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Master Class Courtroom Skills for HSE staff

Programme aim

This programme aims to support HSE staff who attend court on behalf of the HSE by enhancing their courtroom skills.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this master class, participants will have increased understanding of:

  • role of Tusla Child Protection, GardaĆ­, and witnesses
  • role of solicitor, barrister, judge
  • role of HSE legal department
  • court procedure and protocols
  • preparation techniques
  • lawyer techniques in cross examination and how to handle them
  • how to give confident testimony under examination
  • witness rights if being intimidated
  • importance of note taking and record keeping
  • considerations when dealing with different jurisdictions


This programme is approximately 3.5 hrs in duration.

Targeted participants

Staff who attend court on behalf of the HSE.

Programme requirements

To facilitate the best learning experience for all, it is recommended that colleagues only sign up for a programme where they have access to a camera and audio on the laptop or PC that they are joining from. Access to a reliable internet connection is also needed.

A laptop or a PC with a camera and audio are preferred for joining virtual programmes. Joining via a tablet or mobile phone is not recommended as these do not allow the participants to access all of the functionality required to participate in the programme.

CORU Continuous Professional Development

Upon completion of this programme, health and social care professionals registered with CORU can identify this programme as a suitable continuous professional development (CPD) activity for their role. CPD credits may then be allocated based on the new or enhanced learning associated with the activity.

View dates and book a place

How to book Leadership, Learning and Talent Management (LLTM) programmes on HSeLanD


Joan Balfe
Phone: 041 685 9291

Contact Leadership, Learning and Talent Management (LLTM)

Phone: 01 8817 038 or 01 881 7085

For HSeLanD technical or user assistance contact the support desk:

Phone:048 9064 0445