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Lawyer for Child 2022

Lawyer for Child 2022
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An integral part of the New Zealand Family Court system is the state-funded legal representation of children. Lawyers entrusted with these duties must possess a range of skills to enable them to represent children effectively in care and protection cases, in addition to facilitating the new emphasis on children’s participation in respect of parenting arrangements.

This workshop has been designed to ensure participants have the opportunity to develop the full range of skills, knowledge and attitudes required to carry out the role effectively.

By the end of the workshop participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the current role of lawyer for child and changes to the nature of that role as a result of legislative changes.
  • Examine their own values and beliefs in a more informed manner and understand how these might affect the way they carry out the role.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the skills required to communicate with children and the ability to put them into practice.
  • Show some understanding of child development issues in planning and evaluating their interventions.
  • Identify strategies for addressing the potential for conflicts of interest when the views of a child do not necessarily correspond with what the lawyer considers may be in their best interests.
Wellington 21 - 23 March
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