CPD fundraising event for Prisoners’ Legal Service

The idea for this event arose last year after several experienced criminal lawyers worked at PLS during the height of COVID pandemic in Queensland. It became apparent that PLS holds unique and important legal knowledge about a range of factors that impact people after they are sentenced to imprisonment, which is of significant relevance to criminal law practitioners. The criminal lawyers who temporarily worked at PLS remarked that their experience with us will change the way they practice criminal law and improve the quality of advice they provide to people facing imprisonment. Further to this, PLS is increasingly being contacted by criminal lawyers and barristers seeking information, support letters and affidavits to assist their clients in sentencing.

We decided it was important to share the knowledge that PLS holds and a formal CPD event seemed like a great way of doing so.

The Honourable Justice Peter Davis will give opening remarks, and presentations will be given by His Honour Judge Nathan Jarro, Paula Morreau, Sam Lane, Emily Lewsey, Victoria Lenton, Catherine Moynihan, and our Director, Helen Blaber. Presentations will cover factors that impact people after they are sentenced to imprisonment, with topics including:

  • Human Rights and Judicial Review
  • Human Rights and Parole
  • What is Solitary Confinement and How Can It Impact Sentencing?

Due to COVID-restrictions, there is a limited number of in-person places available. As such, the event will also be offered through online streaming and it is possible to purchase tickets to stream individual sessions.

For more information and to register, please visit: plsqld.com/events/

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