Providing Dynamic and Convincing Testimony

Preparing for Hearings, Motions, Criminal or Civil Trials | taught by Sr. DDA Scott Healy

Course description

All of us are on the side of law, order, fairness and justice. Therefore we need instruction, insight and review regarding the best testimony practices, which include preparation and application of knowledge, experience, ethics and professionalism. This course gives you the tools and best practices regarding testimony as well as being prepared.

Topics include; writing a report immune from attack, control from the witness stand, remaining objective, avoiding the most common mistakes when testifying, handling an aggressive cross examination, handling the compound question and learn what you need to know before testifying.

Sr. DDA Scott  Healy
Sr. DDA Scott Healy
Senior Deputy District Attorney & Senior Instructor

Scott Healy has been with the District Attorney's Office in the Portland, Oregon metro area since 1994 and also an Adjunct Professor at Portland State University. Scott Healy was awarded the DDS Trial Attorney of the Year. Mr. Healy is an excellent speaker and presenter with experience in many aspects of courts, hearings, trials and testimony.

Sr. DDA Healy has handled virtually every type of case from murder (death penalty) and other high profile/serious cases to DUII and minor thefts. He has experience in Psychiatric Security Review Boards, Parole Board Hearings, Mental Health Court, Driving Under the Influence Court, District and Circuit Courts. He has instructed for the National District Attorneys Association, the Oregon/Washington Lawmen's Association and the Clackamas Community College as an Adjunct Instructor since 2000. He has also been a presenter at the NCDA Special Prosecutions Course on the topic of "Special Witness Strategies".