29 May 2020

Will a flexible justice system emerge from pandemic lockdown

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 29 May 2020

Covid19 swiftly forced change on some of the traditional ways courts have operated during lockdown, with an immediate move to more functions online and hearings via phone and video conferencing.

Advocates for streamlined system want these practices to be the catalyst for changes in the justice system for both criminal and civil proceedings.

Lynn is joined by President of the Auckland District Law Society, Marie Dyhrberg QC, and the director of the University of Otago Legal Issues Centre, Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin. She is involved with an Australasian legal colloboration looking at the impact of lockdown in justice circles.

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Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook