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Handling Inquests: A workshop for watching brief lawyers

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Workshop For Watching Brief Lawyers: Handling Inquests

Organised by Aliran, Suaram and Penang Legal Aid Centre

Saturday, 23 May 2015, Hotel Continental, 5 Penang Road, 10000 Penang.

Draft programme

8.30am – Registration

9.00 – Session 1: Introduction to the law of inquests.
Relevant laws. What is an inquest? When is an inquest conducted? Who presides? Method of inquiry. Standard of proof. Lawyer’s role. “Watching brief”. Cases where inquests have been conducted.

10.30 – Coffee Break
11.00 – Session 2: Difficulties faced by lawyers in conducting Inquests. Gathering of evidence and preparation for inquests.

Noon – Role of the media and support groups.

1.00pm – Lunch

2.00 – Session 3: Case studies
Role play in hypothetical situations. What to do?

3.30 – Tea

4.00 – Session 4: Q and A session

Evaluation and close

5.00 – Ends

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