Learn about issues which arise in trials involving the profoundly deaf with an experienced criminal defence barrister and a chartered clinical psychologist
|Date:||Thursday 12 June 2014|
|Time:||6:30pm - 8:00pm|
|Venue:||Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ|
This seminar will provide delegates with an outline of the issues which arise in trials involving the profoundly deaf. Delegates will leave with an increased understanding of the complexities that can occur when cases involve witnesses or defendants who rely predominantly on sign language.
This seminar will cover:
- The culture clash between the hearing and the deaf and how this can factor into the trial process
- Specific issues which can arise in relation to fitness to plead and competence
- The dichotomy between the visual and the verbal and its effect on the adduction of evidence
- The adaptation of special measures
- An analysis of the current case law
What is included?
- 1.5 hours of fully-accredited CPD training
- Talks prepared by an experienced criminal defence barrister and a chartered clinical psychologist
- Comprehensive notes for your future reference
- The opportunity to ask questions
Who should attend?
Criminal defence solicitors
About the speakers
Dr Sue O'Rourke is a chartered clinical psychologist, a sign language interpreter and the lead author of the Advocacy Training Council Toolkit, Planning to question someone who is deaf (forthcoming).
CPD Hours: 1.5
Speakers: Clare Wade and Dr Sue O'Rourke
Cost: £25.00 per person plus VAT