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Katherine | Advanced CPD: Evidence Illuminated - An incandescent journey for the criminal lawyer
Tuesday 21 March 2017, 04:00pm - 06:00pm

Don’t miss this interactive session on the UEA.

Venue: Katherine Local Court, Court 1, corner of First & Giles Street, Katherine
Price: $198 incl. GST
Level: Advanced

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Overview

An interactive session on the UEA enlivened by real life hypotheticals illustrating exceptions to the hearsay rule, how to deal with unfavourable witnesses, how the prior inconsistent statement may be used in proof of guilt, tendency and coincidence evidence and other examples which will have the participants on the edge of their chairs. Also included will be some evidentiary analysis of CCTV footage and how to use it as a tool for cross examination.

 

Presenter: Christopher Maxwell QC, Crown Prosecutors' Chambers

Chris Maxwell was admitted to the Bar in NSW in 1975 and practised as Defense Counsel until 1987, when he was appointed a Crown Prosecutor. In 1989 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel and from that time has appeared in many significant murder trials in NSW.

In 2002 he was appointed as an International Prosecutor working for the United Nations in Kosovo in the former Yugoslavia. He worked appearing in the domestic courts of Kosovo prosecuting the more serious crimes, including some war crimes cases. In 2003 he was appointed the Chief International Prosecutor and held that position for 2 years until he returned to his work as Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor in NSW in mid-2005. During this time he travelled extensively in his work for the UN to a number of Eastern European countries.

He taught as a senior fellow with the Australian Institute of Advocacy for 10 years and regularly lectures practitioners on the law of evidence by way of hypotheticals on evidence. He also lectured prosecutors in Edinburgh, Malaysia and Indonesia. Since 2006 he has worked for International Development Law Organisation in Kabul, teaching the local prosecutors. He presented seminars on human rights in the prosecution process to the Supreme People’s Prosecution Service in Vietnam as part of the Vietnam-Australia Human rights Technical Cooperation Program for the Australian Human Rights Commission. He is predominantly a trial counsel and places great value on a sound knowledge of evidence as an invaluable tool in the armoury of the criminal advocate.

 

Earn 2 CPD Points in Substantive Law (SL)

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