Tonight: Recognising and Presenting Evidence of Strengths in Legal Proceedings


Hybrid at the Law Society of NSW – Wednesday, 13 September 2023

The NSW Bar Association’s First Nations Committee has partnered with the Bugmy Bar Book project to host a panel discussion on the topic of ‘Recognising and Presenting Evidence of Strengths in Legal Proceedings’, which will take place on Wednesday, 13 September 2023 at 5.00pm at both the Law Society of NSW and online. Light refreshments will be served from 4.30pm.

Andrew Smith (Fourth Floor Selborne Chambers) will open the event and Rebecca McMahon (Forbes Chambers) will facilitate a discussion with the following esteemed panelists:

  • Justice Dina Yehia, NSW Supreme Court
  • Vanessa Edwige, Psychologist, Chair of the Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association
  • Dr Paul Gray, Psychologist, Co-chair of the Family Matters National Leadership Group, Associate Professor at Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, UTS
  • Phillip Boulten SC, Forbes Chambers

The discussion will centre on the report co-authored by Vanessa Edwige and Dr Paul Gray: 'Significance of Culture to Wellbeing, Healing and Rehabilitation' and address the importance of presenting a 'strengths' case for clients reflecting on the insights from practice and the Bench, including the NSW Supreme Court, NSW District Court Walama List and NT Supreme Court.

To register, please click here.

Please note that the venue capacity for in-person attendance is limited. The CPD will be run by registration only on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

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