Registrations Now Open for The Public Defenders Criminal Law Conference 2023
The Public Defenders annual conference will take place on 11 & 12 March 2023 at Aerial Function Centre, UTS Ultimo.
The Public Defenders 2021/22 Annual Report
The Public Defenders Defenders
2021/22 Annual Report has been tabled and is available on the Parliament
website. A copy of the report can be found here
BAIL FOLLOWING CONVICTION AND BEFORE SENTENCING - THE NEW SECTION 22B OF THE BAIL ACT 2013
The new amendments commenced on 27 June 2022 and apply now. If you practice criminal law, you need to know about them as this is a major change to bail laws. A guide to them is here
The postal details for the Public Defenders have changed.
Effective immediately the Public Defenders no longer has a DX service.
All Sydney CBD postal correspondence should be addressed to:
The Public Defenders Level 23, 1 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
For regional Public Defenders' Chambers see details here
Legal Aid commissioned expert report on the risk COVID-19 poses to pregnant women, in particular incarcerated women. Written by Professor Caroline Homer, Co-Program Director, Maternal and
Child Health at the Burnet Institute and an Emeritus Professor of Midwifery at
the University of Technology Sydney.
Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020
This Act commences 27 March 2021. For a guide to significant changes and procedural flow charts for Unfitness to be Tried and Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Defences see below under Popular Resources