Angela Deal, Crown Prosecution Service of England and Wales
Angela Deal is Deputy Head of Special Crime and Counter Terrorism within the Serious Crime Group of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) of England and Wales. She is Head of the CPS Appeals and Review Unit, responsible for the conduct of all CPS cases heard before the country’s most senior appellate courts, including the Supreme Court. She is also the national CPS lead for the Victims’ Right to Review Scheme, which gives victims and bereaved families an effective and automatic right to challenge decisions not to prosecute criminal cases made by Crown Prosecutors, without the need for recourse to judicial proceedings.
Ms Deal received a BA in Modern History from London University in 1985 and qualified as a lawyer (solicitor) in 1994. She has since worked as a frontline prosecutor in a range of London criminal courts, served as the Head of CPS Prosecution Policy Division responsible for a range of national policy initiatives, and spent time on secondment to the Office of the Attorney General of England and Wales.
Professor Paul Cassell, University of UtahPaul Cassell is the Ronald N. Boyce Presidential Professor of Criminal Law and Distinguished University Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.
Professor Cassell received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1981. He then graduated Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School in 1984, serving as President of the Stanford Law Review. In 1984-85, he clerked for then-Judge Antonin Scalia when Scalia was on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the following year for Chief Justice Warren E. Burger on the U.S. Supreme Court.
From 1986 to 1988, Professor Cassell served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice. From 1988 to 1991, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, prosecuting many felony criminal cases.
In 1992, Professor Cassell began teaching at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, publishing widely in leading academic journals on crime victims’ and other criminal justice issues. He has filed briefs and orally argued on behalf of crime victims and allied organizations in the United States Supreme Court and other federal and state courts around the country.
In 2002, Professor Cassell was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Utah, a position he held until resigning in 2007 to return to law teaching. While on the District Court, Professor Cassell wrote many opinions that attracted significant attention, including several on crime victims’ rights issues.
Professor Cassell currently teaches crime victims’ rights, criminal law, and other courses at the College of Law at the University of Utah. Along with Doug Beloof and Steve Twist, he is a co-author of Victims in Criminal Procedure, the only law school casebook on victims’ rights. He also represents crime victims and crime victims’ organizations on a pro bono basis in cases around the country.
Professor Cassell maintains an active pro bono crime victims practice. In 2014, Professor Cassell argued for a crime victim before the United States Supreme Court in Paroline v. United States and Amy. The case involved the question of how restitution for victims of child pornography crimes should be awarded. This was the first time that a crime victim had appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court to protect her own rights in a criminal case filed by a prosecutor.
Antoinette Braybrook, Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria and the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services ForumAntoinette Braybrook is the Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria and the National Convenor, National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum. Antoinette is an Aboriginal woman who was born in Victoria on Wurundjeri country and her grandfather and mother’s line is through the Kuku Yalanji, North Queensland.
Antoinette graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Deakin University in 2000 and was admitted as a legal practitioner in Victoria in 2004. In 2015 Antoinette received the Law Institute of Victoria: Access to Justice/Pro Bono Award and awarded the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women’s 2015 Sustaining Women’s Empowerment in Communities and Organisations Award in the category: Empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women in a Community or Organisation.
Antoinette is also Co-Chair of the Change the Record Coalition, one of the leading representatives of the Redfern Statement Alliance and a member of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Forum, Victorian Indigenous Family Violence Partnership Forum and the Family Violence Steering Committee for the implementation of Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence recommendations.
Justice Jennifer Coate
Her Honour, Justice Jennifer Coate, is a Justice of the Family Court of Australia and a Commissioner for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Before her appointment as a Magistrate in 1992, Her Honour worked as a solicitor in private practice, for the Legal Aid Commission of Victoria and in policy and research for the Victorian Government. In 1995 Justice Coate was appointed a Senior Magistrate, and in 1996 Deputy Chief Magistrate, of the Children’s Court of Victoria.
In 2000 she was appointed as a Judge of the County Court and the inaugural President of the Children’s Court and, by 2007, the State Coroner of Victoria.