Tag Archives: New Zealand

An experienced lawyer talks about how therapeutic jurisprudence improves justice…

Before becoming a professor, Michael Perlin was the Deputy Public Defender in charge of the Mercer County Trial Region in New Jersey, and, for eight years, was the director of the Division of Mental Health Advocacy in the NJ Department … Continue reading

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Non-Adversarial Justice Centre in New Zealand!

Under the Directorship of Professor Warren Brookbanks, the new Centre will operate as a research centre within the School of Law at AUT University. Its aim will be to encourage research and the dissemination of knowledge in the rapidly growing … Continue reading

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Te Whare Whakapiki Wairua (The House that Heals the Spirit)

This week guest blogger Liz Moore gives a run down the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court’s in New Zealand building on the observations of Prof. Michael Perlin in his earlier blog.  Mainstream/traditional courts can learn a lot from this specialist … Continue reading

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Therapeutic jurisprudence in action

Guest blogger New Yorker Michael Perlin shares his observations of specialist courts in New Zealand and we see some of the features of these courts that can inform our practice in mainstream court setttings… I leave Auckland, New Zealand, having … Continue reading

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Conference! Weaving strands in Aotearoa New Zealand

On the 3rd-4th of September 2015, The University of Auckland will host the Fourth International Conference on Therapeutic Jurisprudence Building on the success of three previous forums of this kind held in England (1998), America (2001), and Australia (2006), the 2015 conference … Continue reading

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