Criminal Bar Events & Cpds

Criminal

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court Pilot: Learnings and Reflections

The Criminal Bar Association
6May

The County Court of Victoria Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court (DATC)  pilot commenced on 21 April 2021, representing the first time a drug court has operated in a higher jurisdiction in Victoria. The Criminal Bar Association is pleased to host DATC judicial officers, lawyers and members of the treatment team to share learnings and reflections from the pilot, and assist members to better understand this unique sentencing option. This session is also open to criminal law solicitors.

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

Speaker(s): 
Amanda Burnnard (Chair), His Honour Judge Higham (County Court of Victoria), Bill Grimshaw (Victoria Legal Aid), Victoria Worrell (Office of Public Prosecutions), Anne-Marie Stephanides (Office of Public Prosecutions), Santi Achmad-Griffin (DATC Senior Case Manager), Harry Howe (DATC Senior Clinical Advisor)
When: 
Monday, 6 May, 2024 - 17:15 to 18:30
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;

CBA CPD and Networking Event

The Criminal Bar Association
21Mar

The Criminal Bar Association is pleased to invite you to a CPD and Networking Afternoon on 21 March 2024. The following topics will be discussed in the seminar: 

  1. Cyber Security
  2. Sentence Indications
  3. Amendments to the Bail Act 1977. 

For more information please see the FLYER.

VENUE: Conference Rooms 1 and 2, Law Institute of Victoria Level 13, 140 William Street Melbourne.

This is an in-person event only.

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Speaker(s): 
Daniel Calleja (BCL), Simon Treadaway (Cyber CX), Jason Gullaci SC, Michael Stanton, Sharon Lacy SC and Elissa Taylor
When: 
Thursday, 21 March, 2024 - 14:15 to 18:00
3 CPD point(s):
Ethics & Professional Responsibility; Substantive Law; Barristers Skills; Practice management & business skills;

The High Court revised special leave process – What does it mean for the advocate?

The Victorian Bar
21Feb

The High Court has revised its special leave process in which oral hearings will be rare. This seminar will address written advocacy in applications for special leave to appeal, applications for leave to appeal and applications for removal in the High Court of Australia.

The seminar will be theoretical and practical: the why (what must be addressed) and the how. It will deal with public law, civil law and criminal law. 

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This is an in-person event only and will be recorded.

Speaker(s): 
The Hon Michelle Gordon AC (Justice of the High Court of Australia), Rowena Orr KC (Solicitor-General of Victoria)
When: 
Wednesday, 21 February, 2024 - 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;

Clinical Forensic Medicine in the Courtroom - Head Injuries and Clinical Toxicology

The Criminal Bar Association
27Nov

This is a two-part session that provides an overview of two common areas of forensic medical evidence in the courtroom:

  • Head Injuries – Head injuries following blunt trauma can be a perplexing scenario to manage clinically, and even more challenging to understand in the courtroom. There are a wide range of presentations and outcomes that can occur following head trauma, with many short and longer-term consequences arising for the patient. The discussion will demystify hospital documentation around head injury presentations and provide an overview of the potential implications of the findings, some of the complications that are seen, and the treatments that are provided in hospital.
  • Clinical Toxicology – Unlike medical evidence, toxicological evidence has relied on information that has far less reliability. There are potential flaws inherent in some publications which need to be understood so that they can be assessed, used, or discarded on the basis of their nature and the risk of unreliability. This is especially true for the study of drugs of abuse. The discussion will describe some of the pitfalls of a widespread adoption of information that makes its way into even the best peer reviewed journals. The speakers are directors of Fidelis Forensics, a provider of expert forensic medicine services.

Joining the Webinar

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Speaker(s): 
Shaun Ginsbourg (Chair), Nicola Cunningham (Adjunct Associate Professor), Dr Angela Sungaila
When: 
Monday, 27 November, 2023 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Online via Zoom
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law; Barristers Skills;

Intervention Orders: Everything you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask

The Criminal Bar Association
13Nov

The prevalence of intervention orders belies their complexity. This seminar will address matters including the intersection of the criminal law and intervention orders, the practical implications of DPP v Cormick [2023] VSCA 186, and counselling orders: essential knowledge for any barrister appearing in both intervention order and breach proceedings.

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

Speaker(s): 
Amanda Burnnard (Chair), Tony Trood, Iman Osman
When: 
Monday, 13 November, 2023 - 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;