Common Law Bar Events & Cpds

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Concurrent Evidence: Part 1

The Common Law Bar Association
12Aug

Ever wondered about the history of concurrent evidence in our courts? Professor Ian Freckelton will discuss the philosophy behind the concept and challenges to be considered in the use of conclaves, joint reports and concurrent evidence.

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

Speaker(s): 
Áine Magee QC (Chair), Professor Ian Freckelton AO QC
When: 
Thursday, 12 August, 2021 - 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;

The maze of economic loss in personal injury

The Common Law Bar Association
2Dec

CPI increases, salary packaging, use of expert’s reports, application of actuarial tables and discounts, Fox v Wood - navigating the eco loss maze can be a minefield.  These topics and relevant recent cases will be covered in this thrill-a-minute CPD.

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Speaker(s): 
Áine Magee QC (Chair), Dugald McWilliams, Lachlan Howe
When: 
Wednesday, 2 December, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive 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;