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Parole Board Hearings Forum

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The parole system assesses whether eligible prisoners can be released (based on risk) and oversees their transition from prison to community. Parole hearings are conducted in an inquisitorial manner and prisoners must request permission for a lawyer to appear. There are approximately 8,000 parole hearings every year, but lawyers appear at only a small percentage of them so there are significant opportunities for practitioners to play a greater role in this process. This forum will provide practical insights on the Parole Board hearing process and the role of the parole lawyer. The superb line-up of speakers will share their expertise and experience in working in this area.

Chair: Sir Ronald Young, Chairperson, New Zealand Parole Board, Wellington


Download the forum brochure for a full outline of each session.
  • An Introduction to Parole and the Parole Board
  • Māori Strategy - Hōkai Rangi
  • Parole Board
  • Parole - Risk
  • The Intersection of Mental Health and Parole
  • Recalls
  • Extended Supervision Orders - ESOS
  • Parole Lawyers Network

Learning objectives

By attending this forum you will have a better understanding of the parole process, the role of the Parole Board and what is considered at a parole hearing.

Who should attend

Criminal lawyers who are interested in parole.


  • 8.30am Sessions begin
  • 4.20pm Sessions end
  • Note: Live web stream registrations close 3pm, 29 September.


Please indicate your selection upon registration:
  • Hard Copy - Your book will be given to you when you register on the day* - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and you can collect the hard copy book when you register on the day*  - additional $30 charge

*Live web stream attendees - if you select hard copy or both - your book will be couriered to you.

Fee (incl GST)


  • $495 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $555 - Non-members

Live Web Stream

  • $475

Download PDF Brochure & registration form here.

Wellington 30 September
Live Web Stream 30 September
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.

Cancellation and refund policy

Please note: Minimum and maximum numbers apply. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. Registrations close 10 working days before the presentation date (the closing date). NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel any session that does not reach the budgeted minimum number of registrations. This decision will be made on the closing date and a full refund will be made to each registrant of the cancelled session. If you cancel your registration before the closing date, a refund will be made, less a $100 administration fee. After the closing date, there will be no refund. You may transfer your registration to another person until five working days before the presentation. Please advise NZLS CLE Ltd in writing of the change.

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Parole Board Hearings Forum - Wellington

30 September - James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

NZ $555.00
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Parole Board Hearings Forum - Live Web Stream

30 September - At your desk or device

NZ $475.00
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freephone (within NZ)
0800 333 111

[email protected]

04 472 7837

04 463 2986
Level 4, 17-21 Whitmore Street
Wellington 6011

DX SP 20202
PO Box 5041
Wellington 6140
New Zealand