Continuing Training for Legal Court AssistantsThe Act Amending the Law of Criminal Procedure I 2016 has once more strengthened the rights of victims. Psycho-social and legal court assistance by proven and suitable victim support institutions has become a firmly established part of the catalogue of victim rights. In Austria approximately 180 lawyers work as legal court assistants who intensively collaborate with victims and psycho-social court assistants on a regular basis.
The seminar "Psychosoziale Prozessbegleitung: Eine Einführung für juristische Prozessbegleiter", which will be held by selected experts, will offer an introduction to the basics of psychotraumatology and trauma processing, deal with the indispensable collaboration of psycho-social and legal court assistants in every-day work, highlight responsibility and potential areas of tension and will give an insight into victim-group specific dynamics and backgrounds.
The seminar is offered by the Anwaltsakademie (AWAK) in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Constitutional Affairs, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice and the Österreichischer Rechtsanwaltskammertag. The seminars are held by a lawyer who is experienced in legal court assistance and who will guide the participants through the 2-day course; she will also act as a co-lecturer.
This continuing training seminar is based on the contents of the external basic training for psycho-social court assistants, which lasts nine days and is offered up to three times a year by the (former) Federal Ministry for Justice, the (former) Federal Ministry of Health and Women's Affairs and the (former) Federal Ministry for Family and Youth under an administrative agreement.
The next dates are: 7 - 8 June 2020 in Linz, Austria