Role of the Prosecutor, Prosecutorial Ethics and the Unrepresented Accused

02/25/2021 01:00 pm 02/25/2021 02:00 pm Australia/Melbourne Role of the Prosecutor, Prosecutorial Ethics and the Unrepresented Accused

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It is well established that the rights of an accused are best protected - and the criminal justice system operates most effectively and efficiently - when an accused is legally represented.

This presentation focuses on the unique challenges that an unrepresented accused poses for the criminal justice system, in particular viz-a-viz the prosecutor. Specifically, we will examine the tension that the interaction of the prosecutor and the unrepresented accused creates; that is, that on the one hand the prosecutor owes a duty of fairness to the accused and to the court; and on the other hand, the prosecutor is a representative of the state, rendering the unrepresented accused in need of a ‘defence’ from him or her.

This seminar may credited towards your CPD requirements. Please visit the Law Institute of Victoria's Legal Compliance website for further information.


Event Partners

Logos for Monash University, Monash Law and the Transnational Criminal Law Group

Event Details

Date:
25 February 2021 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue:
Online Event (Zoom recording)

Description

To watch this past event, click play on the video below:

It is well established that the rights of an accused are best protected - and the criminal justice system operates most effectively and efficiently - when an accused is legally represented.

This presentation focuses on the unique challenges that an unrepresented accused poses for the criminal justice system, in particular viz-a-viz the prosecutor. Specifically, we will examine the tension that the interaction of the prosecutor and the unrepresented accused creates; that is, that on the one hand the prosecutor owes a duty of fairness to the accused and to the court; and on the other hand, the prosecutor is a representative of the state, rendering the unrepresented accused in need of a ‘defence’ from him or her.

This seminar may credited towards your CPD requirements. Please visit the Law Institute of Victoria's Legal Compliance website for further information.


Event Partners

Logos for Monash University, Monash Law and the Transnational Criminal Law Group