GLA: Client 2.0 — beyond the call of duty

GLA: Client 2.0 — beyond the call of duty Click to enlarge


Wednesday 1 March 2017, 12.30 – 1.30pm

Time: 12:30 PM -1:30 PM
Venue: ANU Commons Function Centre
Cnr Barry Drive and Marcus Clarke Street, Acton (entrance on Rimmer St) [view map]
Cost: $88 members,
$115 non-members (Inc. GST)


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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.


Rodney Lee Walsh, First Assistant Ombudsman, Defence, Commonwealth Ombudsman’s Office

Rodney Lee Walsh is senior executive responsible for the Defence Force Ombudsman (DFO) - the federal oversight, review and investigations office established in 1983 for the Australian Defence Force, Department of Defence and all defence agencies (including veterans affairs and defence housing). His recent work in re-engineering traditional ombudsman processes to receive and action reports of serious abuse within defence from current and former serving members, deployed civilians and defence contractors represents a significant institutional change. From December 2016, best-practice, trauma-informed service delivery design principles will be showcased, along with restorative justice and engagement, ADR and counselling referrals. Rodney is a lawyer and mediator; convenor of the Commonwealth Complaint Handling Forum; and leading contributor on integrity, law enforcement, corruption prevention and whole-of-government stakeholder engagement issues. He is the inaugural chair of the Asian-Australian Public Servants Network which will convene in 2017.


  • When: Wednesday 1 March 2017, 12.30 – 1.30pm. In consideration of other attendees, we seek your cooperation in arriving on time.
  • Where: ANU Commons, Cnr Barry Drive and Marcus Clarke Street, Acton
  • Light refreshments will be provided
  • Members will earn 1 CPD unit in Core Area 1
  • Cost (incl GST): $88 members, $115 non-members, $25 students/CLCs
  • Registrations close Sunday 26 February 2017

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