Children's Court Events & CPDs

Children's Court

Preparing and running a contested hearing in child protection proceedings

Children’s Court Bar Association
2Jun

THS CPD HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

A seminar both for those new and familiar with the child protection jurisdiction that aims to strengthen your advocacy at the crucial contested hearing stage. Whether you are briefed for the DFFH, a parent, child or the ICL, our experienced panel will discuss the key components of preparing and running a hearing in the Children's Court, including the rules, practice and procedures that apply in this specialist jurisdiction.

To celebrate our return to in person CPDs, please join us at the Essoign from 6:30pm onwards for a casual catch up with colleagues. The CCBA will be providing light snacks and a bar tab and we look forward to seeing you there.  

Please indicate in your RSVP whether you will join us at the Essoign for catering purposes.

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This is an-person event only.

Speaker(s): 
Jordana Cohen (Chair), Magistrate Melissa Stead, Christine Pollard (Barrister), Arna Delle-Vergine (Barrister)
When: 
Thursday, 2 June, 2022 - 17:00 to 18:30
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Barristers Skills;

Updates in Children’s Law

Children’s Court Bar Association
27Apr

This webinar will provide valuable insights to barristers specialising in children’s law, including those practising in the child protection and/or youth justice jurisdictions. Andrew Waters and Arna Delle-Vergini will review recent case law. Natalie Sheridan-Smith will provide an overview of prospective legislative amendments in the child protection space. 

Joining the Webinar

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This is an online only event.

Speaker(s): 
Jordana Cohen (Chair), Natalie Sheridan-Smith (Barrister), Arna Delle-Vergini (Barrister and Member of the MHT), Andrew Waters (Senior Public Defender, VLA)
When: 
Wednesday, 27 April, 2022 - 17:15 to 18:15
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Representing Children - Best practice in Criminal and Child Protection proceedings

Children's Court Bar Association
29Mar

Representing children in the criminal and child protection jurisdictions doesn’t just require strong legal and advocacy skills. Barristers need to be competent in assessing capacity, communicating effectively with children and upholding their ethical duties whilst also being considerate of the impact that court processes and content can have on vulnerable young people.

Our experienced panel will share their insights and tips on how to navigate these challenges to ensure children in the youth justice and child protection systems get the quality advocacy they deserve.

Joining the Webinar

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This is an online only event.

Speaker(s): 
Jordana Cohen (Chair), Anjali Griffiths (Barrister), Adrian Kennedy (Barrister)
When: 
Tuesday, 29 March, 2022 - 17:00 to 18:00
1 CPD point(s):
Barristers Skills;

An introduction to Children, Young People and the Mental Health Tribunal

Children's Court Bar Association
20Oct

This CPD introduces children’s law specialists to the Mental Health Tribunal and the role it plays in making compulsory treatment orders for children and young people experiencing mental illness. Whilst the talk focuses on how practitioners can support children and young people navigating the system today, it also identifies long overdue developments in the youth and mental health space that we can expect to see in the future.

Joining the Webinar

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This is an online only event.

Speaker(s): 
Jordana Cohen (Chair), Arna Delle-Vergini (Member of the Mental Health Tribunal and Barrister)
When: 
Wednesday, 20 October, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law; Barristers Skills;

Ethics for Practice in Child Protection

Children’s Court Bar Association
2Sep

NEW DATE

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.

Joining the Webinar

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THIS SESSION WILL NOT BE RECORDED AND IS AN ONLINE ONLY EVENT.

Speaker(s): 
Jordana Cohen (Chair), Christine Pollard, Anjali Griffiths, Natalie Sheridan-Smith
When: 
Thursday, 2 September, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:30
1.5 CPD point(s):
Ethics & Professional Responsibility;