24 Mar 2020

Covid-19 justice implications - clogged courts

From Nine To Noon, 10:26 am on 24 March 2020

Changes to the way courts normally operate are underway and Heads of Bench have identified proceedings that will be given priority, with special concern given to matters to do with liberty.The greatest impact is expected to be on the District Court, which includes the Family Court.To examine what lies ahead for people before the courts, those awaiting trial, sentencings and the protection of young people in custody : Criminal barrister and President of the Auckland District Law Society, Marie Dyhrberg, and from Oranga Tamariki, Ben Hannifin, general manager of Youth Justice Residences.