EVENT: The Law Society – Youth Justice Advocacy Course / Youth Court Advocacy

Posted February 20th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This training has been developed in partnership with the Law Society and is an essential course for all solicitors who will be appearing in the youth court.

The course provides an overview of youth-specific criminal law from the police station to the youth court. The training will cover key topics such as out of court disposals, bail and remand, jurisdiction, adaptations to the trial process and youth sentencing. The course will introduce participants to the underlying principles of youth justice and international children’s rights law. This knowledge will be embedded through interactive exercises and case studies.

Participants will learn about child development and the learning difficulties, mental health difficulties and communication needs that affect children and young people in the criminal justice system. The course will also provide an introduction to fitness to plead and effective participation as well as modifications and adaptations to the court process, including intermediaries. The course will enable participants to identify needs and vulnerabilities and how these are properly addressed to ensure a child receives a fair trial.’

Date: 2nd March 2017, 9.00am-5.00pm

Location: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.