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How to Run a Jury Trial 2021

How to Run a Jury Trial 2021
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In this hands-on, how to workshop, you will learn, step-by-step the practical aspects of preparing and conducting a jury trial. Topics covered:

Preparing for the trial

  • Dealing with the documents
  • Developing the theory of the case
  • Preliminary interviews, inspecting the scene, identifying the issues, who should be called
  • The Criminal Procedure Act
  • Preparation – from election to trial
  • Oral evidence hearings
  • Pre-trial callover
  • Final preparation

Conducting the trial itself

  • Further pre-trial preparation
  • Trial procedure
  • Dealing with witnesses
  • Calling the accused?
  • Openings and closings, leading evidence, cross-examination
  • Ethical issues
  • What the bench expects – (local District Court Judge).

This workshop is a must for all practitioners who see themselves as specialising in criminal law, who are already on the level one legal aid list, and are seeking inclusion in the level two legal aid list, or have been recently appointed to the level two legal aid list.

Presenters: Maria Pecotic and Craig Ruane

Christchurch 31 August
Wellington 1 September
Auckland 2 September
freephone (within NZ)
0800 333 111

[email protected]

04 472 7837

04 463 2986
Level 4, 17-21 Whitmore Street
Wellington 6011

DX SP 20202
PO Box 5041
Wellington 6140
New Zealand