PDS assignments

I Brown made this Official Information request to Ministry of Justice

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From: I Brown

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Please provide the following information:

1. The proportion of assignments made to the Public Defence Service (PDS) both as a percentage and in numbers (overall assignments for each centre and number assigned to the PDS), for each centre where there is a PDS office for the time period from 1 July to 30 June for the years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022:
a. at each of the PAL levels and
b. appeals;
2. The number of jury trials undertaken by the PDS in each centre for those same time periods.
3. The revenue the PDS received from assignments both as a service nationally and per office for the same time periods; and
4. Any and all analyses, reports, memoranda, or anything else showing or referring to the cost-effectiveness per case compared to the private defence bar both as a service as a whole and per centre, from 2014 onwards; and
5. Any PDS rules, guidelines, policies, or any other information for staff members relating to unsupervised appearances by PAL 1 PDS providers in a court for a case where they do not

Yours faithfully,

I Brown

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Kia ora,

 

Thank you for emailing the Ministry of Justice.

 

We acknowledge receipt of your request regarding Public Defence Service
assignments.

 

This has been forwarded onto the relevant business unit to respond to.

 

You can expect a response by 30/09/2022.

 

Ngā mihi,

Ellen

   

Ministerial Relations and Services

Strategy, Governance and Finance
DDI: +64 4 918 8800

[1]www.justice.govt.nz

 

 

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From: May, Annie
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Kia ora

 

I am writing regarding your OIA relating to PDS assignments.

 

It appears that question 5, as outlined below, is missing some words.

 

5.Any PDS rules, guidelines, policies, or any other information for staff
members relating to unsupervised appearances by PAL 1 PDS providers in a
court for a case where they do not

 

Can you please set out this question in full, to enable a response to be
made.

 

Thank you for your help with this.

 

Ngā mihi  

Annie  

   

   

[1]Description: Annie May
http://justice.govt.nz/courts/shared/jus...
Senior
Advisor (Communications)

Ph: 027 291 7573

[2]www.justice.govt.nz

 

 

 

 

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From: I Brown

Dear Annie,

Thank you for your question. Yes, there are some words missing, I see. The whole question should read:

Any PDS rules, guidelines, policies, or any other information for staff members relating to unsupervised appearances by PAL 1 PDS providers in a court for a case where they do not have the PAL approval relevant to the case they are appearing on.

In other words, where a PDS lawyer with only a PAL 1 approval is appearing on a PAL 2, 3, or 4 matter unsupervised.

Yours sincerely,

I Brown

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From: May, Annie
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Kia ora ano

 

Thank you so much for this.

 

It'll be very helpful in progressing your query.   😊

 

Ngā mihi  

Annie  

   

   

[1]Description: Annie May
http://justice.govt.nz/courts/shared/jus...
Senior
Advisor (Communications)

Ph: 027 291 7573

[2]www.justice.govt.nz

 

 

 

 

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From: May, Annie
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Kia ora

 

Please find attached an extension letter for your OIA regarding Legal Aid
assignments through PDS.

 

Ngā mihi  

Annie  

   

   

[1]Description: Annie May
http://justice.govt.nz/courts/shared/jus...
Senior
Advisor (Communications)

Ph: 027 291 7573

[2]www.justice.govt.nz

 

 

 

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