government law

The Society, in conjunction with the Government Law Committee, organises a variety of CPD and social events for government lawyers.

  • Summer 2017 Government Law Drinks

    Thursday 23 February 2017 at 5.30pm — Uni Pub, Level Three Lounge Bar

    The Government Law Committee invites you to join them at the Government Law Drinks, with special guest Michael Phelps, Principal of Phelps Reid Lawyers. Michael was awarded the 2016 President’s Medal. The President’s Medal recognises significant personal and professional contributions to the betterment of law and justice in the community by an ACT solicitor and member of the ACT Law Society.

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  • Government Law Afternoon Autumn 2017

    Wednesday 1 March 2017, 12 – 5.15pm — ANU Commons Function Centre

    The ACT Law Society’s Government Law Committee is proud to present the Spring 2016 Government Law Afternoon. This event is designed for lawyers working within, or involved with, government departments, and covers all four core areas.​ There will also be a gathering at a nearby drinks venue following completion of the afternoon.

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  • GLA: Client 2.0 — beyond the call of duty

    Wednesday 1 March 2017, 12.30 – 1.30pm — ANU Commons Function Centre

    Covert surveillance, telecommunications interception, and public sector whistleblowing have created ‘Client 2.0’ for lawyers. This situation requires a wider concept of professional responsibility for government lawyers and gives rise to emergent ethical considerations for private sector practitioners. To do your duty to your client, you must think beyond your client. Topical. Controversial. Confronting. Just like Client 2.0.

    This event is part of the Government Law Afternoon Autumn 2017.

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  • GLA: Procurement and risk

    Wednesday 1 March 2017, 1.45 – 2.45pm — ANU Commons Function Centre

    The session will cover major legal risks associated with procurement with focus on risks mitigation strategies. Tetyana will outline the global trends in the procurement related law and will present ideas about turning some well-known procurement risks into opportunities. Participants who regularly advise on procurement related issues as well as those who are involved in running procurements themselves will benefit from this session.

    This event is part of the Government Law Afternoon Autumn 2017.

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  • GLA: Privilege for in-house lawyers

    Wednesday 1 March 2017, 3 – 4pm — ANU Commons Function Centre

    Caroline Bush, the Partner in Charge of Clayton Utz Canberra, will give a refresher on the law of privilege and and work through some practical ways in which in-house lawyers can best preserve privilege. Attendees will be encouraged to share their experiences of the challenges of preserving privilege.

    This event is part of the Government Law Afternoon Autumn 2017.

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  • GLA: Creating a high performance workplace culture

    Wednesday 1 March 2017, 4.15 – 5.15pm — ANU Commons Function Centre

    Just having a high IQ is no longer enough for a leader in today’s legal workplace. For a range of reasons, legal leaders require additional skills like emotional intelligence (EQ) and social intelligence to be able to maximise the performance of their people, whether they be a team or an entire department. Increasingly, research indicates that legal leaders who create a high performance culture enjoy greater team productivity and higher levels of team morale and job satisfaction. In this seminar, experienced organisational coach, facilitator and former senior executive lawyer, James Fletcher, will canvass practical techniques and strategies to create a genuine and sustainable high performance workplace culture.

    This event is part of the Government Law Afternoon Autumn 2017.

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  • Autumn 2017 Government Law Drinks

    Thursday 11 May 2017 at 5.30pm — Venue to be advised

    Save the date! More information will be available soon. If you would like to be advised when registrations open, please email nicole.karman@actlawsociety.asn.au.

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  • Winter 2017 Government Law Drinks

    Thursday 17 August 2017 at 5.30pm — Venue to be advised

    Save the date! More information will be available soon. If you would like to be advised when registrations open, please email nicole.karman@actlawsociety.asn.au.

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  • Spring 2017 Government Law Drinks

    Thursday 16 November 2017 at 5.30pm — Venue to be advised

    Save the date! More information will be available soon. If you would like to be advised when registrations open, please email nicole.karman@actlawsociety.asn.au.

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