Representing Aboriginal Clients in Criminal Law

This program is designed with criminal lawyers in mind, providing strategies and insights to protect your clients during investigations and questioning, particularly addressing challenges faced by Aboriginal individuals who are accused, detained, arrested, and during bail applications and sentencing. You will examine Bugmy v The Queen [2013] HCA 37 and the Bugmy Bar Book, delving into sentencing principles and exploring current trends to keep your eye on. With a focus on the rights of Aboriginal clients and guidance from legal experts such as Linda M. Ryle, Self Rumbewas, Kerala Drew, and Danae Younger, this program equips you with the necessary tools to effectively defend your clients' rights within the criminal justice system.

Tuesday, 10 September 2024
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $294.00
Description

Attend and earn 3 CPD units in Substantive Law
This program is based on QLD legislation

Chair

Rachael Taylor, Barrister, 8 Petrie Terrace Chambers 

2.00pm to 2.15pm OPENING PRESENTATION BY THE CHAIR: Cultural Awareness & Respect for Traditions and Practices: Culturally Appropriate Skills
2.15pm to 3.05pm Aboriginal Clients Detained or Arrested

 

  • Safeguards during investigation and questioning
  • Awareness of regulations, including rights to legal representation and support persons during detention or arrest
  • Familiarity with the custody notification service
  • Knowledge of provisions in the crime 

Presented by Nick Hanly, SolicitorAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service

3.05pm to 4.10pm Bail Applications for Aboriginal Clients

 

  • Ensuring bail conditions are appropriate and understood by the client, avoiding undue hardship
  • Inquiring about family or support networks that can assist with bail conditions
  • Highlighting special vulnerabilities or needs of aboriginal accused persons during bail applications
  • Encouraging continuity of client representation to build trust and avoid distress from repeated storytelling

Presented by Kerala Drew, Barrister-At-Law, Holmes Chambers

4.10pm to 4.25pm Break
4.25pm to 5.15pm Sentencing Aboriginal Clients

 

  • Bugmy v The Queen [2013] HCA 37
  • The Bugmy Bar Book
  • Sentencing principles
  • Sentencing trends and approaches

Presented by Danae Younger, Barrister-At-Law, Nationally Accredited Mediator, Sessional Member QCAT

Presenters


Kerala Drew, Barrister-At-Law, Holmes Chambers


Nick Hanly, Solicitor, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service


Danae Younger, Barrister-At-Law, Nationally Accredited Mediator, Sessional Member QCAT
Danae Younger is a Barrister and Mediator at the private bar in Queensland. She was admitted as a legal practitioner in 2005 and worked in private practice and in government (at the Crime and Corruption/Misconduct Commission and the Office of the Adult Guardian). Danae practices in a range of areas, including criminal and disciplinary/regulatory law, family law and domestic violence, and is an experienced advocate both in prosecution and defence matters. She is a co-author of annotations to Carters’ Criminal Law of Queensland for Lexisnexis, has been on the Criminal Law Committee for the Australian Bar Association since 2018.


Rachael Taylor, Barrister, 8 Petrie Terrace Chambers
This program is designed with criminal lawyers in mind, providing strategies and insights to protect your clients during investigations and questioning, particularly addressing challenges faced by Aboriginal individuals who are accused, detained, arrested, and during bail applications and sentencing. You will examine Bugmy v The Queen [2013] HCA 37 and the Bugmy Bar Book, delving into sentencing principles and exploring current trends to keep your eye on. With a focus on the rights of Aboriginal clients and guidance from legal experts, this program equips you with the necessary tools to effectively defend your clients' rights within the criminal justice system.

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Representing Aboriginal Clients in Criminal Law

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Tuesday, 10 September 2024
2.00pm to 5.15pm Australia/Brisbane
CPD Points 3
$420.00
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Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $294.00
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