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Access to Justice through COVID-19

Access to Justice through COVID-19
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Registrations for this web stream closed 2.00pm Friday 11 March

If you want to attend live, and have not already registered please do the following:

  1. Click here to watch the web stream
  2. Download the supplementary questions resource
  3. Download attendance record record fill in the details and send to [email protected] within 7 days of the web stream. We will then register you so that the course is included in your Online CPD Plan and Record and you are credited with the CPD hours.

A question-and-answer session introduced by the Chief Justice and led by NZLS president on the operation of the courts under the traffic light system. 

This webinar is suitable for any lawyers dealing with court matters. 

COVID-19 has impacted on New Zealand society in many ways and the courts have been no exception. 

The Law Society has worked closely with the Chief Justice, other members of the judiciary and Ministry of Justice officials to bring you up to date information from only trusted sources.  

This Q and A session provides an opportunity for the Chief Justice and the Heads of Bench to address questions raised by the profession about how courts are managing the ongoing effects of the recent and current restrictions.  

As previously advised, attendees are invited to submit their questions ahead of time. Please email these questions to [email protected] by no later than 9am on 3 March 2022.

Learning objectives 

  • Understand the impact of the COVID-19 red-level restrictions on NZ courts and hearings.
  • Explore some of the issues this has raised for lawyers and their clients.
  • Gain an understanding of the likely approach during the rest of 2022.  

Who should attend 

Lawyers dealing with court matters. 


  • Justice Winkelmann, Chief Justice 
  • Justice Thomas, Chief High Court Judge  
  • Judge Taumaunu, Chief District Court Judge 
  • Judge Moran, Principal Family Court Judge 
  • Carl Crafar, Chief Operating Officer, Ministry of Justice
  • Andrew Kibblewhite, Secretary for Justice
  • Rachel Leota, Corrections
  • Moderated by Tiana Epati, NZLS President 


Live Web Stream


  • Live Web Stream - Friday 11 March 2022, 4.00pm - 5.30pm
  • Registrations close strictly at - 2.00pm Friday 11 March 2022 - We are unable to accept late registrations for this webinar.
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