For the diary: Public Defenders Criminal Law Conference, March 2018



The Public Defenders Annual Criminal Law Conference for 2018 will be held on the weekend of 17 and 18 March 2018, at Taronga Centre Harbourview Ballroom and Terrace at Taronga Zoo. Speakers will include Julian McMahon AC SC, The Honourable Justice Stephen Rothman AM, Judge Dina Yehia SC, Judge Tim Gartelmann SC, Belinda Rigg SC, Peter McGrath SC, Craig Smith SC among others. The conference is open to all criminal law practitioners and provides ten CPD points across four strands: Ethics & Professional Responsibility | Substantive Law, Practice & Procedure, & Evidence | Management & Business Skills | Barristers’ Skills

Topics will include: Criminal Law and Human Rights; Reforms to the Criminal Justice System; The Impact of Bugmy and Bunda on Sentencing Aboriginal and Other Offenders; the Koori Court proposal; Advocacy skills when dealing with vulnerable witnesses; tendency evidence and developments in joint criminal enterprise.

The registration fee of $470 includes lunch. An early-bird fee of $420 is available until Friday, 16 February 2018. Online registration is available here.

All enquiries to: or Kieran Darcy ph: (02) 9268 3111

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