Domestic Violence Guidance for Practitioners

Domestic Violence Guidance for Practitioners

Domestic Violence Guidance for Practitioners

The College of Law Queensland – COVID-19 On Demand Resources

This two-part on-demand recording provides practitioners with assistance when working with clients affected by domestic violence. This information is increasingly important in the current environment when ‘social distancing’ and ‘at home isolation’ can be a particularly worrying time for those who don’t find their homes to be a safe place. Our expert panel address how best to support clients affected by domestic violence.

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Part 1: Guidance from the Bench and the Queensland Police Service

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Panellists include:

  • Katherine Manby family law accredited specialist and Principal Family Lawyer at VM Family Law
  • Magistrate Bradford- Morgan, specialist domestic violence Magistrate at the Brisbane Magistrates Court, and
  • Bernhard Berger, Specialist Court Coordinator for Queensland Police Service Prosecutions, overseeing all prosecutors in Domestic Violence Specialist Courts in Queensland

This video will cover:

  • Non-lethal strangulation: Her Honour’s insights including recent case law update Strangulation offences
  • Essential questions to ask a client who may have been subjected to this
  • How to question clients to ensure the most appropriate advice is given and to determine any necessary safety planning or referrals
  • Guidance from the Court on which evidence would be most useful to present and how best to prepare this
  • Guidance from the QPS on the preparation of material and submissions
  • Tips for how best to interact with prosecutors in domestic violence proceedings
  • The impact of COVID-19
  • New technology in the Court to hear matters and the potential use post COVID-19.

Part 2: Guidance from Women’s Legal Service Queensland and Brisbane Domestic Violence Service

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Panellists include:

  • Katherine Manby family law accredited specialist and Principal Family Lawyer at VM Family Law
  • Bronwen Lloyd, specialist domestic and family violence practitioner at Women’s Legal Service in Queensland
  • Michaela Foley, Court Support Worker from Brisbane Domestic Violence Service.

This video will cover:

  • Insights into what it’s like to work for these services, including how you can volunteer
  • Guidance as to how you can best support your clients at this difficult time
  • Practical tips to help you prepare yourself, your client and your matter for Court
  • Discuss the impact of COVID-19

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