Advocacy

Appellate Advocacy

“Advocacy Tips – Appeals to the District Court.” – Judges Buscombe, hunt and Townsden – March 2021. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO.

“Appellate Advocacy” The Honourable Justice Margaret Beazley AO – March 2015 (link to Supreme Court site)

“Appellate Advocacy in the High Court of Australia” – The Honourable Chief Justice R A French AC – June 2012 (link to HCA site)

“Ten Rules of Appellate Advocacy” The Honourable Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG – May 1995 (link to Law Foundation site).

Coroner’s Court Advocacy

“Advocacy in the Coronial Jurisdiction” His Honour Magistrate Dillon, Deputy State Coroner – July 2009

Cross-Examination

“Don’t Go To Court Dressed Like A Car Accident – And Other Really Useful Tips on Cross-Examination” Mark Dennis SC – March 2020 CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO.

“Cross-examination.” Winston Terracini SC – March 2017

“The Dangerous Art of Cross-Examination” Ian Barker QC – August 2013

“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

“Stunning Constables – How to Cross-Examine Police.” Mark Dennis SC – June 2012

“Cross-Examination and the Evidence Act – More Than Just Asking Questions” Peter Bodor QC – October 2010

“The Use of Documents in Cross-Examination and Evidence in Chief in Criminal Trials” Her Honour Judge Yehia SC – October 2010 (Link to PD website)

“Cross Examination of Experts” The Honourable Justice Michael Pembroke – June 2010 (link to Supreme Court site)

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

“Cross-Examination” John Stratton SC – August 2007 (link to PD website)

“Cross-Examination” Chester Porter QC – March 2007 (link to PD website)

“Impermissible Questions Asked by Police in Records of Interview and Prosecutors in Cross-Examination” Paul Townsend and Lester Fernandez – July 2006

Evidence in Chief

“The Use of Documents in Cross-Examination and Evidence in Chief in Criminal Trials” Her Honour Judge Yehia SC – October 2010 (Link to PD website)

“The Ten Commandments of Evidence in Chief” His Honour Judge Berman SC- September 2002 (link to PD website)

General Advocacy

“Questioning Vulnerable Witnesses” – His Honour Judge Craig Smith SC – March 2020 CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO

“Asking Aboriginal People Questions” her Honour Judge Sophia Beckett and Felicity Graham – October 2015

“Preparing & Presenting Your Expert” Hugh Selby – July 2015

“Advocacy Roles in Criminal Hearings.” Craig Smith SC – October 2014.

Jury Advocacy

“What Do Juries Really Want?” Philip Strickland SC – February 2016 (link to PD site)

“Defence Closing Address: The Second Last Word” Graham Turnbull SC – October 2010

“Addressing a Jury” His Honour Judge McClintock SC – 2009 (link to PD website)

Local Court Advocacy

“Practical Advocacy in the Local Court”  His Honour Judge Henson – August 2017 (link to Legal Aid NSW site).

“Sentencing Advocacy In The Local Court” Her Honour Judge Sophia Beckett – July 2015

“Presenting PCA and Other Traffic Pleas in the Local Court; Tips For Those Learning and Reminders For Those Doing It Regularly.” (Powerpoint presentation) Brett Thomas – March 2014.

Sentencing for Serious Traffic Offences in the Local Court Brett Thomas – March 2011

“Drink Driving and Other Traffic Offences: Successful Plea Making in the Local Court” Nic Angelov – December 2007.

Local Court Defended Hearings

Preparing for Hearing or Trial” Peter McGrath SC, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) – August 2019

“Defending Child Sexual Assault in the Local Court” Mark Dennis SC – March 2017

“Defending Allegations of Domestic Violence in the Local Court of NSW” Paul Cranney – December 2013

“Preparing For a Hearing in the Local Court” Mark Dennis SC – April 2009

“Defended Hearings” Lester Fernandez – February 2005

See also the Children’s Court page for this topic.

Sentencing Advocacy

“Tips for Your District Court Sentence Practice – What to Do and What to Avoid” Derek Buchanan – March 2021 CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO.

“Sentencing Advocacy” Craig Smith SC – March 2014 (Powerpoint presentation)

“Presenting PCA and Other Traffic Pleas in the Local Court; Tips For Those Learning and Reminders For Those Doing It Regularly.” (Powerpoihnt presentation) Brett Thomas – March 2014.

“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 The Honourable Justice Chrissa Loukas-Karlsson – September 2009 (link to PD website)

“Sentencing Advocacy in the Local Court” her Honour Judge Sophia Beckett – February 2008

“Drink Driving and Other Traffic Offences: Successful Plea Making in the Local Court” Nic Angelov – December 2007.

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

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