Vulnerable Witnesses and Defendants: The Use of a Communication Assistant (in person)
The use of a communication assistant (CA) is a new and fast-growing feature of the New Zealand justice system. While guided by international practices, there is a need to understand the issues and processes for engaging a CA within our own context. This seminar will offer practical suggestions for meeting the needs of a vulnerable witness or defendant.
Presenters: Clare McCann, SLT and Communication Assistant, The University of Auckland
Michelle Bonetti, SLT and Communication Assistant, Moretalk; David Niven, Barrister; Jo Murdoch, Partner, Meredith Connell | Chair: His Honour Judge Collins