2023-24 Criminal Law CPD Series

Gain access to on-demand recordings and earn your CPD compulsory units for the year.
Learn from experts at your own pace through this monthly webinar series.

The 2023-24 Criminal Law CPD series, presented by the Sydney Institute of Criminology is an innovative educational program made up of eight recorded webinars.

Our series covers a wide range of criminal law topics, including criminal procedure, evidence law, and criminal advocacy. Led by experienced legal professionals, our webinars are designed to help you stay up to date with the latest developments in criminal law and earn your mandatory CPD points.

A new webinar will be released each month from April to November and will include a quiz to test your comprehension of the material being discussed.  

Register now for the full series or individual webinars and enjoy the flexibility of watching at your own pace from any location at any time. 

Program schedule

Title Presenter CPD area Recording release date
Non-consensual sexual offence law reform in Western Australia Dr Andrew Dyer Substantive Law Thursday, 27 April 2023
Vulnerable witness advocacy Philip Hogan  Professional skills.
Ethics & professional responsibility.
Thursday, 25 May 2023
Digital vulnerability: Vulnerable individuals and remote access technologies in justice Dr Carolyn McKay  Ethics and professional responsibility. Professional skills. Practice Management.  Thursday, 29 June 2023
Assessing witness credibility: Is it possible to tell whether someone is lying or telling the truth? Associate Professor Helen Paterson  Substantive law. Professional skills. Thursday, 27 July, 2023
Probative value and admissibility in the criminal trial: Focus and holism Professor David Hamer  Substantive law Rescheduled release date: Thursday, 28 September 2023
Advocacy in the Children’s Court: Considerations for criminal matters involving children and young persons Judge Ellen Skinner, Shannon Richards and James Clifford  Ethics & professional responsibility. 
Professional skills.
Thursday, 28 September 2023 
Gratuitous concurrence and the role of the prosecutor: Presenting a fair and firm Crown case in the face of sociolinguistic challenges Shannon Matchett  Professional skills. Ethics & professional responsibility. Thursday, 26 October 2023
Self-represented accused and appellants in the criminal justice system, and a prosecutor’s duty Felicity Evans  Ethics & professional responsibility. Professional skills. Thursday, 23 November 2023


  • Full series (8 webinars) = $300
  • Individual webinar(s) = $50

Webinars from the 2022-23 series are also currently available to purchase for on-demand viewing. 

*University of Sydney Alumni are eligible to receive a 10% discount.

Find out more and register

Information for lawyers and barristers

If this educational activity is relevant to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim 1.5 MCLE/CPD points per seminar attended or 12 units for the full series. Practitioners are advised to check with the CPD governing body in their jurisdiction for the most accurate and up-to-date information. Find out about interstate accreditation