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The Step by Step Guide to Making a Section 32 Application for a Person with Intellectual Disability

(pursuant to section 32 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990)

Criminal Law - CLE Points

The Step by Step Guide to making Section 32 (MHFPA) applications

The Step by Step Guide is a concise and practical guide for lawyers representing clients with intellectual disability in Section 32 applications in the NSW Local Courts

You can access the guide from - www.s32.idrs.org.au

This training is for solicitors who undertake criminal defence work in the local courts

The aim of this training is to provide:

  • practical guidelines based on IDRS experience
  • a forum for interaction between participants

Format:

  • 2 hour workshops (2011-2012)
  • in New South Wales

Content:

  • how to identify and work effectively with a client with intellectual disability
  • how to locate and work with disability and other necessary services
  • how to prepare the application
  • how to prepare persuasive submissions

Cost: free

For more information, please call the Intellectual Disability and Criminal Law Project Educator on (02) 9318 0144

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Estate Planning

Civil Law - CLE Points

Wills and Trusts for Parents of a Person with Intellectual Disability

This training is for solicitors who wish to assist parents with estate planning for their children

The aim of this training is to enable solicitors to improve their knowledge in this area of law

Fotrmat

  • 2 hour workshop
  • run by IDRS in conjunction with specialist private solicitors

Cost: Free

For more information, please call the IDRS Educator on (02) 9318 0144

CJSN Volunteer Solicitor Program

This training is for solicitors who wish to volunteer to provide after-hours legal advice to people with intellectual disability in police custody

Format:

  • training conducted by IDRS Principal Solicitor and CJSN Manager
  • 3 hour training session
  • Training is after hours (refreshments provided)

Cost; Free

Please click on the link to read more about the CJSN Volunteer Solicitor Program

You can register for future training sessions by contacting the IDRS Principal Solicitor on (02) 9318 0144

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