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Summary Crime Part 2

This training module is the second part of a two-part series on Summary Crime. It provides participants with fundamental skills for practice in the summary jurisdiction of the Local Court. This training module contains information about section 4 applications in annul convictions, Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders, support and treatment referrals, District Court Appeals, Supreme Court bails, traffic offences and police powers. Participants will be equipped with knowledge on where to find and apply Legal Aid NSW eligibility policies and guidelines in Criminal Law matters.

Course Outline

Course Outline


Required reading

Legal Aid NSW Policy Online guildelines Link
Not intended to produce injustice – A practical guide to section 4 annulment applications PDF 502 KB
The Advocates Guide to Arrests PDF 335 KB
The Advocates Guide to Stop and Search Cases PDF 513 KB
Referrals commonly made by practitioners in the Local Court PDF 357 KB

Useful resources

Apprehended Domestic Violence Order Information Sheet PDF 153 KB
District Court Appeals Information Sheet PDF 177 KB
How to give Trauma Informed Legal Advice PDF 1 MB
Request Legal Aid for Supreme Court bail application Word 27 KB

The Lawyer Education Series is has been developed for lawyers, not self-represented parties. The training modules assume a high level of foundational legal knowledge because they are made for lawyers. The modules are not a complete guide to the law and should not be relied upon for the preparation of your case. If you require legal help you should call 1300 888 529.