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Tribunals: Sporting or not? Presiding on / appearing at AFL and other sports tribunals
Friday 18 August 2017, 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Attend this CPD and learn about the ins and outs of presiding on or appearing as a player advocate at an AFL / Sports tribunal for the love of sports and in the interest of a fair hearing. 

Venue: CAALAS Conference Room, 55 Bath Street, Alice Springs
Cost: $99 incl GST
Level: Suitable for all levels of legal practice

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Overview

It is at the AFL Tribunal where a growing number of lawyers, whether as tribunal member or player advocate / footy tragic working free for their favourite club, have fused their love of law and sport. Many clubs due to the myriad legal issues they face now have in-house counsel or lawyers on retainer. In the past they were generally called on when the need arose. Legal practitioners are now considered value adding to the day-to-day running of clubs. Allowing lawyers to represent players in the tribunal has also made for a fairer system. This CPD in the main focuses on being a tribunal member and bringing your skills to bear on what is often emotion charged cases run under a web of rules and guidelines. This CPD aims to give you a common sense handle on running a tribunal hearing that produces the best possible outcome for all concerned. The rules will be untangled and a template for a tribunal hearing revealed. The skills developed will be applicable to other sports.

 

Presenters

Glen Dooley, Principal Legal Officer, CAALAS

Glen Dooley. Glen was admitted to practice in the NT in 1989. Pertinent to this CPD he played footy for Federals (Alice Springs), Barunga, Palmerston Falcons (NTFA) and North Darwin / Palmerston Magpies from 1989 to 1995, 100 odd games in total mainly in B grade and was an enthusiastic plodder. From 2002 to 2010, Glen was a Chairman of the NTFL Tribunal in Darwin where he showed reasonable form.

 

Sall Forrest, Central Land Council

Sall Forrest is a lawyer at Central Land Council in Alice Springs.

 

Earn 1 CPD Point in Professional Skills in Legal Practice (CC)

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