Criminal Bar Events & Cpds

Criminal

Practising in the Magistrates’ Court Post-COVID

Criminal Bar Association
31May

The Magistrates’ Court is welcoming us back to the court in accordance with Practice Direction No. 1 of 2021. Hear from the bench, Legal Aid and the prosecution about current practices and future developments.

Barristers should send any particular questions they would like our panel to answer to aburnnard@vicbar.com.au by Wed 26 May 2021.

Joining the Webinar

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Speaker(s): 
Colin Mandy SC, Her Honour Magistrate Bakos, Kate Bundrock (VLA), Danielle Pastoors (Victoria Police)
When: 
Monday, 31 May, 2021 - 16:30 to 17:30
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law; Barristers Skills;

Ethical Issues for Criminal Defence Barristers

The Victorian Bar Ethics Committee and Criminal Bar Association
25May

This CPD will now be delivered through Zoom only in light of new Covid restrictions.

This question and answer CPD will address specific conflict of interest issues and scenarios that can arise for criminal defence barristers, including duties of confidentiality and other issues identified in the recent Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants.

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Speaker(s): 
Peter Chadwick QC (Chair), Paul Kounnas
When: 
Tuesday, 25 May, 2021 - 17:15 to 18:15
1 CPD point(s):
Ethics & Professional Responsibility;

No, the murder charge cannot be settled for an unlawful assault

Criminal Bar Association
24May

This CPD will discuss Crown processes, indictments, instructions, discontinuances and other issues.

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This is an in-person event only.

Speaker(s): 
Sally Flynn QC (Chair), Brendan Kissane QC (Chief Crown Prosecutor), Angela Rankin (Deputy Solicitor for Public Prosecutions), Abbie Roodenburg (Barrister)
When: 
Monday, 24 May, 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;

Ethical Issues Facing New Barristers

The New Barristers' Committee
30Mar

The New Barristers’ Committee is hosting an informal ‘Chatham House Rules’ discussion for new barristers to ask questions about ethical issues that they are facing or have faced in practice.

Attendees should feel free to raise any ethical issue that concerns them.  No question is too simple, obvious or complex. The speakers cover a range of practice areas (including criminal, commercial and family law) and backgrounds.

Joining The Webinar

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THIS SESSION WILL NOT BE RECORDED AND IS ATTENDANCE ONLY

Speaker(s): 
John Leung/Heather Anderson (Chair), Jim Doherty, Deanna Caruso, Emma Heggie
When: 
Tuesday, 30 March, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00
1 CPD point(s):
Ethics & Professional Responsibility;

Special Hearings in Regional Courts – rolling out the Melbourne model

The Criminal Bar Association
9Mar

In this CPD, Judge Higham will explain how the Melbourne model for dealing with Special Hearings has been working in recent times – especially given the issues caused by COVID 19. His Honour will then discuss the planned roll out of this model to the Regional Courts and how that will work.

Joining the Webinar

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Speaker(s): 
Jason Gullaci (Chair), His Honour Judge Paul Higham
When: 
Tuesday, 9 March, 2021 - 16:30 to 17:30
1 CPD point(s):
Barristers Skills;