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 Recorded Webinar: NSW Criminal Law – 3 CPD Compulsory Topic Programs

3 one-hour recorded webinars covering each of the compulsory CPD subjects for NSW Criminal lawyers for the CPD year ending 31 March 2021. 

Session 1:  Professional Skills:  The Art of Advocacy in the Local Court

Not all advocates are created equal. This practical session looks at advocacy essentials when representing clients in criminal matters in the Local Court and how you can ensure you put your best foot forward. It covers:

  • What makes a good advocate?
  • The importance of preparation and culling
  • Preparing your evidence for maximum impact
  • Tips and tricks when conducting evidence in chief, cross-examination and re-examination
  • Closing the case and the importance of confidence
  • Putting the prosecution to the test – challenging evidence and process

Session 2:  Practice Management & Business Skills:  Cybersecurity: Protecting your Connections

Securing IT systems and data is a huge challenge for law firms amongst others, and recent ransomware attacks have highlighted the strategic importance of having robust security mechanisms in place. In this session we will examine types of attacks and what steps can be taken to minimise the risks, including:

  • Unpacking the scams – what are they?
  • ransomware
  • fraudulent emails concerning fund redirection: Deligiannidou v Sundarjee [2020] NSWSC 437
  • phishing emails leading to the release of sensitive and confidential information
  • hacking and manipulation of databases
  • release of viruses and malware
  • The legal, reputational, social and financial consequences of cyber attacks
  • Essential steps for securing your network, including managing external access
  • The potential impact of BYO devices on your network and how to manage them
  • Cybersecurity and IT policies and controls as risk minimisation tools – what you need to have in place

Session 3:  Legal Ethics:  Domestic Violence, Ethical Duties and Criminal Law: Raising the Bar

This session looks at the ethical challenges in advising on domestic violence charges including:

  • Contact with the complainant
  • Duties to the client
  • Duties to the court
  • Conflict of interest
  • Taking retraction statements
  • Advising complainants
Recorded Webinars,Legal CPD Compulsory Subject/s,Recorded Webinar:  NSW Criminal Law – 3 CPD Compulsory Topic Programs

Mario Licha, Barrister, Sydney

Mario’s successful sixteen-year law career follows a previous career in nursing. Where he practiced mainly in psychiatric care. In both professions he has built a reputation for professional expertise and commitment to the highest standard of professional conduct. Mario’s commitment to justice for all has lead him to establish a number of voluntary legal advisory services, and to take on a significant number of pro bono cases. Deeply committed to legal proficiency and understanding of the law, he participates in Law Society events and attends several Barrister conferences each year. Mario’s ability to analyse legislation and understand the law is exemplified in his presentations, published articles, and successful representation of clients.

Recorded Webinars,Legal CPD Compulsory Subject/s,Recorded Webinar:  NSW Criminal Law – 3 CPD Compulsory Topic Programs

Michal Mantaj, Director, Conditsis Lawyers, Sydney

Michal has over 18 years experience as a criminal law practitioner. In that time, Michal has advised and represented thousands of clients charged with criminal offences spaning the whole spectrum of the criminal law, from minor traffic matters to offences attracting a maximum penalty of life imprisonment such as murder and large scale drug trafficking.  He has appeared as solicitor advocate in the Local, District, Supreme Courts and the Court of Appeal and Court of Criminal Appeal.

Additionally, Michal is a Law Society accredited specialist in criminal law; a member and deputy chair of the Law Society Criminal Law Committee; a former lecturer at a Traffic Offender Intervention Program and frequently presents papers at MCLE seminars.

Michal is a director at Conditsis Lawyers, where Michal and other advocates, accept instructions from other solicitors to appear in all matters including trials, in much the same way as solicitors would instruct counsel.

Recorded Webinars,Legal CPD Compulsory Subject/s,Recorded Webinar:  NSW Criminal Law – 3 CPD Compulsory Topic Programs

Alexandra Wedutenko, Partner, Clayton Utz, Canberra

A leading Government and ICT lawyer as voted by Best Lawyers Australia, Alexandra Wedutenko has an enviable reputation for her success in strategic procurement and governance.

Specialising in complex services agreements in a regulated environment, ICT, select sourcing and business process sourcing, Alexandra has acted for a range of private sector and government clients. She acts for and understands the requirements of clients in industries where security and availability of supply are critical. 

Through her previous roles as a General Counsel and senior executive in government, Alexandra has a deep understanding of the legal issues faced by government agencies and their concerns about compliance and risk identification and management.


This webinar is suitable for NSW Criminal Lawyers and it has been designed to deliver the 3 compulsory subject CPD units for the CPD year ending 31st March 2021.


NSW Criminal Lawyers can claim 3 CPD units – compulsory subjects.  1 unit each for Ethics, Practice Management and Professional Skills.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: lisa@tved.net.au

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Product Code: ZB1FEB21
 Price:  $275.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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