British Columbians with serious family, child protection, immigration, and criminal law issues. We give free legal information to everyone, and advice and lawyer services to eligible British Columbians.

This video was jointly developed by Legal Aid BC and the People's Law School, with generous funding from the Law Foundation of BC.

Filmed and produced by: Michael Augustine
Narrated by: Winnifred Assmann
Written by: Kate Hunt
Legally reviewed by: Erin Shaw and Justice Victoria Gray
Courtroom photography by: Dan Daulby
Image selection and titles by: Brian Goncalves

Special thanks to:
Terresa Augustine
The Law Courts -- Vancouver

© Legal Services Society, BC, 2015

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