Legal Training


Shauneen Stoke

Here is our 2017 training programme.

The law requires that children receive special treatment in court. Legal practitioners are often unfamiliar with these procedures – sometimes they have no experience of working with children or young people at all.

Our courses are delivered by the Youth Justice Legal Centre and are designed to promote best practice. Our unique approach is to provide interactive, face to face training with young trainers who have had experience of the criminal justice system. This ensures participants gain the skills they need to communicate with and effectively represent children.

 
What people say

100% of delegates said they would recommend the course to colleagues.

Training attendee: “Just for Kids Law inspired me to try and make a difference and affirmed my belief that children deserve the best legal representation possible. Through attending their training, I now feel able to provide quality representation to children with the requisite high standards of care, knowledge and passion.”

Training attendee: “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.”

Invaluable insight into what the criminal justice system looks like from a child’s eyes

Really  useful to discuss real life cases in the youth court. Shocked to hear how children are represented – this course encouraged me to do a better job when I am on my feet.”

‘Just for Kids Law inspired me to try to make a difference and affirmed my belief that children deserve the best Legal Representation possible.  Through attending the Youth Justice Legal Centre training, I now feel able to provide quality representation to children with the requisite high standards of care, knowledge and passion.’  Ita Farrelly, Partner, Taylor Haldane Barlex LLP