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LexisNexis conference addresses legislation change

LexisNexis conference addresses legislation changes for drunk and drugged driving

Understand recent law changes and the new drugged driving legislation
AUCKLAND, 5 November 2009 – LexisNexis New Zealand, a leading provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, has announced two seminars to be held 2 December in Auckland, that will bring legal practitioners and law enforcement agents up to date on recent law changes including the new drugged driving legislation that went into effect 1 November 2009.

The event comprises two concise and highly practical half-day sessions, including one seminar on drunk driving and another on drugged driving. These seminars bring together experienced and specialist prosecuting and defence counsel to present the latest information pertaining to drunk and drugged driving law.

“With the holidays comes an inevitable increase in drunk and drugged driving offending,” said Moncharna Prohm, head of professional development for LexisNexis. “Our conferences on drunk and drugged driving will help legal professionals to be prepared to deal with late night calls from clients as we move closer to the festive season.”

Delegates to the seminar will receive the benefit of key sessions on:

Ramifications of the new drugged driving law
Understanding the three new tests involved in drugged driving
Case Law Update – R v Aylwin – ongoing implications for prosecution and defence
The appropriate approach for counsel in defending serious charges
Mitigating the impact of previous convictions
Practical, interactive workshop on key evidentiary issues for the defence

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