Sexual Assault Trials: Evidence Issues & Specialist Courts

Registration is now open for our May monthly seminar series

Dr ANNIE COSSINS, Professor of Law and Criminology, University of New South Wales

This seminar will offer a striking insight into key evidence issues that are common within sexual assault trials, with particular attention directed toward the traumatic nature of giving oral evidence. This presentation will also emphasise the significant role that specialist sex offence courts can play in improving prosecution outcomes and reducing trauma for victims of sexual assault.

SEXUAL ASSAULT TRIALS – evidence issues & specialist courts 

 When: Wednesday 9 May 2018

 Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

 Where: Cullen Room, Level 4, Holme Building, Science Road, University of Sydney

 Registration: This event is free but we encourage tax deductible donations to help cover the cost of catering. Suggested donation is $50.

RSVP Essential. Drinks & nibbles available.


This seminar may qualify for CPD points.

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About the speaker

Dr. Annie Cossins, Professor of Law & Criminology at UNSW. Annie was a founding member of the NSW Working Party Concerning the Confidentiality of Sexual Assault Counsellors’ Notes and the founder & convenor of the National Child Sexual Assault Reform Committee. Annie’s passion for the area of sexual assault contributed to the establishment of the Criminal Justice & Sexual Offences Taskforce, which resulted in legislative changes to the conduct of sexual assault trials in NSW. Annie’s continued commitment to sexual assault and family law issues led to her well-deserved nomination for the Law and Justice Foundation’s Justice Medal in 2005.

For any queries please contact the Foundation Coordinator, Chloe Wyatt, 0405 256756 or

Hosted by Women’s Legal Service NSW

These monthly talks will provide opportunity to exchange ideas, inform change and share research. Each month we will discuss the latest developments in legal issues that directly impact women and children.

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