Aboriginal People

“Sentencing Aboriginal Offenders – ‘Striving For Equality Before the Law’ “His Honour Judge Stephen Norrish QC – August 2017

“Indigenous Offenders Sentencing Checklist” Her Honour Judge Dina Yehia SC – June 2016

“Current Issues in Sentencing – Sentencing Indigenous Australians – Judicial Challenges and Possible ‘Solutions’ “. His Honour Judge Stephen Norrish QC – February 2016

“The Impact of Bugmy and Munda on Sentencing Aboriginal and Other Offenders” The Honourable Justice Stephen Rothmam AM – February 2014 (link to Supreme Court site).

“Sentencing Indigenous Offenders. Not Enough ‘Judicial Notice’?” – His Honour Judge Stephen Norrish QC – October 2013 (link to Judicial Conference of Australia site)

“Justice for Aboriginal People in the Justice System.” His Honour Judge Stephen Norrish QC – December 2010

“The Fernando Principles: The Sentencing of Indigenous Offenders in NSW” Janet Manuel SC  – December 2009 (link to PD website)

Assistance to Authorities

” ‘ Going the Dog’: Sentencing And Assistance To Law Enforcement Authorities.” Riyad El-Choufani, Sophie Williams and Daniel Pace – August 2017 (link to Legal Aid NSW site).

Bench Book

“Sentencing Bench Book” – NSW Judicial Commission (link to NSW Judicial Commission website)

Child Sex Offender Register

“The NSW Child Sex Offender Register” Nerissa Keay – September 2012.

Powerpoint presentation accompanying “The NSW Child Sex Offender Register” Nerissa Keay – September 2012.


“Youth As A Mitigating Factor: To What Extent Does The Principle Survive?” Her Honour Judge DIna Yehia SC – June 2007 (link to PD website).

“The Role of Rehabilitation in Sentencing Children for Serious Offences” Lester Fernandez – April 2004

Commonwealth Crime

“Basics of Commonwealth Sentencing Law.” Sarah McNaughton SC, Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions – March 2017.

Criminal Records

“Reading a Criminal Record” Soibhan Mullany and Rosemarie Lambert – October 2012.

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


“Visa Cancellations For Clients with Criminal Histories” presentation by Ben Mostyn; notes by Siobhan Mullany – March 2012.

District and Supreme Courts

“Sentencing in Serious Criminal Matters” Eric Wilson SC – February 2010 (link to PD website)

“Tactical Plea Making in The Superior Courts” His Honour Judge Craigie SC and Chrissa Loukas SC – September 2009 (link to PD website)

“Sentencing in the District Court: Practical Considerations” John Stratton SC – September 2007 (link to PD website)

“Sentencing Advocacy” His Honour Judge Norrish QC – May 2005 (link to PD website)

Diversionary Schemes

“Diversionary and Other Schemes in the Local Court” His Honour Judge Henson, Chief Magistrate of NSW – March 2015

Driving Disqualification

“Road Trip – An Abbreviated Guide To The Road Transport Legislation” Darren Robinson – July 2013

“Recent Developments in Sentencing For Traffic Offences Including Post O’Sullivan Higginson and Meakin” Brett Thomas – January 2013

Drugs – Compulsory Drug Treatment Orders

“Quick Guide to Compulsory Drug Treatment Correctional Centre” Legal Aid Drug Court solicitors – June 2010


“Fines and Their Enforcement” Jane Sanders – December 2013

General Principles

“Sentencing Checklist for Practitioners” Her Honour Judge Yehia SC – March 2017

“Sentences and Sentencing” – The Honourable Justice Blanch AO QC – February 2015 (from PD site)

“Sentencing In The 21st Century” The Honourable Justice Peter McClellan AM – April 2012 (link to Supreme Court site)

“Sentencing – Good, Bad and Indifferent” His Honour Judge Nicholson SC – September 2011

“Principled Sentencing Practice” Paul Townsend – June 2011

“Local Court Sentencing – A Practical Overview” Vaughan Roles – March 2011.

Good Behaviour Bonds

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

Guilty Pleas

“Early Guilty Pleas: A New Ball Game” Mark Ierace SC – April 2018 (link to PD site).

“Early Appropriate Guilty Pleas” (Powerpoint Presentation) Robert Hoyles – March 2018

“Discounts For Guilty Pleas” The Honourable Justice Bromwich – February 2016 (link to PD site)

“Convenience Pleas” Benjamin Bickford – June 2011

Local Court

“Current Issues in Sentencing in The Local Court” Brett Thomas – August 2011.

“Local Court Sentencing – A Practical Overview” Vaughan Roles – March 2011.

Mental Health

“Mental Health and Sentencing” Cara Feiner – March 2013

No Conviction

“Section 10; Its Use, Misuse, Non-Use and Over Use” Brett Thomas – November 2011


“The Other Trifecta – Prisons, Parole and Programs.” – Keppie Waters – August 2017 (link to Legal Aid NSW site).

“Parole – Frequently Asked Questions” Bharan Narula – March 2015

“Parole, ‘Normal Community Life’ and Other Mysteries” Will Hutchins and Keppie Waters – March 2013

“Update on Parole and the State Parole Authority” Will Hutchins – July 2012

Plea Bargaining

“Negotiating With the DPP(NSW)” Chris Maxwell QC, Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor – March 2015

“Writing Reps – Ten “Pro Tips” For Young Players” Rosie Lambert – September 2012

“Negotiating With Police and Prosecutors” Stephen Lawrence – June 2011

Standard Non-Parole Periods

“Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Standard Non-Parole Periods) Act 2013 (NSW)” Hugh Donnelly – December 2013

“Sentencing Since Muldrock” Richard Wilson – March 2013 (link to PD site).

“Developments in Double Jeopardy and The Application of Standard Non-Parole Periods.” Tony Bellanto QC – November 2011.

Suspended Sentences

“Section 12 Bonds – Breach Proceedings and Consequences of Revocation” Riyad El-Choufani – May 2017.

“Section 12 Bonds: Breach Offences and (non) Revocation under Section 98 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW)” Arjun Chhabra – November 2013

“NSW Suspended Sentences” Ben Cochrane – June 2010

Visa Cancellation

“Visa Cancellations For Clients with Criminal Histories” presentation by Ben Mostyn; notes by Siobhan Mullany – March 2012.