Sunday Feb 13, 2022

Criminal Defence with Emma Priest

On today's episode of the Law Down Under Podcast, we interview Emma Priest. Emma Priest is an experienced criminal defence lawyer. We talk about Emma’s early career in private practice and as a Crown Prosecutor. As a Crown Prosecutor, Emma conducted hundreds of indictable prosecutions including appearing as Counsel in over 50 jury trials, prosecuting some of the most high profile drug, sexual and violent crime. After 11 years Emma moved to the defence; starting at the Public Defence Service and then joining the independent criminal bar 7 years ago. On today’s podcast we talk about, the project Emma co-founded ‘The Good Lawyer’, burnout and stress for criminal lawyers including due to COVID, legal aid, training of young lawyers and the lessons Emma has learnt during her 20 years in the law. This is a must-listen episode for those interested to hear from one of New Zealand’s most tenacious criminal defence advocates. I hope you enjoy this episode with Emma Priest.

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