If, how and when to go about core criminal procedures can be challenging - and these decisions can have serious implications for your client. This On Demand seminar covers the ins and outs of four key procedures for those practising Criminal law: bail applications, discharges without conviction, sentencing indications and pleas/written submissions in mitigation - attend for assistance in achieving the best outcomes for your clients.
- Become updated on procedure for bail applications, including when to make an application and what to put before the court.
- Receive guidance on seeking discharges without conviction, including key case law in respect of relevant factors such as a defendant’s age and career.
- Gain a better understanding of practice around sentencing indications, including whether a sentencing indication should even be sought.
- Gain insights into making more effective pleas/written submissions in mitigation, including key content to include and the structure most likely to assist the judge.
Who should view?
Criminal lawyers seeking an update/refresher on these key areas of practice.
Michele Wilkinson-Smith was admitted in 1993 and was a Crown prosecutor between 1993 and 2005. Since 2005 she has practised as a barrister appearing as counsel in numerous homicide trials for the defence. Michele has appeared in all jurisdictions in New Zealand including in the Supreme Court. She is a PAL 4 legal aid lawyer and Senior Crown counsel on the prosecution panel in Palmerston North.
His Honour Judge Earwaker