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Introduction to Family Law Advocacy and Practice 2022

Introduction to Family Law Advocacy and Practice 2022
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"Connect the Pieces” – how to run a domestic violence/interim parenting case from go to whoa.

This is just the sort of case you are likely to handle now. In following through the case you will learn how to master the core tasks, methods, strategies and documentary and non-documentary procedures you need to know if you are to represent your client in a competent and professional manner.

Put the jigsaw together and get the total picture. Through precedents, videos, a book of materials, and performance critique, this course, recommended by the Ministry of Justice, is sound, participatory and proven.

You will:

  • Learn how to gather the facts of the case in a competent and professional manner
  • Understand what material to include in various court documents and why
  • Learn how to create effective affidavits
  • Develop successful strategies for dealing with more experienced lawyers – in person and in writing
  • Practise presenting effective arguments in court
  • Learn how to put in place survival strategies when things go wrong.

Learning objectives

You will learn the core tasks, strategies and procedures you need to know to run a domestic violence/interim parenting case.

Format

This highly rated “hands-on” two-day workshop caters for the family law practitioner with fewer than three years’ experience. It uses sophisticated materials and modern educational methods to ensure maximum development for each participant.

Note: Limited to 32 participants at each centre.

The programme is focused on skills development, knowledge and know-how. A range of teaching techniques will be used, including small group discussion, plenary sessions, mini-lectures, role plays, mock courts and individual exercises. A series of specially scripted videos has been developed for the programme, both to stimulate discussion and to demonstrate some of the right and wrong ways of doing things.

Who should attend

Family law practitioners with up to three years’ experience.

Materials

Participants will be sent a case file and background reading in advance to prepare the case for the workshop. Model documents will be distributed as appropriate.

Timing

  • Day 1: 9.00am – 5.00pm – with a social hour from 5.00pm
  • Day 2: 8.30am – 5.00pm

Presenters

  • Judge John Adams, District Court, Auckland
  • Judge Hana Ellis, District Court, Whangārei
  • Usha Patel, Barrister, Auckland
  • Additional senior practitioners will assist with the mock court sessions.

Fee (incl GST)

Entry Level Workshop

  • $765 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $825 - Non-members

Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Use the multiple registration button below or Click here 

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available through the Douglas Wilson Advocacy Scholarship Trust. Applications for assistance must be received by: 5pm on Monday 21 March 2022.
Late applications cannot be considered.

Please note: You must still register to attend this course, either online or by completing a registration form.

Download a Douglas Wilson Advocacy Scholarship Trust application form (PDF)

Download PDF brochure and registration form

Christchurch (postponed from 2021) 4 - 5 April 2022
Auckland (postponed from 2021) 7 - 8 April 2022
Wellington (postponed from 2021) 11 - 12 April 2022

Cancellation and refund policy

You may cancel your registration eight working days in advance of an event, and you will receive a refund less a 25% administration fee. If you cancel less than eight working days in advance of the event, no refund is payable. If you register for an in-person event and do not produce a current My Vaccine Pass, you will be denied entry, and no refund is payable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. If you wish to do so you must advise CLE in writing of the change. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to close registrations and cancel or reschedule an event as necessary. Where an event is cancelled by CLE, a full refund is payable.


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Introduction to Family Law Advocacy & Practice - Christchurch

4 - 5 April 2022 - Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

NZ $825.00
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Introduction to Family Law Advocacy & Practice - Auckland

7 - 8 April 2022 - Ellerslie Event Centre

NZ $825.00
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Introduction to Family Law Advocacy & Practice - Wellington

11 - 12 April 2022 - The Terrace Conference Centre

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