Standing out from the Crowd

The Perfect Junior: Performing to exacting standards (CPD: 1.5 hours)

5:00pm Wednesday, 24 May 2017
6:30pm Wednesday, 24 May 2017
CPD Training
At your desk/device
NZ wide webinar
New Zealand

Presented by Clive Elliott QC, Jonathan Eaton QC and Simon Ladd (Bell Gully) and chaired by Lara Mannis (NZBA Junior Representative), this webinar gives practical advice on what senior counsel look for in their junior, and what juniors should expect of senior counsel. This webinar will outline:

  • The range of involvement that juniors can expect in matters
  • What information to have ready for the first meeting
  • Managing the case
  •  Advocacy skills
  • Training and developing opportunities to practice skills
  • Managing senior counsel’s expectations
  • How to handle difficult conversations

The Presenters:

Clive Elliott QC is a registered patent attorney, barrister and arbitrator who practises at Shortland Chambers in Auckland. Prior to joining the Independent Bar, Clive was a partner and headed the litigation team at Baldwin Shelston Waters. He took Silk in 2013. Clive is the President of the New Zealand Bar Association. He has been working with members of the Junior Bar to promote their interests and ensure that training is available to them
Jonathan Eaton QC joined the independent bar in 1998 after 12 years’ practice in general litigation and as a senior prosecutor. Since joining the independent bar Jonathan has established himself as a leading specialist in criminal jury trial and appellate litigation. Jonathan was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 2013. As Vice President of the New Zealand Bar Association, Jonathan has also been active in supporting the Junior Bar, including speaking recently on what makes a perfect junior at a Juniors’ drinks function in Auckland.
Simon Ladd is a partner at Bell Gully. He has particular experience in competition investigations and proceedings, property and construction disputes, and insurance law. He has acted in many of the leading Commerce Commission cartel investigations and court proceedings over the last decade, including the timber preservative chemicals, packaging, gas insulated switchgear, air cargo, freight forwarding, and real estate investigations.
Lara Mannis (Chair) joined Richmond Chambers in February 2016 after three years in the litigation department of a major Auckland firm. She has experience working on a wide range of general commercial disputes, including construction, property, contractual and insurance matters. Lara is a Junior Representative on the NZBA Council and sits on the NZBA Training Committee.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding of the requirements for being a good junior;
  • Improved ability to anticipate needs of senior counsel and handle difficult situations
  • Awareness of role and skills required
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Discounts: Discounts are available for NZBA members. Login with your email address to access these discounts.

Group Bookings: Please contact Lisa Mills for details.

On Demand/Recording: A CPD compliant recording will be available for registrants who cannot attend the live broadcast.

Cancellation Refund Policy: If a participant is unable to attend the seminar, a substitute participant is welcome to attend at no additional cost. If you cannot find a substitute or attend the live webinar yourself,  a recording together with CPD material can be made available to you shortly afterwards. A refund less a service fee of $25.00 will apply to all cancellations (received in writing) before midday Friday 19 May 2017. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that time. The NZBA reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars if necessary.

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