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Video: LIV CPD 2020 – Children's Law – Year in Review

Video: LIV CPD 2020 – Children's Law – Year in Review

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CPD Units 1.5
  • Substantive Law
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Recorded: 2 December 2020 | Run Time: 1:25:05

This video features an opening address from the Honourable Magistrate Zemljak, followed by a case update from barristers Jeremy Karitzis and Tim Glass.

Further Details

  • Further Details

    The video covers the following:

    • AA v Secretary to the Department of Health and HumanServices & Ors [2020] VSC 400
    • The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services v Children’s Court of Victoria & Anor [2020] VSC 144
    • DHHS v TH & CH [2020] VChC 1
  • Presenters

    Chair: Erica Contini, Chair of the LIV’s Children’s & Youth Issues Committee

    Erica is a Senior Advocate in Victoria Legal Aid’s Youth Crime Team where she practices across both divisions of the Children’s Court. She is an LIV Accredited Specialist in Children’s Law and has her Master of Law in human rights law.

    She has been practising in the Children’s Court of Victoria for the past eight years and previously in the Magistrates’ Court. She is a sessional lecturer at Monash University Law School where she teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Children’s Law in Action, and Australian Legal Reasoning and Methods.

    Prior to joining Victoria Legal Aid she worked at the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law. She is a board member of Youth Law and the Chair of the LIV's Children and Youth Issues Committee.

    Presenter: The Honourable Magistrate Zemljak

    Francis Zemljak has been a Magistrate for over 12 years and sits almost exclusively in the family division of the Children’s Court of Victoria. He has been accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a Specialist in both Family Law and Children’s Law.

    Presenter: Tim Glass, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Tim has extensive experience as an advocate in criminal law. He appeared regularly in the Magistrates' Court and Children's Court at all stages of criminal proceedings and has a wide range of knowledge in evidence law, criminal procedure and sentencing practices. He has appeared in matters including intervention order hearings and summary contested hearings relating to sexual offences, drink driving, assaults and family violence.

    Presenter: Jeremy Karitzis, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Jeremy has a broad practice, largely in criminal law and has practical insight into, and extensive knowledge of, matters involving complex questions of evidence, criminal procedure and sentencing. He has a keen interest in youth crime and possesses a well-developed understanding of the preparation, conduct and management of interlocutory and contested proceedings.

  • Professional Development

    The Law Institute of Victoria's professional development program does more than just satisfy your compliance requirements for the CPD year, it provides you with quality and contemporary learning opportunities and practical solutions that you can apply to improve outcomes for your clients and support your practice for years to come.

    Learn more:

    Compliance requirements

    Upcoming CPD schedule

    Additional recorded webinars, events, training and online videos