Common Law Bar Events & Cpds

Common Law

'Could I just finish the question?’ - Views from the Bench, Bar and solicitors on ‘Female Judges, Interrupted’

The Victorian Bar’s Equality and Diversity Committee and Herbert Smith Freehills
10Sep

This CPD will examine the findings and themes arising from Amelia Loughland’s much discussed empirical study, published in the Melbourne University Law Review in 2020, on interruption behaviour during oral argument in the High Court of Australia.  An advance copy of this article, Female Judges, Interrupted: A Study of Interruption Behaviour during Oral Argument in the High Court of Australia, can be accessed here

Amelia Loughland will present the findings of her research. The panel, comprised of members from the Bench, Bar and solicitor’s profession, will share their observations on the themes arising from the study, including the impact of gendered conversational norms and power dynamics on oral advocacy, and the role of unconscious bias in advocacy and litigation.

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Speaker(s): 
Shanta Martin and Dr Laura Hilly-Victorian Bar (Co-Chairs), Amelia Loughland-Herbert Smith Freehills, The Hon Justice Elizabeth Hollingworth-Supreme Court of Victoria, Merryn Quayle, Partner-Herbert Smith Freehills, Jenny Firkin QC-Victorian Bar
When: 
Thursday, 10 September, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00
1 CPD point(s):
Ethics & Professional Responsibility; Barristers Skills;

Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law Update & Practical Tips for assisting LGBTIQ Clients

The LGBTIQ Working Group of the Equality & Diversity Committee
9Sep

The LGBTIQ Working Group of the Equality & Diversity Committee is proud to present a seminar on recent issues in equality and anti-discrimination law, including discussion of a recent case concerning protection of personal beliefs about marriage equality in the employment context. 

The seminar will also include practical guidance for barristers as to how better understand and cater for the unique needs of LGBTIQ clients in advice and appearance work. 

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Speaker(s): 
John Heard (Chair), Tim Goodwin, Sam Elkin- LGBTIQ Community Lawyer
When: 
Wednesday, 9 September, 2020 - 17:15 to 18:15
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law; Barristers Skills;

Advocacy from Mars – tips and hints in running hearings remotely in the COVID era

The Common Law Bar Association
13Aug

This seminar is directed to how to effectively present a case remotely. A practical discussion on appearing and advocating remotely – our panel will discuss their experience in this brave new world – what has worked, what has not worked and what can be improved upon.

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Speaker(s): 
Áine Magee QC (Chair), James Mighell QC, Roisin Annesley QC, Julia Frederico, Barbara Myers
When: 
Thursday, 13 August, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00
1 CPD point(s):
Barristers Skills;

New Child Sex Offence Legislation (NSW) and the Tendency Law Debate

The Criminal Bar Association
19May

The recent introduction of Evidence Amendment (Tendency and Coincidence) Bill 2020 (NSW) by the NSW Government, likely to be soon followed in Victoria, expressly and aggressively lowers further the threshold for admissibility of tendency evidence insofar as it relates to child sex offences.

Following on the heels of the High Court’s recent tendency rulings, the proposed legislation turns up the heat on the debate about whether that threshold has been lowered too far or doesn’t go far enough, whether this discrete aspect of evidence law should be fragmented, and amplifies the disconnect between modern tendency law and the underlying principles developed through more than a century of common law.  

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The session will be recorded and available on the CPD Catalogue.

Speaker(s): 
Pardeep Tiwana (Chair), Dr Gideon Boas
When: 
Tuesday, 19 May, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:00
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

JURY SKILLS WORKSHOP What does the jury really think?

The Victorian Bar Association
2Apr

THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This workshop is a specialist workshop for those who undertake jury trials in both the Criminal and Common Law jurisdictions. The workshop provides you with a unique opportunity to improve your jury advocacy skills and hear from the "jurors" themselves.

DATE AND TIME

Introduction Session: Thursday, 2 April 2020, 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Workshop: Saturday, 4 April 2020, 9am – 5pm

 

Speaker(s): 
Prof the Hon George Hampel AM QC, His Hon Judge Michael O'Connell
When: 
Thursday, 2 April, 2020 - 17:00 to Saturday, 4 April, 2020 - 17:00
Where: 
Owen Dixon Chambers East Level 1, 205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
10 CPD point(s):
Barristers Skills;
Price:
 $850.00