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Introduction to Criminal Law Practice 2020

Introduction to Criminal Law Practice 2020
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15 May 2020
Wellington and Auckland sessions have been postponed to November 2020, and Christchurch will be held in the first half of 2021. 
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This practical two-day workshop will cover the fundamentals of being an effective criminal lawyer. The course addresses the steps that lawyers new to criminal practice need to know about to prepare for and run a Judge-alone trial in the District Court.

Day one
  • The fundamentals of being a good criminal lawyer
  • Putting it into practice
  • Case review hearings
  • Judge-alone trials
  • Planning a plea in mitigation.
Day two
  • Sentencing
  • Name suppression
  • Bail
  • Discovery
  • Legal aid
  • Etiquette and ethics
  • Evidence-in-chief
  • Cross-examination
  • Producing exhibits
  • Delivering a plea in mitigation.

Learning objectives

You will gain essential skills to enable you to advise your clients about the range of available law-based resolutions which may apply to them; and learn how to put those skills into practice both in preparing for and appearing at a criminal trial.


Wellington 2 - 3 November
Auckland 5 - 6 November
Christchurch Postponed to first half of 2021

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Level 4, 17-21 Whitmore Street
Wellington 6011

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PO Box 5041
Wellington 6140
New Zealand