Welcome to Amicus, the blog of the NSW Young Lawyers Criminal Law Committee.

This blog aims to provide a forum for discussion of the practice of criminal law in NSW, by and for young practitioners and students.

It provides high quality, practical analysis of significant criminal law decisions and legislative amendments, general information and tips for criminal practice, as well as marking significant activities and events of the Committee.

The Criminal Law Committee 

The Committee is responsible for the development and support of members of NSW Young Lawyers who practice in, or are interested in, criminal law. The Committee is drawn from prosecution, defence (both private and public), police, the courts and other areas of practice that intersect with criminal law. The Committee takes a keen interest in providing comment and feedback on criminal law and the structures that support it, and consider the provision of submissions to be an important contribution to the community.

NSW Young Lawyers

NSW Young Lawyers is a division of The Law Society of New South Wales. NSW Young Lawyers supports practitioners in their professional and career development in numerous ways, including by encouraging active participation in its 16 separate committees, each dedicated to particular areas of practice. Membership is automatic for all NSW lawyers (solicitors and barristers) under 36 years and/or in their first five years of practice, as well as law students. NSW Young Lawyers currently has over 15,000 members.

Members of NSW Young Lawyers can join the official committees of NSW Young Lawyers here

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We encourage Committee members, practitioners, students, academics, and members of the public to make comments on our posts. However, these comments will be moderated  and comment that are inflammatory, offensive or irrelevant will not be posted. We may also remove any comment that has caused offense after it is posted.

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The content of this blog is for general information only and is not legal advice. Neither the presentation of such information nor your receipt of it will create a lawyer-client relationship.

The opinions expressed on this blog are the views of individual authors and are not the views of the The NSW Law Society or NSW Young Lawyers.

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