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Developing a Theory of the Case for Effective Advocacy in Judge Alone Trials [WEBINAR]

Developing a Theory of the Case for Effective Advocacy in Judge Alone Trials [WEBINAR]

LexisNexis, 2018

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Webinar WEBBONTO1801 $160.00

Description

Presenters:


Janine Bonifant, Barrister, Brandon Street Chambers
Anne Toohey, Barrister, Canterbury Chambers


Day: Wednesday

Date: 9th May 2018

Time: 1:00 PM NZT

Duration: 1 hour


About the webinar


Preparation of the theory of the case is the key to successful advocacy. This webinar will introduce a formulated, stepped plan to enable advocates to prepare a theory of the case that can be applied to any fact pattern. Using this system, advocates will be able to successfully undertake all aspects of a trial, including examination-in-chief and cross-examination.


This practical webinar has been developed for the intermediate lawyer who is looking to develop their ability to prepare a theory of a case for application in JAT in the district court. The webinar will provide attendees with effective tools that can be applied immediately. These tools may also be useful when preparing for jury trials.


Learning Outcomes


Having attended this webinar participants will be able to:

    - Follow a step-by-step process to formulate a viable theory of a case, which will enable you to successfully present your client’s case, whether you are prosecuting or defending. This process includes:

          • Identifying the elements of the charge
          • Analysing the evidence for the prosecution case
          • Identifying evidential issues
          • Identifying the defence

    - Apply the theory of the case to successfully prepare examination-in-chief and cross-examination, as well as any submissions


Who is this webinar for


The webinar is aimed at junior to intermediate lawyers and members of the police prosecution service. It will be a good refresher for more experienced lawyers.


About the Presenters


Janine Bonifant has had over 20 years’ experience as a litigator, focusing on criminal law. She has previously worked as a senior Crown Prosecutor and Deputy Public Defender in Wellington and is currently practicing as a barrister based in Wellington. In addition to criminal defence work, she also represents clients before a range of tribunals. Janine has been a faculty member of the NZLS Litigation Skills programme since 2006 and was Director in 2013. She is currently an instructor for the Institute of Professional Legal Studies. More information about Janine and Brandon Street Chambers can be found here.


Anne Toohey is a barrister at Canterbury Chambers in Christchurch, specialising in civil and criminal litigation, employment law, criminal law, regulatory law, and health law. As senior counsel, she has prosecuted for the Crown in both District Court and High Court jury trials. Since 2007, Anne has been contracted to the New Zealand Police as an instructor for the Police Prosecutors’ Advocacy Courses at the Police College in Wellington and has prepared written training materials for the Police Prosecution Service in relation to advocacy and other legal topics. Anne is a faculty member of the NZ Litigation Skills course faculty, and the PILON (Pacific Islands Law Officer Network) faculty. More information about Anne and Canterbury Chambers can be found here.


Related LexisNexis Products

Bonifant, J. & Toohey, A. Litigation Skills: A Practical Guide to Judge-alone Trials (2017)
Bonifant, J. Litigation Skills: A Practical Guide to Sentencing (2016)
Murray, I. A Practical Guide to Criminal Procedure 2nd edition (2016)
Hall, G. Sentencing Law and Practice (2014)

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