When: Tuesday 12 October 2021, 6pm
Where: Online via Zoom
The NSW Society of Labor Lawyers invites you to an in-depth briefing on the state of child criminal responsibility law in Australia and prospects for reform, with barristers the Hon Adam Searle MLC and Rose Khalilizadeh. This briefing will provide an update on:
- the state of the current law on child criminal responsibility and the doctrine of doli incapax;
- how the current state of the law translates to sentencing outcomes;
- the findings and recommendations of the Select Committee on the high level of First Nations people in custody and oversight and review of deaths in custody; and
- proposals for reform and prospects of change in the current political environment.
Hon Adam Searle MLC is a Barrister at State Chambers and a Member of the Legislative Council in New South Wales. Mr Searle was Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council from April 2015 to June 2021 and, amongst other roles, chaired the Select Committee on the high level of First Nations people in custody and oversight and review of deaths in custody which was established in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement across the world to investigate the high levels of indigenous deaths in custody.
Rose Khalilizadeh has been a Barrister at Forbes Chambers since 2017. Prior to coming to the Bar, Ms Khalilizadeh worked as a solicitor at Legal Aid NSW, the Children’s Legal Service, the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT and in private criminal practice. She has a particular focus on children's criminal law, jury trials and criminal appeals.
Due to current COVID-19 stay at home restrictions, this event will be hosted online via Zoom. A link to the webinar will be provided upon registration.
If this educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long-term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you can claim one point per hour of formal presentation (1 Substantive Law CPD Point).