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Access to Court Documents - Online CPD

Access to Court Documents - Online CPD
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Package includes:

Online CPD Module  l  Electronic booklet  l  PowerPoint Presentation

Package Fee (incl GST)

  • $149 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $179 - Non-members

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Online CPD Module

Presentation time: 90 minutes

The courts in New Zealand constitute an essential part of the democratic framework and it is generally accepted that court processes should be open to public scrutiny.

This module will have a particular focus on the ability of the public to access court documents, either personally or through the agency of the media.

Topics covered will include:

Open justice

  • Concept of open justice
  • Role of the media
History and development
  • The different schemes from 1985 onwards
  • The current scheme
  • Applying for access
  • Supporting the application
  • Opposing the application
  • Appeals
Access decisions
  • Approach followed by Court
  • Relevant considerations
  • Specific situations
Protecting confidentiality
  • Restricted situations
  • Actions to protect clients and information.

Please contact us if you use a dial up internet connection.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you will have a greater understanding of:

  • The current scheme and the process for an application.
  • Recent case law and the implications of the decisions.


Authors: Andrew Beck, Catriona MacLennan
Published: 21 February 2018
Pages: 60


There is no introduction for this publication.

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Access to Court Documents - Online CPD

Publication Date: 23-Feb-2018

Authors: Andrew Beck, Catriona MacLennan

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