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Government Lawyers Forum 2015


Mon 30 Mar 2015, 8:30am–5:00pm
Tue 31 Mar 2015, 8:30am–5:00pm

Where: Crowne Plaza, 1 Binara Street, Capital Hill, ACT

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: LiquidLearning

Liquid Learning is delighted to present the Government Lawyers Forum 2015. Building on the success of a suite of legal forums over the past 5 years, this event maintains its high standard as the premier platform to gain insight into recent developments, proven strategies and exemplary case studies from leading government lawyers and experts.


- Professional development for government lawyers
- Practical implications of evolving administrative, privacy and public law
- Understanding and mastering ethical practice in the Public Sector
- Building your toolkit to achieve success

Featured Speakers

- The Hon Philip Ruddock MP - Chief Government Whip, Member for Berowra - Attorney-General of Australia 2003-2007
- The Hon. Mark Dreyfus QC MP - Shadow Minister for Arts, Federal Labor Member for Isaacs - Shadow Attorney-General
- The Hon. George Hampel AM QC - Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law - Monash University - Judge - Supreme Court of Victoria 1983 - 2000 - Founding Chairman - Australian Advocacy Institute
- Guy Aitken - Chief General Counsel - Australian Government Solicitor
- Angela Flannery - General Counsel - Department of Communications
- Margaret Tregurtha - General Counsel - Department of Industry
- Katrina Cooper - Senior Legal Advisor - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- John Reid - First Assistant Secretary, International Law and Human Rights Division - Attorney-General’s Department
- Janine Webster - Chief Counsel - Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman
- John Taylor - Principal Lawyer - Australian Transport Safety Bureau
- Prudence Reid - Director, Legal Governance and Insurance Services - South Australia Health
- Simon Nicholson - Senior Crown Counsel - Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Tasmania
- Bruce Paterson - Executive Manager, Legislative Review and Legal Support - Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania
- Libby Carroll - Principal Lawyer - Murray Darling Basin Authority
- Simon Bailey - Consultant - Clayton Utz
- Susan McDonald - Coach and Consultant - Psychology at Work
- Daniel Stewart - Senior Lecturer - ANU College of Law - Consultant - Sparke Helmore

About the Event

Lawyers working across the Public Sector must continuously keep abreast of the latest law reforms and constantly upgrade their professional skills in order to support their agencies purpose. The Government Lawyers Forum 2015 will provide the premier opportunity for legal professionals to develop the skills necessary to achieve success. Case studies from significant public agencies will offer relevant practical value while expert commentaries will provide perspectives on evolving directions and the emerging responsibilities of a government lawyer.

Over the course of two days, issues encompassing ethical challenges, reform initiatives, professional skills and many more will be explored with genuine examples and thoughtful reflections offered through interactive participation and discussion.

The learning is reinforced by two highly interactive and practical workshops that will enable lawyers to continue their professional development. The first will equip lawyers with a practical administrative law update, allowing them to develop an understanding of the implications of current law reform in areas including, privacy and freedom of information. The second workshop following the forum will focus on the necessary leadership skills for public sector lawyers. Lawyers who are aspiring to progress their careers and refine their leadership toolkit will be provided with skills and strategies to reach their full potential.

The Government Lawyers Forum 2015 is a must for all Public Sector legal professionals wanting to sharpen their professional and personal development to excel in this knowledge-driven role.

View the online agenda.

For more information contact Liquid Learning on:
P 02 8239 9700
F 02 8239 9777