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Child protection case update

Children's Court Bar Association
1Apr

This seminar presents a great opportunity for all legal practitioners working in child protection to get up to speed with recent case law relevant to the jurisdiction, and to ask questions of some of the Counsel who appeared.

Cases discussed will include:

•    AA v Secretary to the DHHS & Ors [2020] VSC 400, a successful judicial    

      review of certain case plan and removal decisions made by the Secretary;

•    DHHS v The Children’s Court of Vic & Powell [2020] VSC 144, looking at

      the impact of COVID restrictions on how the Court considers what is in a

      child's best interests; and

•    Recent published decisions of the Children's Court.

What better way to kick off the new CPD year and start your long weekend!

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Speaker(s): 
Jordana Cohen (Chair), Susan Buchanan, Mark Hosking, Beth Warnock
When: 
Thursday, 1 April, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:30
1.5 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Managing allegations of sexual abuse in family law proceedings

Family Law Bar Association
20Nov

The FLBA is delighted to present a talk by Dr Ben Jones and Dr Vincent Papaleo about the challenging and complex issues that arise when family courts are required to adjudicate on disputed allegations of sexual abuse - and the steps that can be taken to assist children and families in the event that those allegations are  found not proven to the requisite standard.  There will be an opportunity to put questions to these eminent experts at the end of the session.

Please note that this seminar will not be recorded, and is attendance only.

Speaker(s): 
Gerard Holmes (Chair), Dr Vincent Papaleo, Dr Ben Jones
When: 
Wednesday, 20 November, 2019 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Advocacy, Ethics and Etiquette in Children's Court practice – reflections from the otherside of the Bar table

30Jul

Join Children’s Court Magistrate Randall Kune as he reflects upon the transition from the Bar to the Bench and how this has altered and deepened his views of the critical importance of lawyer’s ethics, etiquette and advocacy skills in the specialised jurisdiction of the Children’s Court.

Speaker(s): 
Melissa Stead (Chair) & Magistrate Randall Kune
When: 
Tuesday, 30 July, 2019 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Ethics & Professional Responsibility; Barristers Skills;

Managing Stress, Burnout and Vicarious Trauma in High Conflict and Challenging Environments

24Jul

Barristers working in the criminal and Children’s Court jurisdictions are often exposed to situations of high conflict and trauma. They are also frequently required to deal with clients presenting with extreme emotions. These environments are likely to affect the barristers’ wellbeing. This presentation will explore the factors that can contribute to stress, burnout and vicarious trauma. It will also explore strategies that barristers can use to manage their wellbeing when dealing with these issues.

Speaker(s): 
Jim Shaw & Teresa Porritt (Co-Chairs) & William Wainwright, Forensic Psychologist
When: 
Wednesday, 24 July, 2019 - 09:00 to 13:00
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
4 CPD point(s):
Barristers Skills; Practice management & business skills;
22May
Event

Following on from our breakfast briefing, the Corporate Counsel Engagement Working Group are now seeking expressions of interest from Counsel who wish to participate in the Pilot.