Law Enforcement on the Stand

  • ONTARIO, OREGON - FOUR RIVERS CULTURAL CENTER (COLLINS GALLERY) 676 SW 5th Avene Ontario, OR 97914

COURSE SYNOPSIS

LAW ENFORCEMENT ON THE STAND addresses recurring issues faced by law enforcement witnesses. This 8 hour intensive course combines interactive lectures with role play and other proven teaching methods to expose officers to what they can expect during preparation, direct testimony from government lawyers and cross examination from criminal defense attorneys.  Law enforcement can expect to learn about attitude, presentation, common needs for law enforcement testimony, statements by defendants and witnesses, exhibits, impeachment and credibility, and how testimony correlates with evidentiary arguments and closing statements. Every facet of the program is designed to assist law enforcement personnel to become effective and credible witnesses.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

This course is designed to improve your effectiveness in the courtroom when testifying.

INSTRUCTOR

Caren Cambre brings more than 30 years of courtroom experience into her classrooms and training sessions. As a law school advocacy professor and a law enforcement witness trainer, she draws upon her hundreds of jury trials to train law students, young lawyers, and law enforcement officers in the many aspects of criminal litigation. The law school courses she teaches include Mock Trial, Trial Advocacy, Advanced Trial Advocacy, Evidence in the Courtroom, Trial Evidence & Advocacy, Ethical Prosecutions, and Professional Responsibility.  As an advocacy professor and mock trial coach, she has used her extensive trial experience to teach lawyers presentation strategies for preparing and presenting witnesses testimony and questioning witnesses. Recognizing that the answers given by witnesses are critical to successful trials, she identified a need to teach law enforcement officers to become effective and credible witnesses.

Professor Cambre’s approach to teaching focuses on learning by doing, individualized and constructive critique, and a passion for teaching that is contagious.

As a career homicide prosecutor in New York and Louisiana, she worked extensively with law enforcement conducting investigations and presenting their testimony throughout the litigation. She led the most serious cases to successful trial results, in part by developing a serious and consistent approach to the testimony of hundreds of law enforcement personnel.  This program, LAW ENFORCEMENT ON THE STAND, incorporates all the elements of a long career serving justice, dedication for teaching others about trial work and a deep respect for the service of law enforcement who protect us everywhere.

TO REGISTER

This course is free. To register, send email to Oregon-Idaho Program Coordinator Tim Doney at timothy.doney@state.or.us and include name, agency, DPSST #, email and contact phone number.