In My Court: The Members of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
Course ID CQ200601_PS1
As a result of evolving COVID-19 situation, we are no longer able to host the 'In My Court Series' in face-to-face format in the Courts at this time. We are now working towards hosting the series at alternative dates later in the year.
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Join us at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
The ‘In My Court’ series provides you with a unique and valuable experience regardless of your level of experience.You will hear directly from the bench, in their words, in their courtroom on best practice in their jurisdiction.
Join us at the Administrative Appeal Tribunal in June to hear directly from Members of the Tribunal who will discuss the Tribunal’s expectations of practitioners appearing before (or assisting others to appear before) the Tribunal.
- Deputy President Bernard McCabe, Division Head of the Taxation & Commercial Division and the Small Business Taxation Division
- Deborah Mitchell, Member – General Division, Former District Registrar
- Dr Bridget Cullen, Member - Migration & Refugee Division
You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and seek guidance from our panel – making this a highly valuable opportunity for practitioners at all levels.
This is the last session of the five ‘In My Court’ events. View our other sessions at:
- In My Court: The Judges of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia
- In My Court: The Hon. Judge Rackemann of the Planning and Environment Court
- In My Court: Magistrate MacKenzie of the Coroners Court
- In My Court: The Judges of the Family Court of Australia (Brisbane)
50% discount for New Lawyers
New Lawyers in their first three years of practice are eligible for a 50% discount off the full price of this program. This discount cannot be claimed in conjunction with any other discounts, including the alumni/Law Society member discount. Please quote NEWLAWYER at the checkout.
Full Price $110.00
Alumni/Member Price $99.00
04 June 2020
04 June 2020
4.00pm - 5.30pm
Administrative Appeals Tribunal,
Level 6, 295 Ann Street,
About This Course
- build your awareness of process and procedure in this jurisdiction
- increase your confidence of the review process and the part you play within it
- gain a greater understanding of best practice
- demystify the court process and
- gain valuable insights in how to prepare yourself and your client for the tribunal AND so much more!
Our guest Members will speak openly and answer any questions from the floor making this an unmissable event for practitioners of all levels who may find themselves involved with Tribunal work.
Lawyers at any level.
Professional Skills and possibly Practical Legal Ethics
Deputy President Bernard McCabe is Division Head of the Taxation & Commercial Division and the Small Business Taxation Division. Mr McCabe was appointed as a Deputy President of the Tribunal and as Division Head on 25 March 2016.
Mr McCabe was first appointed as a part-time member of the Tribunal in 2001 a full-time Senior Member in 2003. Mr McCabe was previously an Associate Professor of Law at Bond University. He was also a member of the legal committee of the Companies and Securities Advisory Committee between 1998 and 2001.
Deborah Mitchell, Member – General Division, Former District Registrar
Member Deborah Mitchell was appointed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal as a full time Member on 3 November 2018 and is cross-assigned to all divisions of the Tribunal. Member Mitchell currently sits in the General and Other, Veterans’ Appeals, Tax and Commercial and Small Business Taxation Divisions. Prior to her appointment as a Member of the AAT, Ms Mitchell spent three years as the District Registrar of the Brisbane Registry of the AAT.
Ms Mitchell is a Nationally Accredited Mediator, having conducted a number of conferences and conciliations in her roles at the AAT.
Ms Mitchell graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce and was admitted to the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory in 2004. She has completed a Masters of Law at the Australian National University.
Dr Bridget Cullen, Member - Migration & Refugee Division
Member Bridget Cullen was appointed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on 1 July 2017, and is cross-assigned to the Migration and Refugee, General, and Veterans’ Appeals Divisions. Dr Cullen predominantly sits in the Migration and Refugee Division, and is the Chair of the Migration and Refugee Division’s Practice Directions Working Group. Prior to her appointment to AAT, Dr Cullen spent 7 ½ years as a Legal Member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Dr Cullen is a Nationally Accredited Mediator, and a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. She has law degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo and from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and was admitted as a Barrister in Queensland in 2000. Dr Cullen is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Griffith Law School, where she teaches evidence law.
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