Criminal Bar Events & Cpds

Criminal

A guide to recent significant changes in Commonwealth sentencing

The Criminal Bar Association
12Aug

The CPD will cover some significant recent changes to Commonwealth sentencing, in particular, changes to parole, the general factors to be taken into account in sentencing, the vulnerable witness provisions and sentencing options for intellectually disabled offenders.

The session will also canvas vast changes made in the area of Commonwealth child sex offences, including changes to bail and the introduction of a new mandatory minimum sentencing scheme.

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Speaker(s): 
Pardeep Tiwana (Chair), Krista Breckweg, Federal Advocate at Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
When: 
Wednesday, 12 August, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:00
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

CBA Members- Open Meeting

The Criminal Bar Association
10Aug

The meeting will commence with Daniel Gurvich QC and Sally Flynn QC providing feedback on the challenges faced by the Criminal Bar due to COVID-19 restrictions. Thereafter, our members will have an opportunity to ask questions and share any ideas going forward.

This meeting is for members practising at the bar and will be conducted according to the Chatham House Rule.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SEMINAR WILL NOT BE RECORDED AND IS ATTENDANCE ONLY

 

When: 
Monday, 10 August, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:00
1 CPD point(s):
Practice management & business skills;

Sex Offenders- Diagnosis, Risk Assessments and Treatment

The Criminal Bar Association
4Aug

Pamela Matthews has practiced independently as a Forensic Psychologist in the State and Federal Court system for the past 24 years.

In this CPD, she will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of sexual offenders. What is involved in assessing future risk? How predictive are the risk assessment tools? These questions and more will be answered.

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Speaker(s): 
Pardeep Tiwana (Chair), Pamela Matthews (Forensic Psychologist)
When: 
Tuesday, 4 August, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:00
1 CPD point(s):
Barristers Skills;

The Online Magistrates’ Court

The Criminal Bar Association
14Jul

From 13 July 2020, the Online Magistrates’ court (OMC) commences full-time operation in Victoria.

This CPD will explain how OMC works, the use of WebEx, what matters will be heard, how to get matters listed, time limits and where clients or witnesses appear from. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the CPD.

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THE SESSION WILL NOT BE RECORDED AND IS ATTENDANCE ONLY

 

Speaker(s): 
Cecily Hollingworth (Chair), Her Honour Judge Lisa Hannan, Chief Magistrate, His Honour Magistrate Tim Bourke, Luke Murray, Deputy State Coordinating Registrar
When: 
Tuesday, 14 July, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:00
1 CPD point(s):
Practice management & business skills;

Workplace Manslaughter - The new offence under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 ('OHS Act')

The Criminal Bar Association
29Jun

Part 5A of the OHS Act – which creates the offence of workplace manslaughter – comes into force on 1 July 2020.

The new offence is based on common law manslaughter but does not adopt the common law test of gross negligence. It also sits in a framework of negligence offences in the OHS Act which will lead to some complexity in trials where there are multiple counts, multiple offenders or both. This session will outline the basics of the new offence, the policy behind it and the potential difficulties in its operation.

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Speaker(s): 
Pardeep Tiwana (Chair), David Neal SC, Aggy Kapitaniak
When: 
Monday, 29 June, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:00
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;