The Coroner’s Counsel’s responsibility is to assist the Inquest Coroner by preparing the evidence, leading evidence, providing advice and counsel to the Inquest Coroner, entering exhibits and liaising with parties with standing. The Coroner’s Counsel leads the examination (questioning) and cross-examination of witnesses testifying at the inquest to ensure that all of the relevant facts are heard. This aspect of their role is particularly important for families who have not requested standing or those not represented by counsel or an agent.