Training provided to volunteer lawyers

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Solicitors Volunteering with Criminal Justice Support network

Orientation workshop for lawyers interested in volunteering

Generally a two hour workshop (worth 2 MCLE points) is organised.
This is run by the CJSN Manager and the IDRS Principal Solicitor, and is held during a weekday evening in Redfern, or the Sydney CBD. The workshop usually starts at around 6 pm to allow lawyers to attend after work.

At the orientation workshop volunteer lawyers receive:

  • CJSN Volunteer Lawyer Information Package
  • Volunteer Solicitor or Barrister Agreement (to be signed and returned)
  • Role of Support Persons in Police Interviews policy
  • Serious Offences Procedural Guidelines
  • Volunteer Lawyer Network Information form

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