INTRO to MCKENZIE FRIEND TRAINING For Advocates and Self Representatives in

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Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland Britomart

2 Tapora Street

CBD, Auckland 1010

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McKenzie Friend Professionals advocate for the right of every person to access to the

law and to a fair hearing.

Are you representing yourself in a NZ court or tribunal ? Or are you interested in professional development, including the knowledge, understanding and skills to undertake a professional role as a McKenzie Friend in the NZ legal system ? The training programme is an NZQA approved micro credential course and will provide the training you need as well as assessment and accreditation of your competencies.

The MFP trainers have considerable legal and related experience in NZ courts and provide advocacy and conflict coaching.

Who is this training for?

The McKenzie Friend Professionals training programme is recommended for people who want to undertake self-representation in a court or tribunal and want to manage their own case, or for people who are considering a professional role as a McKenzie Friend. Participants who want to become accredited as a McKenzie Friend Professional can apply for assessment on completion of the training programme. This is suited for people who want to become a champion for the underdog and provide McKenzie Friend services to others engaged in self-representation.

Training Dates and Schedule

The MFP training is a full programme and has been designed so participants in full time work can attend. Participants can register for the Intro module before they continue with the full programme which will include completion of the full 6 days involving class room learning and self directed case based research projects and an assessment.

INTRO MODULE Saturday and Sunday 2 & 3 November 2019

Completing the full programme for professional accreditation - Saturday and Sunday Nov 30&1 December and 7&8 December 2019

On successful completion of the programme participants can apply for accreditation. This will involve demonstrating competencies to the required professional standards. The assessment date has been set down for Saturday 11 January 2020.

A maximum number of 10 participants will be registered in any one programme. A minimum number of 5 participants is required for the programme. McKenzie Friend Professionals reserve the right to amend the schedule and content as appropriate.

Programme Information

“The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has evaluated the McKenzie Friend Professional (Micro-credential) delivered by McKenzie Friend Professionals Limited and has assessed it to be equivalent to 20 credits (200 notional learning hours) at Level 5 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF)”.


This will involve a total 48 class room hours and 154 self-directed learning hours.


Participants will be required to undertake two case study research projects as part of the programme


This is an additional requirement and optional. Applicants will demonstrate the ability to advise and guide a client through a legal process using a role play

THE COST - New Programme Reductions and Special Rates

Intro Course Registration $1600 (2 days)

Full Registration = $4,800 (6 days)

Accreditation = $500

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the progamme participants will be able to:

Module one

Understand the role of a McKenzie Friend in the

New Zealand legal context

Understand how to navigate the court system

Navigate a piece of legislation

Research and build a legal case and apply case law

Module two

Construct and present evidence

Understand alternative disputes options

Module Three

Employment advocacy

Professional ethics

Resilience and self- care

Optional Modules -post accreditation

Family violence, legal protection, and the family court

Understand the conflict management model in inter-

personal and workplace relationships

Coaching with clients

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Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland Britomart

2 Tapora Street

CBD, Auckland 1010

New Zealand

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