The Youth Justice Legal Centre (YJLC) is the centre of excellence on youth justice law in England and Wales. We share knowledge and circulate innovation to ensure improved outcomes and experiences for children in the criminal justice system.
Delivered in-person by expert youth justice lawyers in collaboration with young people with experience of the criminal justice system, this training is an essential course for all lawyers who will be representing children in the youth court and the Crown Court.
The Bar Standards Board requires barristers representing children to have the specialist skills, knowledge and attributes necessary to work effectively with vulnerable children and young people. This unique training gives you access to unparalleled expertise and the unusual opportunity to get honest feedback directly from young people with relevant experience.
The training will provide you with:
- Practical guidance on how to best represent children in the criminal justice system
- An opportunity to hear from and work with young people who have been through the system
- An explanation of the key topics lawyers representing children in the criminal courts need to be up-to-date with.
Improve your knowledge and skills and join a growing community of the most competent youth justice practitioners.
“The YJLC training should be compulsory. It is brilliant and I’d recommend that every pupil/ junior barrister does this training. It can be daunting stepping foot in the youth courts, to represent a vulnerable young person and this training gives you the confidence to represent these people in the best way.” - Alexandra Wilson, barrister and founder of Black Women In Law
“Having young people delivering training was very valuable, particularly to be given honest feedback and moving away from actors” – Pupil barrister
“It was incredibly helpful to do roleplay and have the insights of young people. The presentations were incredibly helpful and so were the materials” – Pupil barrister
Where: Ashley Building, Middle Temple Lane, London, England, EC4Y 9BT
When: Saturday 04 February 2022 (10.00 – 16.00)
How much: Members: £100 | Non- members: £200
If you, your chambers or firm buy YJLC membership within 60 days of attending the training, the cost of membership will be reduced by £100 per person.
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