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