Monday, 30 April 2012

Z is for Zealous Witness

I realise I already covered witnesses, but my other options for this letter were 'Zebra Crossings', 'Zombi' or 'Zone'. 3 things which there was not particularly much to write about, and I don't even think 'Zombi' relates to law in any way unless it is an offence (written in statute or decided through common law) to 'mechanically drive a human corpse' (that is apparently its definition according to the website I'm using).

'Zealous Witness' is defined as a witness who demonstrates disproportionate enthusiasm while testifying.
They are quite rare as witnesses are usually well-advised by the lawyer counselling them to resort to no theatrics.

So its basically a witness who is overly confident about the party who he is testifying for, and believes that party will succeed with their claim.

It was put forward that the best way to deal with such a witness, when questioning one is to act indifferent in order to lessen the enthusiasm shown by the witness.

Well I shall have to finish here, as it turns out there's not much to write about a zealous witness either! Well I have certainly enjoyed the challenge and I'm glad to have got to the end of it successfully :) On my agenda for may will be to revise so apologies if my blog seems quite empty!


  1. Katie, Congrats are getting to Z. Yay for you AND me. I don't know if I could be a zealous witness since I think I'm wishy washy. :)


  2. That's supposed to be "on" not "are", but it's been a long month. :)

  3. I like this - something I didn't know before!

    A to Z Blogger & SF/Fantasy Writer @ Visions of Other Worlds

  4. Congrats on making it to Z.