Criminal Bar Events & Cpds

Criminal

Bail - The Law and Practical Tips

The Criminal Bar Association
3Jun

This CPD is particularly aimed at the junior bar and will examine the applicable law and provide some helpful practical tips in preparing for and conducting bail applications.

Joining the Live Webinar

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The session will be recorded and available on the CPD Catalogue.

Speaker(s): 
Pardeep Tiwana (Chair), Anthony Lewis, Alex Burt
When: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:00
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law; Barristers Skills;

Effective advocacy in s32C (Confidential Communications) applications

The Criminal Bar Association
26May

This CPD will explore the importance of effective preparation and advocacy when seeking leave to issue a subpoena and requesting release of documents. It will examine the common pitfalls and provide guidance on improving both oral and written submissions when making these applications.

Joining the Live Webinar

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The session will be recorded and available on the CPD Catalogue

Speaker(s): 
Cecily Hollingworth (Chair), Judge Martine Marich
When: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 16:30 to 17:30
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

New Child Sex Offence Legislation (NSW) and the Tendency Law Debate

The Criminal Bar Association
19May

The recent introduction of Evidence Amendment (Tendency and Coincidence) Bill 2020 (NSW) by the NSW Government, likely to be soon followed in Victoria, expressly and aggressively lowers further the threshold for admissibility of tendency evidence insofar as it relates to child sex offences.

Following on the heels of the High Court’s recent tendency rulings, the proposed legislation turns up the heat on the debate about whether that threshold has been lowered too far or doesn’t go far enough, whether this discrete aspect of evidence law should be fragmented, and amplifies the disconnect between modern tendency law and the underlying principles developed through more than a century of common law.  

Joining the Live Webinar

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The session will be recorded and available on the CPD Catalogue.

Speaker(s): 
Pardeep Tiwana (Chair), Dr Gideon Boas
When: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:00
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Challenging DNA evidence

The Criminal Bar Association
14May

The days of having DNA evidence dismissed from court on the grounds of possible contamination are long gone.  The technical and procedural changes that have occured in forensic laboratories across Australia in the last five years have resulted in far more complex issues that should be explored by lawyers to ensure miscarriages of justice do not occur.

This presentation will aid both prosecutors and defenders to understand what the forensic DNA laboratory looks like in 2020.  It will also tackle the statistics behind the DNA match, how to spot bias in the interpretation of the findings, and look at the questions you should be asking to test the DNA evidence relied upon.  

Joining the Live Webinar

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The session will be recorded and available on the CPD Catalogue

Speaker(s): 
Pardeep Tiwana (Chair), Helen Roebuck, Jae Gerhard (Principal Scientists, Independent Forensic Services)
When: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:00
1 CPD point(s):
Practice management & business skills;

JURY SKILLS WORKSHOP What does the jury really think?

The Victorian Bar Association
2Apr

THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

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.

DATE AND TIME

Introduction Session: Thursday, 2 April 2020, 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Workshop: Saturday, 4 April 2020, 9am – 5pm

 

Speaker(s): 
Prof the Hon George Hampel AM QC, His Hon Judge Michael O'Connell
When: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 17:00 to Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 17:00
Where: 
Owen Dixon Chambers East Level 1, 205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
10 CPD point(s):
Barristers Skills;
Price:
 $850.00