Parole in Focus

Parole being denied, strict release conditions and inadvertent violations are just some of the consequences to your client if you're not across the latest updates and developments in parole matters.  Don’t risk being ill-prepared in navigating these proceedings effectively. Draw upon real life case examples are you examine section 26 application strategies, eligibility criteria and find out what it takes to create compelling submissions. Don’t leave your client vulnerable and improve your professional approach now.  

Don't let a lack of knowledge result in denied parole or unnecessarily stringent release conditions that could lead to inadvertent violations and severe legal repercussions. 

Being unaware of the latest updates and developments on Parole could significantly impact whether someone's destiny lands them in or out of jail, determining whether they are released or not. The lack of awareness may lead to denied parole or unnecessarily stringent release conditions for clients, potentially resulting in inadvertent violations and legal consequences. This could mean being denied parole or facing stricter release conditions, leading to unintended violations and legal issues for clients. Join us to gain a deeper understanding of parole intricacies and improve your professional approach. Explore parole proceedings, including evidence rules and witness roles. Learn valuable insights for Section 21 hearings, from preparation and advocacy to client management strategies. Discover Section 26 application strategies, covering eligibility criteria, compelling submissions, and rehabilitation through real-life case studies.

Friday, 20 September 2024
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $91

Attend and earn 1 CPD hour

Learning Objective:
  • Gain practical knowledge about parole proceedings, evidence rules, section 21 hearings, section 26 applications, and effective advocacy strategies before the Parole Board.

Sarah Mandeno, Barrister

1.30pm to 2.30pm Parole in Focus


  • The application of the rules of evidence
  • Witnesses in parole proceedings: Who are they, what evidence can they give and how do they give it
  • Section 21 hearings tips
    • The importance of thorough preparation for section 21 hearings, including reviewing case law, gathering evidence, and understanding client needs
    • Effective advocacy during section 21 hearings
    • Client engagement in the process, including managing expectations
  • Section 26 applications strategies
  • Eligibility criteria, document preparation
  • Persuasive submissions, supporting evidence, and potential objections
  • Emphasizing rehabilitation efforts, risk factors, and positive changes
  • Case studies

Presented by Frances Iggulden, Barrister, City Chambers


Frances Iggulden, Barrister, City Chambers
Frances commenced as a barrister sole at City Chambers in 2018 specialising in criminal defence work of all forms. Frances has 11 years post admission experience and joined City Chambers from another well established and well regarded set of chambers, having worked with senior barristers practising exclusively in criminal law since 2012. From 2009-2012 Frances practised in general litigation including criminal work. Frances regularly represents clients before the New Zealand Parole Board as they seek release from prison or oppose applications to be recalled to serve their sentence in custody. With her in depth knowledge of the Parole Board’s expectations Frances is able to advocate effectively for her clients in this setting.

Sarah Mandeno, Barrister
Sarah is an experienced barrister specialising in serious crime. Between 1999 to 2004 she worked for the Auckland Crown Solicitor’s office. She then worked in the United Kingdom and qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2006. In 2007 Sarah left her position at Field Fisher Waterhouse in London, where she was involved in the conduct of regulatory proceedings for the General Medical Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council, to rejoin the Auckland Crown Solicitor’s office where she was a senior Crown prosecutor (2008) and made an Associate (2009). Between June 2016 and January 2018 she worked as a senior lawyer at the Public Defence Service, Manukau before commencing practice as a Barrister in June 2018. Since then Sarah has been a Youth Advocate (PAL 1-4) and undertakes assignments as either the assigned advocate or counsel to assist the Court in the Youth Courts in Tāmaki Makarau (including Rangatahi Courts, Ngā Kōti Rangatahi, and Pasifika Court). She is a member of the Abuse in Care Inquiry Legal Assistance Panel. She is a member of the Criminal Committee of the New Zealand Bar Association.

This seminar is part of a series

Criminal Law: In Focus Over Lunch

Join these five comprehensive, one-hour sessions available online or on-demand. They are designed to fit seamlessly into your busy schedule, allowing you to enhance your practice over lunch. Ensure ethical compliance and refine your professional skills with updates and practical guidance on the very latest on bail applications, sentencing, evidence, parole, proceeds of crime, and name suppression. Excel in your practice with this essential knowledge.


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Parole in Focus


Single Session
Friday, 20 September 2024
1.30pm to 2.30pm New Zealand
CPD Hours 1
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $91
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