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Online CPD - Criminal Package (1) - 3 CPD Hrs

NZ $242.00

Package Fee (incl GST)

  • $182 - NZLS members and Associate members (usually $273)
  • $242 - Non-members (usually $363)

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Online CPD Modules

Modules will be available to access within 2 business days - you will be notified by email. 

Diversion - 1 CPD hour

  • Publication date: November 2016
  • Authors: Mark Wilton

The New Zealand Police Adult Diversion Scheme provides an alternative means of processing some offenders through the criminal justice court system without the intervention of a full prosecution. Generally the scheme enables eligible offenders to complete a number of activities within a specified timeframe to avoid receiving a conviction for their offending.

In particular, this module will explain:

  • Police Adult Diversion Policy
  • The scheme and the process from start to finish including:
    - First court appearance
    - Diversion interview
    - Diversion conditions
    - Completion of diversion
  • Eligibility criteria:
    - Offender based
    - Offence based
  • Monitoring and auditing of diversion
  • Using and disclosing diversion information
  • The relationship between diversion and discharge without conviction (section 106 Sentencing Act 2002).

The module is aimed at general practitioners who may be faced with clients who wish to be considered for the scheme and for practitioners in the criminal field with up to five years’ experience. 

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Evidence - hostile and difficult witnesses - 1 CPD hour

  • Publication date: May 2015
  • Authors: Janine Bonifant, Tom Gilbert

The new legislative regime is now well embedded and issues with difficult and hostile witnesses are cropping up frequently. Despite that, many people lack confidence in dealing with difficult and hostile witnesses. This is an essential skill for all criminal lawyers if you are to represent your client properly. This module aims to equip you with the relevant skills by taking you through the law, and focusing on the practical aspects of the various situations that can arise.

Being able to identify and deal with hostile and difficult witnesses – whether you are a prosecutor or defence lawyer – is vitally important to ensure your client’s case is properly put before the Court. Learn the correct techniques for confidently managing these witnesses.

Topics covered will include:
  • Swearing in reluctant witnesses
  • Refreshing memory
  • Hostile witnesses
  • Tips and tricks for tough witnesses..

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Criminal Law - discharge without conviction - 1 CPD hour

  • Publication date: November 2014
  • Author: Blake Dawson, Mark Wilton

A guilty plea or verdict is not the end of an offender’s opportunity to secure an acquittal. Under the Sentencing Act 2002, it is possible for the court to acquit an offender upon sentencing by imposing a discharge without conviction.

By outlining the relevant considerations at each step, this module will examine the test that must be satisfied before the court may exercise the discretion to discharge an offender without conviction. The current procedural approach to applications will be explained including practical discussion about effective applications and common difficulties. 

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*NEW* Make Your Own Online CPD Package!

Publication Date: 06-Jan-2020

Authors: Various

NZ $0.00

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Online CPD - Company & Commercial Package (1) - 4.5 CPD Hrs

Publication Date: 08-Mar-2017

Authors: Various

NZ $434.00

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