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What's New

July 13, 2007

New booklet on Defending Yourself in Provincial Court

A new publication, Defending Yourself in Provincial Court, has been released by the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB). It provides general information for individuals representing themselves in Provincial Court on less serious criminal and quasi criminal matters. It is accompanied by a bookmark – Tips for the Courtroom.

PLEIS-NB worked collaboratively with the New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission to develop this resource. A Crown prosecutor and members of the defence bar participated in the review of this handbook. The publication discusses what to consider before a first appearance, whether you can represent yourself, how to organize for a trial, what to expect in the courtroom, and how to prepare for a sentence hearing. The publication will be available in all Legal Aid Offices, libraries, police stations and Courts around the province.

PLEIS-NB is a non-profit organization that seeks to educate and inform the public about the law. It receives funding and in-kind sup

Anyone interested in obtaining a copy may contact PLEIS-NB at; 506-453-5369, or write PLEIS-NB, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5H1