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LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 - Video Bundle

LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 - Video Bundle

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CPD Units 6.5
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Skills
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
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Recorded: Friday 7 August 2020 | Approx. Run Time: 6.5 hours

Featuring a keynote address by His Honour Judge Cain on the coordination of Victoria’s criminal jurisdictions during COVID-19, the 2020 Criminal Law Conference includes prestigious presenters from the judiciary as well as Victorian government representatives and experienced criminal law practitioners.

This video bundle includes recordings of nine key sessions:

  1. LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 -Video 1 - Keynote Address – Coordinating the Jurisdictions during COVID-19 - Run Time: 39:56
  2. LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 - Video 2 - Judge-only Trials in a Post-COVID-19 World - Run Time: 28:32
  3. LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 - Video 3 - Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Exploring the possibilities in a post pandemic world – Run Time: 27:53
  4. LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 - Video 4 - Managing the Psychology of Sustained Disruption: Practical strategies to protect our mental and physical wellbeing through the ongoing transitions of COVID-19 – Run Time: 30:56
  5. LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 - Video 5 - Stream 1 - Meet the Judicial Registrars – Run Time: 58:08
  6. LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 - Video 6 - Stream 1 - Legal Aid & Prosecutions: Updates and Insights – Run Time: 48:37
  7. LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 - Video 7 - Stream 2 - Advocacy Tips & Tricks for Ground Rules Hearings – Run Time: 44:42
  8. LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 - Video 8 - Stream 2 - The View from the Bench: Magistrates Panel – Run Time: 56:25
  9. LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 - Video 9 - Ethics in Criminal Law Practice – Run Time: 48:25

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  • Further Details

    LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 -Video 1 - Keynote Address – Coordinating the Jurisdictions during COVID-19

    In this video, hear His Honour speak about current and future coordination initiatives between Victorian criminal courts, the technology solutions that will be part of this and the plans for a measured return of the criminal justice sector to ‘normal’ operations.

    • Run time: 39:56
    • Compliance area: SL
    • Special LIV member price: $77

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    LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 - Video 2 - Judge-only Trials in a Post-COVID-19 World

    In this video, His Honour Chief Judge Peter Kidd, County Court of Victoria addresses how judge-only trials work in practice and what can practitioners expect from them.

    • Run time: 28:32
    • Compliance area: SL
    • Special LIV member price: $77

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    LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 - Video 3 - Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Exploring the possibilities in a post pandemic world

    In this video, Her Honour Magistrate Spencer and Tania Wolff discuss how therapeutic jurisprudence can support court excellence and the quality of criminal practice as we strive to respond and recover from the impacts of COVID. 

    • Run time: 27:53
    • Compliance area: SL
    • Special LIV member price: $77

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    LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 - Video 4 - Managing the Psychology of Sustained Disruption: Practical strategies to protect our mental and physical wellbeing through the ongoing transitions of COVID-19

    This video unpacks 5 practical strategies to help us maintain our attention, energy, wellbeing and focus including: Clear space, Creative management, Concentration, Compassion and Connection. Guidance for establishing care and support into the future.

    • Run time: 30:56
    • Compliance area: PM
    • Special LIV member price: $77

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    LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 - Video 5 - Stream 1 - Meet the Judicial Registrars

    Hear from three recently appointed Judicial Registrars in the criminal jurisdiction across the Supreme and County Courts in this insightful video.

    • Run time: 58:08
    • Compliance area: SL
    • Special LIV member price: $77

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    LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 - Video 6 - Stream 1 - Legal Aid & Prosecutions: Updates and Insights

    Providing insights into key changes that Victoria Legal Aid and the Office of Public Prosecutions have made arising from the pandemic, this video will enhance your understanding of the realities of criminal law practice at these organisations.

    • Run time: 48:37
    • Compliance area: SL
    • Special LIV member price: $77

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    LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 - Video 7 - Stream 2 - Advocacy Tips & Tricks for Ground Rules Hearings

    This video panelled by members of the LIV’s Criminal Law Executive Committee provides helpful tips and tricks to hone your advocacy skills in relation to ground rules hearings, together with practical advice as to how you can target your advocacy to achieve better outcomes for your clients.

    • Run time: 44:42
    • Compliance area: PS
    • Special LIV member price: $77

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    LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 - Video 8 - Stream 2 - The View from the Bench: Magistrates Panel

    In this video, magistrates will discuss their expectations of practitioners appearing before the Court online and provide tips on how to effectively prepare for their appearances, including observations about common pitfalls and shortcomings.

    • Run time: 56:25
    • Compliance area: PS
    • Special LIV member price: $77

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    LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 - Video 9 - Ethics in Criminal Law Practice

    This video will cover the challenging ethical issues faced by criminal lawyers as well as practical strategies to overcome these issues.

    • Run time: 48:25
    • Compliance area: EP
    • Special LIV member price: $77

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  • Presenters

    Ms Mel Walker, Co–Chair, Criminal Law Section, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist

    Has been a Sole Criminal Law Practitioner for the past 16 years and involved in the service of law and law reform for the past 25 years in various capacities including paid and volunteer work.  Attained Accredited Criminal Law Specialisation in 2014 and is a passionate advocate for youth law reform, human rights protection, prison and sentencing reform.

    She is the current Co-Chair of the Executive Committee for the Criminal Law Section of the LIV.  

    His Honour Judge John Cain, State Coroner, Coroners Court Victoria

    John Cain was appointed State Coroner in October 2019, prior to which he was Victoria's Solicitor for Public Prosecution since November 2015.

    Judge Cain completed a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Law at Monash University before completing the Legal Professional Services Firm course at Harvard Business School in 2010. His legal career began at Maurice Blackburn in 1982, where he was appointed a partner in 1987 and then Managing Partner from 1991 to 2002.

    Between 2002 -2006, Judge Cain was CEO of the Law Institute of Victoria and became the Victorian Government Solicitor in 2006 until 2011, after which he became Managing Partner at Herbert Geer (now Thomson Geer).       

    The Honourable Justice Peter Kidd, Chief Judge of the County Court of Victoria

    Chief Judge Peter Kidd was appointed as Chief Judge of the County Court of Victoria in 2015.  Chief Judge Kidd holds a Master of Laws from the University of Geneva, where he specialised in international humanitarian and criminal law, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide.

    His Honour holds a dual commission as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria and sits on the Court of Appeal from time to time.  Before becoming Chief Judge, his Honour had 20 years of experience as a criminal lawyer in Australia and overseas, mostly as a barrister in Melbourne.

    Some of his earlier cases as junior counsel included the prosecution of the murder, abduction and rape case involving two schoolgirls known as the “Bega Murder Case” and the prosecution murders of the police officers, Sergeant Gary Silk and Senior Constable Rodney Millar. 

    As a Senior Crown Prosecutor, he prosecuted gangland cases, including Tony Mokbel’s drug trafficking matters.  In the mid-2000s, he took his family to Sarajevo where he was an International Prosecutor at the War Crimes Chamber of the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  There he prosecuted war criminals arising from the Bosnian war in the mid-1990s.

    Most recently, His Honour was the trial and sentencing judge in relation to the Cardinal George Pell matter.  His Honour regularly appears on radio throughout Victoria and, from time to time, on national TV where he seeks to explain how the justice system works.

    Away from work, he is married to Lisa and has two daughters, Ruby, aged 20, and Alice, aged 18.  They have always enjoyed adventure travel and he is always striving to be a better golfer and surfer

    Tania Wolff, Principal Lawyer, First Step Legal, LIV President - Elect & LIV Council member

    Tania is the Principal and Manager of Legal Services at First Step Legal, a sessional legal member of the Mental Health Tribunal, President Elect of the Law Institute of Victoria and an LIV accredited Specialist in Criminal Law.

    Since 2012, she has driven the expansion of First Step Legal, a unique health justice partnership embedded within a medical, mental health and addiction services clinic in St Kilda. The legal practice is one of the few criminal legal practices operating as a health justice practice in Australia. She is a proponent of the expansion of specialist courts and advancing therapeutic jurisprudence, restorative justice, and justice reinvestment initiatives. She is committed to compassionate legal practice which is core to the work that she does every day with some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged in our community.

    Her Honour Magistrate Pauline Spencer

    Pauline Spencer was appointed as a Magistrate in 2006. She currently sits at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, Victoria, Australia and is the Head of Division, Specialist Courts providing judicial leadership across the court’s therapeutic programs.

    Prior to her appointment Magistrate Spencer worked as a lawyer in private practice, as the Principal Legal Officer for the Fitzroy Legal Service and as Executive Officer of the Federation of Community Legal Centres the peak body for over 50 community legal centres in Victoria.  Magistrate Spencer has an interest in therapeutic jurisprudence, improved responses to family violence and how the court can improve links with the community it serves.

    Dr Sarah Cotton, Co-founder, Transitioning Well Pty Ltd

    Sarah is a registered and endorsed Organisational Psychologist who specialises in best-practice strategies to help individuals and organisations navigate the challenges of modern work.

    She has a PhD in the area of work-stress and a specialisation in work-life transitions. In 2011, she co-founded Transitioning Well drawing on a comprehensive evidence base and over 20 years of coaching, training and consulting. Having published and presented widely, Sarah is committed to the practical application of her research so that others can live and work better.

    Judicial Registrar Timothy Freeman, Judicial Registrar - Criminal Division, Supreme Court of Victoria

    Judicial Registrar Tim Freeman was appointed to the Supreme Court in June this year and commenced in the role of Judicial Registrar of the Court’s Criminal Division in July. Prior to his appointment, he worked in private practice for approximately 17 years, acting on behalf of clients charged with the full spectrum of criminal offences, including homicide, drug offences, fraud, theft, violence offences, sexual offences, driving offences, and applications for Bail.

    During his time in practice, Judicial Registrar Freeman was also an active member of the Law Institute of Victoria, where he was a member of the Criminal Law Section Executive Committee from 2012, a Co-Chair of the Section for 3 years from 2014 to 2016, and appointed to the LIV’s Board of Directors in 2019. Prior to his appointment to the Court, Judicial Registrar Freeman was also a Legal Member of the Victorian Firearms Appeals Committee, a statutory tribunal which hears and determines reviews from decisions of the Chief Commissioner in relation to the licensing of firearms

    Judicial Registrar Alex Wilson, Count Court of Victoria

    Alex Wilson was appointed as a Judicial Registrar of the County Court in March 2020.  Prior to her appointment, Alex was a Partner at Lethbridges, practising as a solicitor advocate for 15 years.  Alex had an extensive pro-bono practice acting for Australians detained overseas. 

    In 2016 Alex received the LIV Access to Justice Award for her work as solicitor for Bali 9 members, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. In 2019 Alex appeared on ABC Australian Story which covered her work in acting for Australian woman Yoshe Taylor, whose drug trafficking conviction in Cambodia was quashed.  Alex has appeared on SBS Insight, been a Keynote speaker at a number of public events and given evidence at the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade regarding Australia’s Advocacy for the Abolition of the Death Penalty.

    Judicial Registrar Matthew Phillips, County Court of Victoria

    Judicial Registrar Phillips was appointed to the County Court of Victoria in February 2020.  In the years prior to his appointment Judicial Registrar Phillips predominantly practised in Criminal Appellate work in both the Court of Appeal and High Court.  He worked as the Program Manager – Appeals & Strategic Litigation at Victoria Legal Aid and also as the Court of Appeal co-ordinator for the Office of Public Prosecutions.  JR Phillips has appeared regularly in the Court of Appeal in both conviction and sentence appeals for both the Crown and Defence.  Judicial Registrar Phillips was also a Public Defender as part of VLA Chambers for approximately 5 years.  He regularly appeared as counsel in trials, pleas and appeals. 

    Judicial Registrar Phillips has also worked as a prosecutor with the Commonwealth DPP in the Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne offices.

    Dan Nicholson, Executive Director - Criminal Law, Victoria Legal Aid

    Dan Nicholson is the Executive Director, Criminal Law at Victoria Legal Aid and is responsible for the delivery of legally aided criminal law services across the state.

    Dan has worked with VLA since 2012 in a range of senior leadership roles. He led VLA’s programs in mental health and disability advocacy, migration law, tenancy, discrimination and social security, and was responsible for VLA’s Legal Help telephone advice service and funding to community legal centres.

    Dan previously managed the Human Rights Unit at the Victorian Department of Justice, was Associate to Justice Maxwell, President of the Court of Appeal and worked at Fitzroy Legal Service. He has worked on a range of human rights issues and lived in Cambodia and Timor-Leste.

    Dan was appointed a Commissioner (part-time) of the Victorian Law Reform Commission in September 2018.

    Abbey Hogan, Solicitor for Public Prosecutions, Office of Public Prosecutions

    Abbey Hogan was appointed Victoria's Solicitor for Public Prosecutions in February 2020. Ms Hogan brings to this role extensive experience in criminal prosecutions.

    Ms Hogan commenced her legal career at the OPP in 2003 and held the position of Manager of the Policy and Specialised Legal division from 2015. Ms Hogan has held a number of roles including in General Prosecutions, Drugs, and Policy and Court of Appeal.

    Guillaume Bailin, Acting Program Manager - Indictable Crime, Victoria Legal Aid

    Guillaume Bailin is the Acting Program Manager of Indictable Crime at Victoria Legal. Over the last 10 years in practice Guillaume has worked in a number of roles across the criminal justice system, including as Senior Associate to fmr Chief Judge Rozenes, as a Solicitor Advocate at the OPP and Senior Administrator to the Criminal Division in the County Court. Guillaume also lectures in criminal law at Monash University and is on the board of Monash Law Clinics and the Prison Legal Education & Assistance Project.      

    Rishi Nathwani, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Rishi is an experienced barrister from London who practised at the UK Bar for over 11 years. Rishi assisted the DOJ in rolling out the intermediary pilot programme in Victoria.

    In both the UK and here, he is routinely instructed in the most serious cases, involving homicides, terrorism and serious sexual offences. He acts for Lawyer X at the Royal Commission.

    Josh Taaffe Director & In-House Counsel, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers

    Josh Taaffe is a specialist trial lawyer and the in-house Counsel for the firm. He has more than ten years’ experience as a criminal lawyer and has been appearing in trials before Judge and Jury since 2009.

    Josh is a partner of the firm and is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist. Josh is the deputy chair of the criminal law section of the Law Institute of Victoria. Josh is based in our Melbourne office and appears in all Victorian Courts, at every level. Josh provides advice and representation for all criminal cases.

    Her Honour Magistrate Marita Altman, Magistrates’ Court Victoria

    Ms Altman was appointed as a magistrate on 6 January 2020. Ms Altman has 20 years of legal experience and was a partner at Lethbridges Barristers and Solicitors since 2007 as a solicitor specialising in Criminal Law.

    Ms Altman’s practice included commercial fraud, drug importation and murder prosecutions, and she is a Law Institute Accredited Criminal Law Specialist.

    Prior to Ms Altman’s appointment, she was an active member and co-chair of the LIV’s Criminal Law Section.

    His Honour Magistrate Trieu Huynh, Magistrates’ Court Victoria

    Magistrate Huynh started his legal career as an articled clerk at the Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) in 2005 and was admitted to practice in 2006. He worked at the OPP as a solicitor advocate before moving overseas in 2009.

    Upon his return, he took up a position at Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) in the Indictable Crime Team and was the Program Manager of Indictable Crime at VLA from 2015 until his appointment as a Magistrate in December 2019.

    Mr Huynh has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University. He is a life long Carlton tragic but only a recent adoptee of jigsaw puzzles.

    His Honour Magistrate Tim Gattuso, Magistrates’ Court Victoria

    His Honour Magistrate Gattuso worked as a Criminal Law solicitor-advocate for 22 years.  Magistrate Gattuso was a partner/director of Slades & Parsons solicitors from 2000 to 2015 and was appointed as a Magistrate of Victoria in Dec 2015.

    Magistrate Gattuso was on the Law Institute of Victoria, Criminal Law Division Executive for 8 years, 2 as co-chair.

    Has been a member of the Victorian Custody Reference Group for past 13 years.  Is the Lead Magistrate in Family Violence for the Frankston region and has been recently appointed as the State Supervising Magistrate of Family Violence Crime. His Honour Is also an ARC List Magistrate at the Frankston Magistrates’ Court.

    Michael Dolan, Special Counsel Ethics, Law Institute of Victoria

    Michael Dolan is Special Counsel Ethics with the Law Institute of Victoria. Michael has had a long legal career spanning over 45 years, including 20 years as a senior executive in the electricity supply and mobile telephone industries in Australia & the UK 

    Donna Cooper, Head of Ethics, Wellbeing & Practitioner Support, Law Institute of Victoria

    Admitted to practice in 2004, Donna began her career as a property lawyer, and has worked in both private practice and in Government.  Donna has spent more than a decade advising lawyers on their ethical issues and is also a current member of the Alfred Hospital Ethics Committee and a practising Notary Public.  LL B, CertIV TAA.

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