|Speaker||Gregory Buchhorn, Stephanie Joosten, Marita Altman and Chris Hooper|
|Date||8 Mar 2019|
Criminal law Online Bundle
Session 1; Case Update and Legislative Developments and Discussion. Session 2: Recent Court Initiatives - Are They Working? Session 3: Setting Boundaries - Maintaining a Healthy Distance From The Client. Session 4: Mitigating the Outcome - Benefits of Drug and Other Treatment
Case Update and Legislative Developments and Discussion
This session will provide an update on significant recent cases up to March 2019 and an overview of recent legislative developments.
Presented by: Gregory Buchhorn, Barrister, Victorian Bar
Recent Court Initiatives - Are They Working?
This session will overview the pros and cons of recent Court initiatives including:
- Victorian Intermediaries Pilot Program-Assisting Vulnerable Witnesses; and
- E-Briefing - Digital Briefs of Evidence
Presented by: Stephanie Joosten, Barrister, Victorian Bar
Setting Boundaries - Maintaining a Healthy Distance From The Client
What can happen when a lawyer overidentifies with their client? What are the risks when the lawyer stops being able to maintain a professional distance?
This session will discuss the temptations and the cost of overstepping the boundaries with a client. It will also outline how best to deal with a colleague that you suspect is ‘getting too involved’ with their client.
Presented by: Marita Altman, Partner, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, Lethbridges Barristers and Solicitors
Mitigating the Outcome - Benefits of Drug and Other Treatment
Recent cases indicate the current view of the courts in how voluntary pre-hearing treatment undertaken by the accused, may correlate with a more favourable outcome.
What are the most effective voluntary steps that should be undertaken in cases ranging from drug offences through to serious assault and burglary.
An added incentive may be the possibility that voluntary actions not taken into account by the initial decision maker may form the basis of an appeal in some cases.
Presented by: Chris Hooper, Solicitor, Richard Revill Lawyers
What is included:
Videos of the presentation in mp4 format.
Paper material in pdf format.
Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 0.5
Substantive Law: 2.5