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Judges recommend changes to help Chinese litigants

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As reported in NZ Herald Research into challenges faced by growing numbers of Chinese litigants has seen judges recommend minimum standards for interpreters and changes to court processes. Mai Chen’s Superdiversity Institute launched a study into cultural and linguistically diverse […]

Crisis facing courts as Chinese people seek justice in NZ

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Featured in RNZ New Zealand’s rapid transition to a multicultural society is causing problems for our judicial and legal systems. That’s the conclusion of a new report from the Superdiversity Institute for Law, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Parties in the Courts: […]

Suffrage 125: What Women Want

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Suffrage 125: What Women Want – Read the full article here What do Women Want in 2018? Ali Mau hosts a discussion on the biggest issues of 2018 on Stuff. It’s been 125 years since women in New Zealand won […]

Does the legal profession have cultural capability?

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31 August 2018 – By Geoff Adlam LAWTALK 921 New Zealand’s legal profession has a different ethnic composition to the wider population. At present 85% of lawyers are of European ethnicity, compared with 74% of our working age population. Change […]