This program is suitable for new part time coroners. An online community of peers and experts will share experiences and knowledge while considering the core components of coronial work. Participants will be reviewing session material, case studies and interacting with two expert facilitators, Michael Barnes, NSW State Coroner and Hugh Dillon, NSW Deputy State Coroner.
The workshop style program encourages a rigorous and evidence-based approach to the assessment of witnesses with an emphasis on the topics of reliability and credibility. Expert speakers will also discuss the effect of some social and cultural factors on witness assessment. At the completion of the program participants will be able to make more accurate decisions about witness reliability and credibility and communicate their findings in cogent, reasoned judgments.