Tonight: Local Court criminal practice: Tips from the Bench


Webinar - Thursday, 7 July 2022

The New Barristers Committee are pleased to present the second instalment in the three-part series on Local Court practice tonight 7 July 2022 at 5.15 pm. Magistrate James Gibson, Magistrate Peter Thompson and Magistrate Joy Boulos will discuss the following topics with a view to providing the junior Bar with invaluable insights from the Bench:

  • Defended hearings
  • Pitching the sentence
  • Seeking a non-conviction
  • General tips for keeping the bench happy
  • Do’s and don’ts on PCA pleas (particularly in more serious examples e.g., second and third offences, high range, proper application of the guideline judgment)
  • Bail applications in the Local Court
  • Use of authorities and written submissions

Barristers over seven years are most welcome to attend.

Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance. Questions can be submitted at the time of registration or via email to

To register for session one, please click here.

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