Criminal Bar Events & Cpds

Criminal

Good Mental Health for Criminal Barristers

The Criminal Bar Association
17May

Please join our panel for an informal discussion on exercising good mental health, dealing with difficult days in court and looking out for your colleagues. 

Please note this session will not be recorded.
 

Speaker(s): 
Daniel Gurvich QC (Chair); Panel:  Bernadette Healy (Psychologist), Peter Morrissey SC, Sharon Lacy
When: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 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; Practice management & business skills;

Bail Law Reform

The Criminal Bar Association
30Apr

This seminar will explore important changes to Bail Law - Bail Amendment Acts (Stages 1 and 2).

Speaker(s): 
Daniel Gurvich QC (Chair), His Honour Justice Paul Coghlan
When: 
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
555 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Nauru Ends Appeals to The High Court of Australia - A Threat to the Rule of Law?

Presented by the International Commission of Jurists (Victoria) and the Criminal Bar Association
19Apr

RSVP ESSENTIAL: Please email rsvp@vicbar.com.au by 1.00pm Friday 13 April 2018  
A light breakfast will be served in the Essoign Club. There is no cost to attend. 

In June 2015, Opposition politicians were arrested following a protest outside the Nauruan Parliament. A Magistrate sentenced them to prison terms which the Supreme Court increased on appeal.   The politicians sought to appeal to the final appellate court, the High Court of Australia. By then abolishing its treaty with Australia, which engages the High Court jurisdiction, the Government has denied their jailed opponents their right of appeal.  The Hon Geoff Eames, who was Chief Justice of Nauru from 2010 to 2014 will share his observations of the operation of the rule of law in this troubled country.

Speaker(s): 
(Chair) Michael Cahill SC, Chair, ICJ (Victoria), The Hon Geoff Eames AM QC
When: 
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 08:00 to 09:00
Where: 
Level 1
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

What is Hearsay?

The Victorian Bar Association
4Apr

In this seminar Jason Harkess will present an explanation as to what qualifies as hearsay evidence under the Evidence Act 2008 while Nicole Mollard will consider some more difficult hypothetical examples of hearsay evidence.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Suzanne McNicol QC (Chair),  Jason Harkess, Nicole Mollard
When: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 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;

Electronic Criminal Briefs

The Criminal Bar Association
19Mar

Conducting electronic trials, dealing with E-Jury books and electronic police briefs.

Speaker(s): 
Kerri Judd QC, Vicky Prapas, Ange Rankin, Daniel Gurvich QC (Chair)
When: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 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; Practice management & business skills;