Criminal Bar Events & Cpds

Criminal

DNA 2019 and Beyond

The Criminal Bar Association
3Dec

Since 1989 DNA evidence has been relied upon in Australian courts to secure convictions.  In subsequent years there has been significant developments in the technology used to obtain DNA, from 9 to 21 loci and STRMix, and the application of DNA including the establishment of a national DNA database. Every step along the way has been the subject of legal challenge with a considerable body of case law being the result. 

The future for practitioners is likely to see just as much development with an increasing reliance in prosecutions upon familial searching, the profiling of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and Y-chromosome DNA and forensic DNA phenotyping (FDP). This seminar will discuss these changes and explore future directions.

Speaker(s): 
Pardeep Tiwana (Chair), Peter Chadwick QC, Anthony Lewis
When: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 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; Barristers Skills;

Cartel conduct

Commercial Bar Association
29Oct

Cartel conduct can take many forms. This seminar outlines recent prosecutions in Australia (successful and otherwise), including Australia’s first criminal cartel case. In an atmosphere in which the ACCC prioritises the investigation of cartel conduct, the speakers will address trends in cartel behaviour and the approach taken to the extra-territorial reach of Australia’s competition laws. 

Please note that this seminar will not be recorded, and is attendance only.

Speaker(s): 
Samantha Cipriano (Chair), W. Brind Zichy-Woinarski Q.C, Brian Kennedy
When: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 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;

How should forensic science opinions be presented?

The Criminal Bar and The Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences
28Oct

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

The accurate communication of expert opinions to stakeholders is vital in forensic science. However, there is not yet clear consensus on how to optimally communicate scientific findings to ensure that lay decision makers can appropriately utilise the information without over- or under-weighting the evidence. 

This presentation will discuss the impact of including error rate and cognitive factor information on investigators and legal stakeholders will be covered, in light of emerging information surrounding the validity and reliability of various forensic science disciplines.

Please note that this seminar will not be recorded, and is attendance only.

Speaker(s): 
The Hon. Justice John Champion (Chair), Dr Kaye Ballantyne, Senior Research & Development Officer (Victoria Police Forensic Services Department)
When: 
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 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):
Barristers Skills;

Jury Skills Workshop- What does the jury really think?

The Victorian Bar
17Oct

REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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. 

DATES and TIMES

Introduction Session: Thursday 17 October 2019, 5.00pm – 7.00pm; Workshop: Saturday 19 October 2019 9.00am – 5.00pm

Speaker(s): 
Professor the Hon George Hampel AM QC
When: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 17:00 to Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 19:00
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
10 CPD point(s):
Barristers Skills;
Price:
 $850.00

The rule in Browne v Dunn: ‘What?’, ‘Why?’, ‘Who?’ and ‘How?'

The Criminal Bar
16Oct

In this CPD there will be discussion on a rule that was cemented into the common law by the House of Lords more than 125 years ago. What is it, why do we have it, who must follow it, and how?

Speaker(s): 
Pardeep Tiwana (Chair), Dr Jason Harkess
When: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 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;