Jury Advocacy Workshop

On 9 August the Bar is running the 2014 Jury Trial Advocacy Workshop. We have been able to secure a significant discount for members of the Criminal Bar Association and members will now pay $500.

Although details of the Indictable Crime Certificate are still to be finalised, you will be given credit for this workshop in the event it forms one of the requirements of the certificate.

This workshop is effectively a “dress rehearsal” for a trial and is a great way to practice your jury skills. I encourage members to enrol now as places are limited, contact May Lim in the Bar Office if you are interested in participating.

ANZAPPL Symposium

The Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry Psychology and the Law Winter Symposium – New Act, New Roles: The Mental Health Act 2014 (Vic) will be held on  http://makse.com/?kremel=100-free-dating-sites-in-netherland&5db=50 2 August 2014 from 1.30pm – 6.00pm at the Victoria University, Conference Centre, Melbourne.

Hear perspectives from the leaders of key agencies on the practical application and roles of the new Mental Health Act.

click here Speakers: Lynne Coulson Barr, Dr Mark Oakley Browne, Matthew Carroll and facilitated by Professor Jim Ogloff

See the attached ANZAPPL Winter Symposium 2014 flyer for full details. Registrations close 25 July 2014.

Judicial College updates

The judicial college has updated the Sentencing Manual topics:
– sentencing mentally ill offenders
– the Mental Health Act 2014
– involuntary treatment orders
– a new Contempt of Court chambers has been added.
– new sentence overviews for murder, Cth drugs and RCI.

There are new sections on sentencing offences involving family violence and the Family Violence Bench Book.

The Uniform Evidence Manual updates include:
– s48 proof of contents of documents
– s90 discretion to exclude admissions
– s110 evidence about character of an accused
– s128 privilege in respect of self-incrimination
– s138 exclusion of improperly or illegally obtained evidence

Voltaire Award Dinner

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 Saturday 9 August 2014
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International Criminal Law Conference

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The Congress Chair this time up is the Honourable John Coldrey QC, and the Committee includes our own Peter Chadwick QC, as well as Rob Stary, Greg Byrne (DOJ), and other representatives from the OPP, VLA and Monash University. 

The Congress is committed to advancing knowledge within the legal profession on all topics concerned with the criminal law.  It brings together practitioners, judges, policy officers, academics, students and other interested professionals to review current international research, trends, cases and practices; providing opportunities to exchange ideas and bring a range of national and international speakers together in relation to current topics. 

There is an excellent line up of seminars on the program including restorative justice, expert evidence, jury studies, the Royal Commission into Sexual Abuse of Children, Jury Directions Act, the law and Neuroscience, Corporate Crime / Corruption Commission, OMG’s; as well as a great range of social events including the Congress Dinner and the Long Lunch in the Long Room.

Please go to http://iclc2014.org/ for more details and registration.

NB. Substantial discount for early bird registration finishes this Friday, 25 July.

Cross-examination collection

Unlike good music and good film, good cross-examination usually has a very small audience (who are divided about whether it was brilliant or an act of bastardy), gets no write ups in the media, and has no reruns.

But if we had reruns, think of the possibilities. Tomorrow’s advocates can learn so much from the past, yesterday’s advocates can chuckle, and today’s advocates can strive to copy.

Ours is a profession of stories and recollections strange and true. With your help we can gather triumphs of cross, perhaps find an illustrator or two to re-create the moment (an illustrator hidden within a barrister’s clothing would be perfect), add some annotations to help those wanting to copy, and publish the whole lot on the web, free to the world to enjoy.

So, make a contribution that will give you pleasure.  Send us the transcript, or the case citation, or – if all you have is the way it was told to you – send us the story in your own words. And don’t forget to mention whether you wish to be acknowledged or join the ranks of Anon.

Mail:  Hugh Selby,  28 Claxton Crescent, Lyneham ACT 2602. Email: hughmselby@gmail.com. Hugh Selby, ACT barrister, is the author of practical legal works and teaches in the UOW LLM Criminal Practice program.

New Melbourne Magistrates’ Koori Court

Attorney-General Robert Clark this week joined Chief Magistrate Peter Lauritsen to launch the Melbourne Magistrates’ Koori Court.

The new court is the eighth adult Magistrates’ Koori Court in Victoria, in which Koori elders and respected persons sit with the Magistrate as part of the sentencing process.

The Melbourne Magistrates’ Koori Court will sit within the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court building on William Street, and will complement the existing County and Children’s Koori Courts that currently sit within Melbourne’s legal precinct.

Forensic Matters

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine have a new publication, Forensic Matters.

Forensic matters can be downloaded from the VIFM Communications Page.

The contents of the first edition include the following:

  • John Coldrey on the VIFM Council
  • A first look at the Coronial Admissions and Enquiries (CAE)
  • Graeme Schofield VIFM Oration
  • Single Punch Fatalities
  • Forensic Radiology
  • Road Safety
  • Preventing Sexual Violence: What works?

Ombudsman to investigate the provision of rehabilitation services for prisoners

The Victorian Ombudsman Debra Glass has announced an investigation into the provision of rehabilitation programs and transitional services for offenders in Victoria.

The investigation was prompted by the growth in prisoner numbers and concerns with rates of reoffending and the costs to the Victorian community.

The report is due for release in October 2014.

For more information see the attached media release.