Criminal Bar Events & Cpds

Criminal

The VLA preferred barristers list - what is it? how do I get on it? and can I get an exemption?

The Criminal Bar Association
25Oct

The private Bar plays an instrumental role in providing quality representation to the thousands of people whose defence is funded by Victoria Legal Aid each year. Victoria Legal Aid is responsible for providing legal aid in the most effective, efficient and economic manner. This includes ensuring quality advocacy for legally aided clients. The Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List provides oversight regarding the quality of barristers appearing in criminal trials. It ensures high quality representation and well run trials that benefit our clients, the courts and the community.  The List was established on 31 July 2015. Only barristers on the list are able to represent legally aided accused in criminal trials, unless an exception is granted in advance in a standard criminal trial. 

This session will cover how Barristers can apply to be on the list, as well as the circumstances where exceptions will be granted.

Joining the Webinar

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

This is an online only event.

Chairs: Julia Munster (Victoria Legal Aid), Jarrod Williams (Victorian Bar)

Speakers: Dianna Gleeson (Victoria Legal Aid), Elizabeth Le (Victoria Legal Aid), Emily Allan (Victoria Legal Aid)

When: 
Monday, 25 October, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00
1 CPD point(s):
Practice management & business skills;

Magistrates’ Court Practitioner Townhall

Magistrates' Court
20Sep

Similar to last year’s Townhall, this session is to provide practitioners an update and an opportunity to ask questions regarding the ongoing work being undertaken in the Magistrates’ Court as Victoria continues to navigate through covid-recovery and a new normal.  

Practitioners who would like any specific questions answered should send them through to Amanda Burnnard (aburnnard@vicbar.com.au) or Andrew Sim (andrew.sim@vicbar.com.au) by Tuesday 14 September 2021 so they can be provided to the court. 

1 CPD point in general category

Open to all legal practitioners, to join please click the link below, open from 4.10pm on the day, :

DIRECT MEETING LINK:   https://csvic.webex.com/csvic/j.php?MTID=mb34b167e63f2d8a73349f7454cbfee63 

Other ways to join:

Meeting number: 2653 422 9860

Password: 1234

Join by video system

Dial 26534229860@csvic.webex.com

You can also dial 210.4.202.4 and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone

+61-2-9338-2221 Australia Toll

Access code: 265 342 29860

Speaker(s): 
Chief Magistrate Hannan
When: 
Monday, 20 September, 2021 - 16:15 to 17:15
1 CPD point(s):

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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;