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Criminal Bar CPD Conference

The Criminal Bar Association
20Mar

REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL. CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

The inaugural Criminal Bar Association CPD conference will be held in Lorne on 20-22 March 2020. Sessions will cover The Eastman Trial, Prasad & the Close of the Crown case, Miscarriages of justice, Challenges to forensic science, Ethics in criminal practice, Mental health and sentencing, Standard sentencing and vicarious trauma in practice.

VENUE: Lorne Mantra

Speaker(s): 
Judge George Georgiou, Justice Lex Lasry, Justice Liz Hollingworth, Judge Trish Riddell, Assoc Prof Andrew Roberts, Gavin Silbert QC, Peter Chadwick QC, Julie Condon QC, Sally Flynn QC, Dr Danny Sullivan, Vicki Jackson & Robyn Bradey
When: 
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 16:30 to Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 13:00
8 CPD point(s):
Ethics & Professional Responsibility; Substantive Law; Barristers Skills; Practice management & business skills;
Price:
 $300.00

Outcomes of the summit - In Australia the jury decides: assessing the reliability and validity of expert evidence

The Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
2Mar

REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL. Please email aafs.vicchapter@gmail.com

The Victorian Chapter of the AAFS has been working to lift the profile of issues around the use of expert evidence in our courts since its revitalization in 2010. In November 2019, the Chapter held a Summit at which leaders and decision makers in their respective disciplines discussed how the validity and reliability of expert evidence is best assessed, assured and adduced into evidence. 

Discussion was focused particularly on whether there is a problem with the way the reliability and the validity of expert evidence is evaluated in the courts and whether a change of approach is justified. Participants agreed that a review of our uniform evidence laws in relation to expert evidence was desirable. This presentation will present the outcomes of that summit and the way forward.

Session to start at 5.30pm with drinks, followed by presentation from 6pm-7pm

Speaker(s): 
The Hon. Justice John Champion (Chair), Dean Catoggio, Peter Chadwick QC, Prof Stephen Cordner, Dr Rebecca Kogios, Michele Williams QC, Prof Noel Woodword
When: 
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 17:30 to 19:00
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Ethics & Professional Responsibility;

Migration Law for Criminal Lawyers

The Criminal Bar Association
25Feb

This seminar is presented by two experienced migration law practitioners who will discuss the interaction between the criminal law and the cancellation of a visa and deportation. 

What do criminal barristers need to be mindful of when conducting a plea hearing? What information is required from the client and a migration specialist to assist the judge? How is the prospect of deportation relevant to sentencing? These questions and more will be explored.

Speaker(s): 
Pardeep Tiwana (Chair), Nola Karapanagiotidis (Victorian Bar), Matthew Albert (Victorian Bar)
When: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 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;

Judicial Bullying

The Criminal Bar Association
24Feb

In this session, speakers will discuss on how to manage bullying and the process for making a complaint.

Please note the early start at 5pm
Speaker(s): 
His Honour Justice Priest (Chair), Paul Holdenson QC, Theo Kassimatis QC, Geoffrey Steward
When: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 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):
Barristers Skills;

Appearing at the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)

The Compensation Bar Association
20Feb

At this seminar, Magistrate Wright will discuss the legislation, and explore case law and the procedural aspects of appearing at VOCAT.

Speaker(s): 
Ian McDonald SC (Chair), Magistrate Brian Wright
When: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 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;