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Ethics for Practice in Child Protection

Children’s Court Bar Association
18Aug

Confused about conflicts? Pondering a proper basis for puttage, or despairing over duties? Then it’s time to come along to the CCBA’s Ethics CPD!

Geared towards those who are newer to the jurisdiction, those who only appear occasionally or those considering a Children’s Court appearance (Hello March '21 Readers!), the session will review the most common ethical issues arising in child protection practice with a panel of experienced Counsel.

There will be an interactive hypothetical and the chance to ask your burning questions on the night, with Chatham House Rules to apply. Those who wish may also ask questions in advance which can be put to the panel anonymously - please email jcohen@vicbar.com.au.

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THIS SESSION WILL NOT BE RECORDED AND IS ATTENDANCE ONLY.

Speaker(s): 
Jordana Cohen (Chair), Christine Pollard, Anjali Griffiths, Natalie Sheridan-Smith
When: 
Wednesday, 18 August, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:30
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1.5 CPD point(s):
Ethics & Professional Responsibility;

Redress for children and young people abused in state care

Children’s Court Bar Association
27Jul

Legal practitioners in child protection are in a unique position to provide advice and support to children and young people who have been removed from their families, yet have continued to suffer abuse and maltreatment whilst in foster homes or residential care.

In this seminar, Jane McCullough, Principal Lawyer at Slater and Gordon, will outline the various redress options available to young people who have suffered abuse whilst in state care, and empower practitioners with strategies and tools for providing timely advice and appropriate referrals.

Joining the Webinar

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This is an online only event.

Speaker(s): 
Jordana Cohen (Chair), Jane McCullough (Principal Lawyer, Slater & Gordon)
When: 
Tuesday, 27 July, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

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!

Joining the Webinar

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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;