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Criminal Practice & Procedure

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Criminal Practice & Procedure

Date & TimeTBC
Format Webcast, Workshop
Price

Member

$360.00

Non-Member

$480.00

CPD Units 3
  • Professional Skills
  • Substantive Law
Venue LIV, Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne View Map

This practical workshop is designed to provide practitioners with key insights and essential advice that can be implemented in their day-to-day criminal law practice.

Please note, the presenter for this event has changed. See below for further details.

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  • Full Description

    This practical workshop is designed to provide practitioners with key insights and essential advice that can be implemented in their day-to-day criminal law practice.

    Main topics:

    • Practical case preparation tips and general advice on appearing in the Magistrates’ Court
    • Case conferencing and diversion requests
    • Preparing and presenting pleas in the Magistrates’ Court
    • Preparing and appearing in contested bail applications
    • Committal proceedings: how to complete a case direction notice
    • Applying to cross-examine witnesses at a contested committal hearing
  • Presenter

    Sophie Parsons, In-House Counsel, Doogue + George Defense Lawyers As In-House Counsel Sophie has experience appearing on behalf of clients in a range of summary and indictable matters including jury trials, contested committals, pleas, appeals and bail applications. Sophie has also appeared as counsel on behalf of a number of clients involved with the recent Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory. Sophie appeared as Counsel at numerous formal hearings on behalf of current and former Northern Territory government employees, adults and children with vulnerable witness status, and an Aboriginal Elders dispute resolution group from a remote community. Prior to commencing her role at Doogue + George, Sophie gained significant experience as a solicitor advocate in the Northern Territory. Sophie was employed by the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) as a solicitor advocate and criminal manager (North East Arnhem Manager / Practice Manager). Sophie also has previous experience in civil litigation, personal injury and criminal law as a solicitor at private law firms.

  • Learning Outcomes

    • Receive practical case preparation tips as well as insights into appearing in the Magistrates’ Court
    • Learn how to prepare and present pleas in the Magistrates’ and County Courts
    • Apply an improved understanding of the intricacies of diversion requests, case conferencing and plea negotiations to your practice
    • Develop your ability to prepare for and confidently run a contested committal hearing
    • Gain a greater understanding of relevant factors and potential issues when advising on and presenting bail applications