Youth Justice Training
"The best bit of the course for me was the interaction and feedback from young clients combined with clear guidance on the law.
I am now more aware of the provisions in relation to young people and I feel now that, even though I don't know all the answers, I now know where to look."
2013 Course Dates: Coming soon
We run a programme of trainings throughout the year. In addition we can deliver bespoke training courses for your organisations. If you would like us to provide training to your organisation please contact us.
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Just for Kids Law (JfK Law) provides training events for law students, solicitors, barristers, lay magistrates and judges. The law now requires special treatment for young people in court, and legal practitioners are often unfamiliar with those procedures and working with young people. JfK Law's courses aim to promote best practices and equip the attendees with the skills they need to communicate with and effectively represent young people.
Our unique training actively involves our former clients as trainers. Those attending the full-day training can get a first hand assessment of the legal system from those who have been on the receiving end of it.
"I am now more aware of the provisions in relation to young people and I feel now that even though I don't know all the answers, I now know where to look."
These courses are Intermediate level and are SRA-accredited.
Courses take place in London and around the UK. If you are interested in JfK Law delivering a course in your area, please contact us.
Price per course
Prices vary depending on whether a day or an evening course and also whether you have been in practice for less than three years or work for statutory services. Day courses are £150/£100/£75 and evening courses are £50/£30.
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The feedback from previous delegates has been overwhelming. Over 95% said that they would change at least one element of their practice as a result of the course and 90% of delegates said they would recommend the course to colleagues. ‘The course was very well structured with good speakers, excellent handouts and the role play with ex-clients was very helpful.’
Training delivered by...
Shauneen Lambe, in-house Barrister of 12 years call at Lawrence & Co solicitors, Executive Director of Just for Kids Law. Shauneen established and runs the Youth Justice Department at Lawrence & Co. solicitors. After qualifying as a barrister in the UK Shauneen moved to Louisiana where she qualified as an attorney to represent those facing the Death Penalty in the Southern United States. She helped set up and was on the board of Reprieve, a charity that uses the law to enforce the human rights of prisoners, from death row to Guantánamo Bay. She was named as a Young Global Leader of 2010 by the World Economic Forum and has recently been honoured to become a 2011 Shackleton Fellow.
Aika Stephenson, Solicitor at Lawrence & Co, running the Youth Department & Legal Director of Just for Kids Law. Aika formerly worked as the bail support worker for Westminster Youth Offending Team. She has also worked as a child advocate for The Children's Society at Feltham Young Offenders Institute. Aika was awarded Young Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year in June 2007 for her exceptional commitment to and dedication in helping young people.
In 2010 we worked in partnership with the Prison Reform Trust to deliver our training on a national scale. They funded us to deliver these trainings to nearly 500 professionals in a series of 12 training sessions. Read the independent evaulation that was undertaken following on from this programme.