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Introduction to Criminal Law Practice 2022

Introduction to Criminal Law Practice 2022
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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.

Format

A range of teaching and learning techniques will be used including:

  • Group discussions on topics including preparing and delivering a plea in mitigation
  • Planning evidence-in-chief and cross-examination
  • Practising a series of drills (with feedback from experienced counsel)
  • Mini-lectures
  • How to approach different cases.

Who should attend

This workshop is for all practitioners wanting to be appointed to level one of the criminal legal aid list, and those recently appointed to this level. Note: places are limited so register early to avoid disappointment.

Preparation

You are expected to make yourself familiar with the contents of the course folder before you arrive.

As well, there is required pre-course reading of about 1-2 hours and an activity for which you will need to contact local agencies.

Materials

Materials will be sent approximately 3 weeks before the session once you have registered and paid.

Timing

  • Day 1: 9.00pm - 5.30pm
  • Day 2: 8.30am - 5.00pm

Presenter

  • Jo Wickliffe, Barrister, Auckland

Fee (incl GST)

Entry Level Workshop

  • $645 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $745 - Non-members

Financial assistance

Douglas Wilson Advocacy Scholarship Trust

Limited financial assistance may be available through the Douglas Wilson Advocacy Scholarship Trust.

Note: Applications for assistance must be received by Monday 17 October 2022. Late applications cannot be considered.

Please note: You must submit your scholarship application concurrent with the course application to be considered to attend the course.

Download a Douglas Wilson Advocacy Scholarship Trust application form

Download PDF brochure and registration form
Christchurch 21 - 22 November
Wellington 24 - 25 November
Auckland  28 - 29 November

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Introduction to Criminal law Practice - Wellington

24 - 25 November - The Terrace Conference Centre

NZ $745.00
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28 - 29 November - Rydges Auckland

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freephone (within NZ)
0800 333 111

EMAIL 
[email protected]

PHONE
04 472 7837
 
ADDRESS
NZLS CLE Ltd
Level 4, 17-21 Whitmore Street
Wellington 6011

DX SP 20202
PO Box 5041
Wellington 6140
New Zealand