Join our panel of criminal prosecutors for an evening which will take a look at some of the contemporary criminal legal issues facing the profession.
The panel will consider a range of topical issues including recent reforms to bail and sentencing, youth justice and developments in family violence.
Following on from our widely popular Criminal Law Insight series in June this panel will be able to shed light from the prosecution’s unique perspective and also provide an insight of what working as a prosecutor might entail.
The panel will feature
- Leading Senior Constable Manjot Singh, Senior Police Prosecutor
- Erin Finnigan, Office of Public Prosecutions
The Prison Legal Education & Assistance Project’s Insight Series, is an accessible and vital resource for students considering a community and social justice minded career.
Location: Law Institute of Victoria, 470 Bourke St Melbourne
Date: Thursday 14 September 2017
Cost: $10.00 (or 3 events for the price of 2 if booked as a package) with all proceeds from this event going directly towards the PLEA Project’s legal education presentations within Victorian prisons. Discounts are available for students experiencing financial hardship.
Free for PLEA volunteers and Tarwirri members.
Leading Senior Constable Manjot Singh
Leading Senior Constable Manjot Singh is a Senior Police Prosecutor attached to the Melbourne Prosecution Division. He obtained his law degree degree from Victoria University having migrated to Australia in 2007 from India.
Manjot has extensive experience in investigating serious crimes and complex prosecutions in a wide range of criminal matters. He is a strong advocate of therapeutic justice and community based policing models and passionate about promoting wellbeing and mental health for people within the legal profession.
Erin Finnigan is a Principal Solicitor with the Office of Public Prosecutions Victoria. She obtained her law degree from Victoria University and upon graduation worked in a boutique commercial litigation firm specialising in bankruptcy matters.
Erin brings with her a 10 year history of prosecuting indictable crimes including murder, rape, serious assaults and drug matters. She is a proud mentor of law students at Victoria University and serves as a committee member of the OPP Koori Inclusion Action Plan.