Public Defenders

Training and Development

Members of the Bugmy Bar Book Project Committee regularly present training and CPD sessions about the project, including the use of Bugmy Bar Book materials in court advocacy and preparation.

Upcoming Presentations and Training

  • NSW Bar Association 2023 Newcastle Regional Conference, 25 February 2023
  • Public Defenders Annual Criminal Law Conference, 11 March 2023
  • NSW Bar Association 2023 Orange Regional Conference, 18 March 2023
  • NSW Bar Association 2023 North Coast Regional Conference, 25 March 2023

Past Presentations and Training

  • Aboriginal Legal Service Western Zone Conference, 26 November 2022, Rydal NSW
  • AIJA Indigenous Youth Justice Conference, 30 October 2022, Sydney NSW
  • Bugmy and Beyond: The Use of the Bugmy Bar Book in Civil Practice - Legal Aid NSW Civil Law Conference, 19 September 2022, Sydney
  • 'Bugmy and the Bugmy Bar Book', presentation to prosecutors (national) - Belinda Baker SC, online, 14 September 2022
  • 'The Relevance of the Bugmy Bar Book to Coronial Inquests', presentation to Crown Solicitors Office (NSW) Inquiries teams - Josh Brock, Lauren Stefanou and Crystal Triggs, online, 13 September 2022
  • Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory (CLANT) Conference, 29 June 2022, Darwin Convention Centre - Panel discussion featuring Justice Dina Yehia SC, Professor Thalia Anthony, Sophie Anderson and Josh Brock
  • NAAJA Criminal Lawyers, online CPD, 2021, Judge Sophia Beckett and Rebecca McMahon
  • Public Defenders Criminal Law Conference 2019, Sophia Beckett (conference paper)
  • Legal Aid Criminal Law Conference 2019 & Aboriginal Legal Service conference 2019, Rebecca McMahon (conference paper)
  • National Indigenous Law Conference Overview 2019 (Darwin), Bryce Wilson and Desiree Leha
  • Mid-North Coast Law Society Annual CPD, Rebecca McMahon – 6 December 2019