CASA College Featured Webinars: Testifying in Court
While CASA volunteers are not often called to testify as witnesses, testifying in court can be a nerve-wracking concept. CASA programs in Texas and across the nation have created webinars and other training resources to support volunteers and help them prepare.
Texas CASA Webinar: Testifying 201 (Dec. 2012): In this webinar, Charles G. Childress, Attorney at Law, Austin, discusses strategies and best practices for testifying in court.
Texas CASA Webinar: How to Stand Tall in Court (May 2013): Presented by the Honorable Darlene Byrne and Key Richardson, former Program Director of CASA of Travis County, this webinar informs CASA volunteers how to “stand tall” in court from a local program perspective and also from the perspective of a judge.
CASA of Arizona: Testifying in Court: This course offers tips and review guidelines to help volunteers prepare for testifying in court.
California CASA: Testifying as a Witness: This article on the California CASA website offers tips to help CASA volunteers prepare to testify.
Judiciary of New York: Testifying Effectively for CASAs: This document offers guidance and an overview of what CASA volunteers testifying in court can expect.