This training is for forensic interviewers and staff of S.C. Child Advocacy Centers to update them on recent legal decisions in child sexual abuse cases. The training will explain the difference between testimony of a lay witness in comparison to an expert witness in court. Depending on the type of witness you are for the case, you will learn during the training what you are allowed to substantively testify about without violating the rules established by the courts. When you are qualified as a “blind expert” at trial, what does that mean and what are you expected to provide in your testimony. There will also be discussion about how a CAC should protect the dissemination of protected information within its possession and how testimony surrounding this protected information is either allowed as evidence in court or is considered inadmissible at the trial of the case and why.
Candice Lively has been practicing law since 1996. She is currently General Counsel for SCNCAC and a General Solicitor for the Sixth Judicial Circuit for Chester, SC.
SCNCAC has created virtual training guidelines to support the virtual training environment and to provide a high quality experience for all who attend our training. Please review the training guidelines prior to registering.
SCNCAC Virtual Training Guidelines