Continuing Professional Development

CLANT’s Objects and Purposes include:

  • To provide… programs to assist members in their professional practice
  • To promote professional discourse… amongst the profession
  • To promote and encourage teaching and study of criminal law in the Northern Territory

Accordingly, from time to time CLANT, usually in conjunction with the Law Society Northern Territory (LSNT), presents Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities, attendance at which counts for the purpose of compliance with the LSNT’s mandatory CPD scheme.

Presenters’ materials distributed or displayed to participants are posted on this site.

Prosecuting Criminal Offences in the summary jurisdiction

On 10 September 2014, barrister (and CLANT Committee member) Lyma Nguyen presented a CPD on summary prosecuting. 

Prosecuting Criminal Offences in the summary jurisdiction

Sentencing Federal Offenders

On 10 April 2014, CLANT presented a CPD on sentencing federal offenders delivered by CLANT Committee members Lyma Nguyen and Rebekah O’Meagher.

Presentation Notes

Sentencing of Federal Offenders Checklist

Gray J CPD – Post ‘Bugmy’ sentencing

CLANT and NAAJA hosted a free CPD on 28th November 2013 at 6pm in the Family Law Registry, Darwin, and selected regional centres by audio-link.

Here are the notes from Justice Gray’s presentation.

Uniform Evidence Act intensive

On 23/24 March 2012, CLANT and LSNT jointly delivered an intensive seminar on the Evidence (National Uniform Legislation) Act (NT), with presentations by Greg Lyon SC, Professor Les McCrimmon, Chris Beale and Michael Croucher SC.

The following materials were distributed to participants:

Overview – Les McCrimmon

Unfavourable witnesses – Greg Lyon SC

Defendant’s Character – Michael Croucher SC

Credibility – Michael Croucher SC

Incrimination – Greg Lyon SC

Pocket Evidence Law – Chris Beale

Explanatory Memorandum

Odgers on Sentence

On 20 September 2012, CLANT presented a CPD on sentencing delivered by Stephen Odgers SC, author of Sentence: The Law of Sentencing in NSW Courts for State and Federal Offences (Longueville Books, 2012)

Sentencing Principles, Procedures and Factors in NSW