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Major Indictable Reform

Monday, March 26, 2018 -
13:00 to 14:00

Presented by Caroline Mealor (Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions) and Robyn Richardson (Executive Director, Legal & Legislative Services, Attorney-General's Department)

On 5 March 2018, significant amendments to the Summary Procedure Act 1921 will come into effect (including the renaming of the Act as the Criminal Procedure Act). This seminar will provide legal practitioners with an overview of the important recent reforms to the committal process to accommodate these amendments as well as the associated changes to the guilty plea discount regime under the Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act 1988.  A must for criminal practitioners or those with an interest in criminal procedure and law reform.

Caroline Mealor was appointed the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (Solicitor) in late 2017. Prior to this, she was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Attorney-General’s Department for six and a half years, having previously worked as a Senior Prosecutor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Robyn Richardson is the Executive Director of Legal & Legislative Services within the Attorney-General’s Department. Before moving into her current role, Robyn was a Senior Prosecutor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, having spent the earlier part of her career in the Crown Solicitor’s Office.

The Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) is committed to supporting excellence in the South Australian legal profession. CPD Central is an AGD initiative.

This seminar is open to all South Australian legal practitioners. Attendance may count towards Mandatory Continuing Professional Development requirements.

Organiser (agency)
The Attorney-General's Department
Location
Room 1, Level 1, Flinders University Building, Victoria Square (entry on Flinders Street)
Fees
Free for AGD employees, $40.00 fee applies to other SA Government employees and Non-Government organisation employees
Booking

Bookings via Eventbrite and registration on the day are required, to enable attendance records to be kept for MCPD verification purposes

Contact details

If you have any queries about the session, please contact AGDCPDCentral [at] sa.gov.au