Being a Witness

If you receive a document saying you have to be a witness in a trial, it's because you have important information about a case. This script explains your role as a witness, what to do if you can't go to court or think you shouldn't be a witness, how to prepare for court, and what happens in court.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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October 2018 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
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witnesses, being a witness, subpoena, summons, going to court, preparing for trial, testifying in court, what to say and how to act in court, Dial-A-Law
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