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Self-Representation Series Workshop

The Self-Representation Course is a whānau-community focused initiative. The course consists of a series of modules delivered through online virtual workshops. 

The course designed to assist self-represented separated whānau in the Family Court to learn and develop fundamental, advanced skills and strategies of resolving their Parental Disputes in the Family Court. How to initiate and respond to applications and manage their cases using a pragmatic child-focused litigation strategy. 

This extensive course is aimed for parents who want to represent themselves in the Family court. Also, it is useful for parents who are already represented by a lawyer to help them gain knowledge on how the Family court operates and how to instruct their lawyers effectively. Completing this course does not necessarily mean you will be able to represent yourself in the Family Court or win your case or put your case adequately before the court. Attendees might need to seek a legal advice or get some guidance and support from us.

Modules: This course consists of 5 Modules each 1-2 hours delivered weekly/ Tuesdays over a 4 week period. The first and last module cover the general court processes and apply to all proceedings under the family court, so it is recommended that all registrants attend these 2 modules. You can then choose any of the remaining 3 modules depending on your circumstances and needs. Course schedule below Read more >>

Hourly Schedule

Week 1

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
M1 - General court procedures
Tue, 6 June 2023

Week 2

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
M2 - Care of Children Disputes
Tue, 13 June 2023

Week 3

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
M3 - Family Violence
Tue, 20 June 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
M4 - Separation & Property
Tue, 20 June 2023

Week 4

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Manage your case
Tue, 27 June 2023
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