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Bail Act 2013 Training

The Bail Act 2013 is set to change following the review by the now District Court Judge, His Honour, Judge John Hatzistergos. Recommendations made by Hatzistergos in his report have been adopted by the government and are due to commence in December 2014 or in January 2015. We await an exact commencement date.
The main changes to the Bail Act are the introduction of a "show cause" provision for some offences and a change to the original bail flow chart. The courts will now need to consider whether there are any "bail concerns" and if so whether conditions can be imposed to alleviate those concerns.
The unacceptable risk test is still relevant and participants should be familiar with the training delivered regarding the Bail Act 2013 during the first half of 2014. If not please go to the LMS and register for and watch the earlier training that is now available as a video and attached power point. You should do this in advance of attending the current training regarding the amendments.
Rebekah Rodger, (formerly of Legal Aid NSW and now a barrister at Maurice Byers Chambers) will again be presenting the training. The session will last for one hour. It would be helpful if you were aware of the amendments prior to attending.
Given that lawyers will be required to apply these amendments to the Bail Act 2013, we are providing multiple sessions both in Central Sydney and in two regional offices. In many cases, attendance via web conference is also available. You must tick this option when you register if you wish to be included in the webcast. Further instructions will be sent if you register for the webcast.

Training session dates and locations 

Tuesday 9 December 2014
10-12am Sydney Legal Aid, Level 12, 323 Castlereagh Street, Sydney - Webcast available 
Register: https://learning.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/courses/course-info.aspx?s=0&c=2383
12-2pm Sydney Legal Aid, Level 12 - Webcast available 
Register https://learning.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/courses/course-info.aspx?s=0&c=2369
4-5pm Parramatta Legal Aid, Parramatta Justice Precinct, Level 4, 160 Marsden Street, Parramatta 
Register https://learning.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/courses/course-info.aspx?s=0&c=2384
Wednesday 10 December 2014
10-11am Sydney Legal Aid, Level 12 - Webcast available 
Register  https://learning.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/courses/course-info.aspx?s=0&c=2368
12-1pm Sydney Legal Aid, Level 12 - Webcast available 
Register https://learning.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/courses/course-info.aspx?s=0&c=2391
4-5pm Penrith Legal Aid, Conference Room, 95 Henry Street, Penrith 
Register https://learning.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/courses/course-info.aspx?s=0&c=2385
Wednesday 17 December 2014
10-11am Sydney Legal Aid, Level 12 – Webcast available
Register https://learning.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/courses/course-info.aspx?s=0&c=2386

12-1pm Sydney Legal Aid, Level 12 – Webcast available 
Register https://learning.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/courses/course-info.aspx?s=0&c=2389

2-3pm – Sydney Legal Aid, Level 12 – Webcast available 
Register https://learning.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/courses/course-info.aspx?s=0&c=2390

4-5pm  - Sydney Legal Aid, Level 12
Register  https://learning.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/courses/course-info.aspx?s=0&c=2388