Children's Court Events & CPDs

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Children's Court Bar Association CPD Festival

The Children’s Court Bar Association
25Jul

The Children’s Court Bar Association will present a 2-day CPD Festival on 25 & 26 July 2024.  The festival will be held in the Neil McPhee room on Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street, Melbourne.

The festival will include two different topics in the morning and afternoon on both days. 

A registration fee of $50 is payable to attend each day of the festival and morning and afternoon tea will be provided.  Participants can attend either or both days.

Online attendance will be considered where health/mobility/distance reasons or childcare requirements affect in-person attendance.  Prior to registration, please contact Anna McDonald annamcdonald@vicbar.com.au to make a confidential request to attend online.  Those approved for online participation will pay half the daily registration fee.

Post-festival drinks will be held from 5.30 pm on Friday, 26 July, in the Essoign Club, at the attendee’s cost.

For more information, please access the Festival Program

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

When: 
Thursday, 25 July, 2024 - 09:00 to Friday, 26 July, 2024 - 17:30
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
8 CPD point(s):
Ethics & Professional Responsibility; Substantive Law; Barristers Skills;
Price:
 $50.00

Serious injury cases in child protection: A medico-legal perspective from the Victorian Forensic Paediatric Medical Service

The Children’s Court Bar Association
16Nov

The Children’s Court Bar Association is pleased to present Dr. Anne Smith, Director, Victorian Forensic Paediatric Medical Service at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. Dr. Smith will discuss the role of the VFPMS in serious injury cases, the interaction between VFPMS, DFFH, legal practitioners and the Court, and important recent cases on the forming of medico-legal opinions.

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This is an in-person event and will also be available online via livestream.

Speaker(s): 
Jordana Cohen (Chair), Dr Anne Smith (Director, Victorian Forensic Paediatric Medical Service)
When: 
Thursday, 16 November, 2023 - 17:00 to 18:00
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law; Barristers Skills;

Children's Court Bar Association CPD Day

Children's Court Bar Association
19Jul

The CCBA is proud to host its inaugural CPD day dedicated to enhancing your practice in the family division of the Children's Court.

Please join us on this non-sitting day to hear from experienced speakers from across our jurisdiction on a range of topics including: Procedure and evidence in contested hearings; Supporting Aboriginal families through child protection proceedings; and Making a career in the Children's Court. There will also be an interactive ethics seminar to keep you on your toes!

We will provide lunch, morning and afternoon tea, and will also be hosting drinks in the Essoign after the last seminar (from 4:15pm).

The cost for the full day and catering is just $50.

Please register your attendance by 12 July 2023.

We will be in contact after registration to arrange payment.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

This is an in-person event only.

When: 
Wednesday, 19 July, 2023 - 09:00 to 16:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
4 CPD point(s):
Ethics & Professional Responsibility; Substantive Law; Barristers Skills; Practice management & business skills;

Where Child Protection meets Family Law

The Children’s Court Bar Association
30May

When child protection proceedings in the Children's Court end with a promise that a parent will commence proceedings for parenting orders in the Family and Federal Circuit Court of Australia - what comes next? Is further litigation really in the best interests of the child? What exactly does making an application in the FCFCOA involve? And what role will the child protection history play in the Family Law Act proceedings?

Join our experienced panel for an informative discussion of the interplay between the jurisdictions of the Children's Court and the FCFCOA (including recent legislative amendments) and expert tips to assist clients navigating the transition.

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This is an in-person event only and will also be available online via live stream

Speaker(s): 
Jordana Cohen (Chair), Cathleen Corridon (Principal of Cathleen Corridon & Associates), Bonnie Renou (Barrister), Andreia Monteiro (Barrister)
When: 
Tuesday, 30 May, 2023 - 17:00 to 18:00
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Indictable crime in the Children's Court

Children’s Court Bar Association
22Mar

Everything works a bit differently in the Children's Court - and indictable crime is no exception! Learn from experienced advocates about when indictable matters may be uplifted from the Children's Court to higher jurisdictions, what considerations apply to summary jurisdiction applications and what principles apply to children being sentenced in the County or Supreme Courts. All levels of experience welcome!

Joining the Webinar

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This is an online only event.

Speaker(s): 
Jordana Cohen (Chair), Adrian Kennedy, Harry Lewis, Barbara Tindall (Senior Lawyer, VLA Youth Crime)
When: 
Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 - 17:00 to 18:00
Where: 
Online via Zoom
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;