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Interviewing Children - the steps to success - webinar package

NZ $179.00
Chris Fogarty 2015 Dr Rachel Zajac 2015
Chris Fogarty
Cameron & Co
Dr Rachel Zajac
Department of Psychology
University of Otago

Webinar Package includes:

Archive Presentation  l  Booklet  l  PowerPoint Presentation

Webinar Package Fee (incl GST)

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

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Webinar Archive Presentation

Presentation time: 90 minutes

Effectively interviewing child clients is vital to your work as lawyer for child. The primary focus of this webinar is to constructively assist lawyers, who are not specifically trained to deal with children, with how best to obtain their child client’s views.
This webinar will highlight the four key factors to keep in mind when interviewing your child client.
The successful integration of these factors:

  • the child
  • the topic under discussion
  • the questions to use and
  • the interview context.
These key factors will effectively support you with your interviewing skills.
The presenters will use practical examples drawn from real experience to highlight key issues from both the legal and psychological perspective.

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Authors: Chris Fogarty, Dr Rachel Zajac
Published: 27 July 2015 
Pages: 36


Anyone who has ever asked a child “what did you do at school today?” knows that eliciting information from children can be a challenging exercise. In the legal context—where the stakes are invariably high—the pressure is on to elicit detailed, specific, and accurate information that will effectively inform legal decisions.

How, then, should we obtain this information in our professional dealings with children? In this paper, we answer this question from two distinct viewpoints.

First, we outline the consensus view from several decades of scientific research into children’s memory and narrative development.

Second, we consider the perspective of an experienced Family Court lawyer.

At the conjunction of these two viewpoints, we hope that you will find interview approaches that are both evidence-based and practical.

PowerPoint Presentation

These are the slides included in the webinar presentation.
Number of Slides: 31

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