Children’s Court

Admissions by Children

“Section 13 of the Chilidren (Criminal Proceedings) Act 1987 (NSW) – A Practical Approach” Angela Cook – January 2013

“The Role of The Responsible Adult in Chidren’s Interviews With Police” Lester Fernandez – April 2004

Advocacy in the Children’s Court

“Competence of Children to Give Evidence in Criminal Proceedings & Cross-Examination of Child Witnesses” Nerissa Keay – August 2013

“Cross-Examination of Police in the Children’s Court” Troy Edwards – June 2012

“Cross-Examination of Children” Her Honour Judge Yehia SC – February 2010 (link to PD website)

Appeals

“Appeals from the Children’s Court to the Distrtict Court” Jennifer Wheeler and Craig Smith SC – August 2015

“District Court Appeals From the Children’s Court” His Honour Judge Nicholson SC – September 2011

Committals and Children

“Children’s Committals” Te’res Sia and Aaron Tang – June 2013

“Committal of Indictable and Serious Children’s Indictable Offences in the Children’s Court” Angela Cook – June 2007

“Applications under s.31(3) of the Children (Criminal Proceedings) Act and Children’s Committals” Angela Cook – July 2004

Defended Hearings

“Defended Hearings – A Children’s Court Persepctive” Rob Munro – September 2011

See also the Local Court Page for this topic

Doli Incapax

“Proving the Criminal Responsibility of Children: RP v The Queen  Hament Dhanji SC,  Julia Roy and Sally McLaughlin – August 2017.

“Doli Incapax – The Criminal Responsibility of Children” Matthew Johnston – April 2009

Evidence In The Children’s Court

“Exclusion of Evidence – Thinking Strategically”. His Honour Judge Haesler SC – August 2015

“Competence of Children to Give Evidence in Criminal Proceedings & Cross-Examination of Child Witnesses” Nerissa Keay – August 2013

“Evidence As It Relates to Children and Young People” Angela Cook – November 2011.

Forensic Procedure Applications

“Defending Forensic Procedure Applications In The Local And Children’s Court” Angela Cook – March 2014

Hotline – Legal Aid Youth Hotline

“Demystifying the Legal Aid Youth Hotline” Ron Frankham – June 2012

Jurisdiction in the Children’s Court

“The Criminal Jurisidiction of the Children’s Court” Angela Cook – January 2013

Police Powers

“Kids and Cops: Some Common Issues” Jane Sanders – August 2013

For more papers on police powers click here for our Police Powers page.

Practice Notes

Practice Note No.8 – Apprehended Domestic and Personal Violence Proceedings in the Children’s Court. (Link to Children’s Court site).

Procedure in the Children’s Court

“Children’s Criminal Records and Convictions” Aaron Tang and Louise Brown – September 2011

“Incidental Matters and Ancillary Orders in the Children’s Court” Angela Cook – May 2008

Recent Children’s Court Law

“Recent Cases Relating To Juvenile Justice” His Honour Judge Marien SC – June 2012

“Recent Cases Relating to Juvenile Justice” His Honour Judge Marien SC, President of the Children’s Court – September 2011.

“Updates on Children’s Criminal Law Issues” Angela Cook – September 2011

Sentencing of Children

“Children’s Convictions and Criminal Records.”  Jane Sanders and Aaron Tang – February 2017.

“Defended Breach of Bond Proceedings” Derek Buchanan – August 2015

“What Do We Want? When Do We Want It? Some Issues About Sentencing in the Children’s Court.” – His Honour Magistrate Mulroney and Keisha Hopgood – October 2014

“Sentencing of Juveniles” Ian Nash – March 2013 (link to PD site)

“The Imposition And Revocation Of Suspended Sentences In The Children’s Court of New South Wales” Slade Howell – June 2012