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Thursday 12:30PM 27 Oct 11 2011
Light lunch:12.30 pm; seminar:1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Cloud computing and shared service delivery
Thursday 12:30PM 17 Nov 11 2011
Light lunch 12.30 pm; seminar 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Understanding Momcilovic - recent developments on the Charter
Tuesday 12:00PM 06 Dec 11 2011
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (light lunch provided)
The VGSO, together with Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Office of Chief Parliamentary Counsel, is offering a unique opportunity to attend an interactive workshop on the preparation of statutory/ subordinate instruments.
Thursday 12:30PM 23 Feb 12 2012
Light lunch - 12.30 pm; seminar - 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Court Analyses of the Obligation and the Challenges for Government Lawyers
Tuesday 12:00PM 20 Mar 12 2012
Lunch - 12:00 pm; workshop 12:30 pm - 13:30 pm
The VGSO, together with Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Office of Chief Parliamentary Counsel, is offering a unique opportunity to attend an interactive workshop on the preparation of statutory/ subordinate instruments.
Thursday 12:30PM 26 Apr 12 2012
Light lunch - 12.30 pm; seminar - 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
In this seminar we focus on ICT projects in government and the findings of the Ombudsman in his report tabled in Parliament on 23 November 2011 on his own motion investigation into 10 major ICT-enabled projects in the public sector, in consultation with the Victorian Auditor-General. We provide insights into why so many government ICT projects fail to achieve their objectives and the best way that government agencies can manage ICT projects and contracts to obtain more successful delivery. Speakers include Erin Barlow, Manager, Investigations, Victorian Ombudsman's Office, Sue Nolen, Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor, who heads the VGSO's Commercial, Property and Technology Branch, and Isabel Parsons, Special Counsel.
Thursday 12:30PM 31 May 12 2012
Light lunch: 12.30 pm; seminar: 1.00 pm -2.00 pm
Catch up with the latest privacy issues and developments in privacy law at our May seminar. Earlier this month, the Commonwealth Attorney-General announced that legislation will shortly be introduced into parliament to implement the first stage of the Australian Government’s response to the Australian Law Reform Commission's 2008 report - For your information: Australian Privacy Law and Practice. In the May seminar we will look at some of the proposed changes to Commonwealth privacy laws and also consider the state of play on two other major reform proposals : a statutory cause of action for breach of privacy and mandatory data breach notification laws.
Thursday 12:30PM 28 Jun 12 2012
Light lunch - 12.30 pm; Seminar - 1.00-2.00 pm
This seminar will identify the general principles governing the award of legal costs (for civil and criminal proceedings), how costs claims of a successful accused in prosecutions are approached and assessed by the courts and how the Police Branch of the VGSO assesses costs claims against the Chief Commissioner of Police . The seminar will also cover the issues relevant to claims of legal costs made by the State and public authorities in public interest litigation.
Thursday 12:30PM 26 Jul 12 2012
Light lunch - 12.30 pm; Seminar - 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
With Victoria's referral of industrial relations power to the Commonwealth, the overlay of constitutional limitations on the exercise of federal power, the Public Administration Act 2004 and other state-based legislation regulating employment matters, as well as the VPS Agreement, other enterprise agreements, Fair Work Australia, the common law, whole of government policies and other initiatives, the framework for industrial relations in the Victorian public sector is indeed unique! The aim of this seminar is to highlight considerations that should be taken into account when considering employment matters concerning employees in the Victorian public sector. We look at the sources of rights and responsibilities and attempt to show you how to navigate this complex but interesting framework.
Friday 12:30PM 21 Sep 12 2012 - until - Friday 2:00PM 12 Oct 12 2012
Light lunch - 12.30 pm; seminar - 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
In Williams, the High Court held that the Commonwealth could not run its National School Chaplaincy Program relying on its executive power alone, and that legislative backing was required to enter into agreements and spend money to provide chaplains in schools. However, the decision has consequences far wider than chaplains. It reiterates fundamental constitutional principles about the financial relationships between the Parliament and the Executive and between the Commonwealth and the States, which could affect the funding landscape for years to come.
Thursday 12:30PM 11 Oct 12 2012
Light lunch - 12.30 pm; seminar - 1.00-2.00 pm
This month we look at access to documents of government: Public interest immunity Public interest immunity operates to exempt the Executive arm of Government (including officers/employees of the State called as witness on its behalf) from disclosing certain information in evidence in legal proceedings that would be injurious to the public interest but which it would otherwise be required to disclose. Adrian primarily focus upon public interest immunity in the document discovery process in litigation including. how public interest immunity claims are made over documents; the strategies that government agencies should use in assessing such claims; common pitfalls (and things to avoid) in this area; and how a court will approach such claims. Legal Professional Privilege (LPP) and Freedom of Information (FoI) Section 32 of the FoI Act provides that a document will be exempt if it is of such a nature that it would be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the grounds of LPP or client legal privilege. Joanne will examine when a document will be exempt under s32 of the FoI Act? Does a legal officer in a government department need a practicing certificate? Is in-house legal advice independent? What can you do to ensure your legal advice will be exempt from release under FoI? FoI Commissioner The FOI Commissioner will commence on 1 December 2012 or earlier by proclamation. The FOI Commissioner will be an independent officer responsible for reviewing decisions on FOI requests and determining complaints about FOI administration. Katie will provide a short update on the Commissioner and his/her role and functions and how agencies can begin preparing for the arrival of the FOI Commissioner.
Thursday 9:00AM 29 Nov 12 2012
Light lunch—12.30 pm; Seminar—1.00-2.00 pm
Charter Act Update: Human Rights Round-up Please join us for a panel discussion which will provide an overview of recent cases on the Charter Act, key updates and a discussion of the implications of recent decisions. We are delighted to welcome the Solicitor-General, Stephen McLeish, as a guest to the panel, as well as Eve Stagoll, Manager, Human Rights Unit, Department of Justice, Joanna Davidson, Special Counsel, VGSO and Catherine Dixon, Special Counsel, VGSO. Catherine Roberts and Jessica Cleaver, Managing Principal Solicitors, Human Rights Team, will facilitate the discussion.
Thursday 12:30PM 28 Feb 13 2013
Light lunch 12.30 pm; seminar 1.00-2.00 pm
The Governance Matters: What the public sector needs to know seminar has been over subscribed. Please call Claire Rennie if you wish to be placed on a waiting list, 03 9032 3030.
Thursday 12:30PM 28 Mar 13 2013
Light lunch 12.30 pm; seminar 1.00-2.00 pm
This seminar will be an informative and interactive session focussing on the process of mediation, the most widely used form of Alternative Dispute Resolution ( ADR ) used in Australia. Our presenters, who are well known in this sphere both in Victoria and interstate, are very experienced in this form of conflict resolution. They will assist you to understand how a mediation works in practice and what to expect from the process, including the pitfalls, the benefits and the satisfaction that can come from achieving a resolution. The presentation will also assist you to develop your skills and enhance your experience in dealing with lawyers, mediators, and the parties to a dispute, and to appreciate the importance of the Model Litigant Guidelines and their application in the context of ADR.
Wednesday 12:30PM 17 Apr 13 2013
Light lunch 12.30 pm; seminar 1.00-2.00 pm
1 December 2012 marked a significant milestone in the history of Victoria’s Freedom of Information regime. For the first time, an independent umpire is responsible for reviewing first instance FOI decisions and investigating FOI complaints, as well as informing and educating government agencies and the public on FOI principles. Victoria’s inaugural Freedom of Information Commissioner, Lynne Bertolini, will explore these changes and discuss the amendments to the Freedom of Information Act 1982, the creation of an independent office and why FOI continues to play an important role in ensuring openness and transparency in Victoria.
Thursday 12:30PM 30 May 13 2013
Seminar 12:30pm - 2.00pm (light lunch provided)
This seminar will explore the changes from the Whistleblowers Protection Act 2001 to the Protected Disclosure Act 2012; the purpose of the Protected Disclosure Act 2012; and how the protections under Part 6 of that Act will apply. The seminar will provide insight into the roles of IBAC and your organisation under the Protected Disclosure Act 2012 and how the Protected Disclosure regime will operate, including making, handling and notifying a disclosure; providing welfare to those involved in a disclosure; and the investigation of protected disclosures by investigating entities.
Thursday 1:00PM 27 Jun 13 2013
1:00pm to 2:00pm
This seminar will:- discuss the current general approach to statutory interpretation; examine the operation of section 32(1) of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities post Momcilovic v The Queen; look at some recent cases in which courts have construed provisions as if they contained or did not contain certain phrases; and touch on the continuing problems with "may" and "must".
Wednesday 1:00PM 17 Jul 13 2013
Seminar 1.00pm - 2.00pm (light lunch provided)
Friday 10:00AM 02 Aug 13 2013
10am - 1pm
What do the new anti-bullying amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 mean to government departments, statutory authorities and/or enterprise businesses?
Thursday 1:00PM 08 Aug 13 2013
1pm - 4pm
What do the new anti-bullying amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 mean to government departments, statutory authorities and/or enterprise businesses?
Tuesday 1:00PM 27 Aug 13 2013
1pm - 2pm
This seminar will address all your questions about misconduct and how it is applied. It will provide you with tips on how to manage the misconduct process, explore some of the things that can go wrong, and help you minimise risk for public sector employers.
Tuesday 8:00AM 17 Sep 13 2013
8.00am - 9.00am (registration from 7.45am)
This seminar will provide an overview of some of the recent “family friendly” changes to the Fair Work Act 2009.
Thursday 1:00PM 17 Oct 13 2013
Thursday 17 October, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
This Workshop will put you on notice about WorkSafe’s powers, give you useful tips that will see improvement in your agency’s responses to WorkSafe (including through the formal internal and external review channels) and ultimately exclude the prospect of your agency being criticised or prosecuted.
Wednesday 1:00PM 23 Oct 13 2013
1.00pm - 2.00pm
This seminar has a practical focus examining difficulties those charged with these kinds of statutory powers face through a review of relevant case law.
Thursday 8:00AM 31 Oct 13 2013
Thursday 31 October 8:00am - 9:00am
As an industrial relations practitioner Mr Hogan will provide valuable practical insights into the daily issues faced by employers engaged in bargaining disputes. Matthew Minucci, Solicitor within the Workplace Relations and Occupational Safety Team, who is currently on secondment to the MFB’s industrial relations team, will also discuss the various and complicated legal issues that often arise.
Monday 12:00PM 11 Nov 13 2013
12pm - 1pm
This seminar will not only inform you of important recent developments in the implied freedom of political communication, but it will also consider several more specific implications for lawmakers and decision-makers.
Thursday 1:00PM 28 Nov 13 2013
1pm - 2pm
Please join us for an overview of recent and current cases involving the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006, as well as a discussion about the Commonwealth approach to Parliamentary scrutiny of the human rights implications of new Bills and legislative instruments in recognition of the rights and freedoms contained in the seven applicable core international treaties.
Wednesday 12:30PM 19 Feb 14 2014
1:00pm - 2:00pm
This seminar will discuss the recent High Court decision Commonwealth v Australian Capital Territory [2013] HCA 55, which found that the ACT's attempt to legislate for same-sex marriage was inconsistent with the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth).
Thursday 12:30PM 20 Feb 14 2014
12:30pm to 2:00pm
The rate of claims against Public Sector employers under the General Protections provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 has been steadily increasing in recent years. The majority of these claims are "adverse action" claims related to an employee's dismissal. The Fair Work Ombudsman has a broad range of investigative and prosecutorial powers under the Fair Work Act 2009, and at this seminar we will hear directly from Phoebe Nicholas, Principal Lawyer – General Protections at the Fair Work Ombudsman, regarding the Ombudsman's approach to enforcement of the General Protections provisions and how they relate to the Victorian Public Sector.
Thursday 1:00PM 27 Feb 14 2014
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Presented by Michael McGarvie, Legal Services Commissioner
Thursday 10:00AM 13 Mar 14 2014
10:00am - 1:00pm
Monday 12:30PM 24 Mar 14 2014
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Friday 10:00AM 28 Mar 14 2014
10:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday 12:30PM 29 Apr 14 2014
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Thursday 12:30PM 29 May 14 2014
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Wednesday 12:30PM 25 Jun 14 2014
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Monday 11:30AM 04 Aug 14 2014
11:30am - 2pm
Friday 10:30AM 08 Aug 14 2014 - until - Friday 2:00PM 29 Aug 14 2014
Various
Thursday 12:30PM 28 Aug 14 2014
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Wednesday 12:30PM 17 Sep 14 2014
12:30pm to 2:00pm
The VGSO’s Intellectual Property, Communications and Technology Practice Group will bring you an update on the latest developments and trends in government ICT contracts.
Wednesday 11:30AM 01 Oct 14 2014
11:30am - 12:30pm
Join us for a myth-busting discussion on the basis of the caretaker conventions, the nuances of the 2014 conventions and their practical consequences so you can be prepared for 4 November 2014.
Friday 11:30PM 17 Oct 14 2014
11:30am - 12:30pm
Join us on Level 27 of 121 Exhibition Street for a myth-busting discussion on the basis of the caretaker conventions, the nuances of the 2014 conventions and their practical consequences so you can be prepared for 4 November 2014.
Tuesday 12:30PM 21 Oct 14 2014
12:30pm - 2:00pm
The VGSO Workplace Relations and Occupational Health & Safety Practice Group invites you to the October instalment of our monthly seminar program.
Wednesday 12:30PM 19 Nov 14 2014
12:30pm - 2:00pm
The High Court recently handed down its decision in Tajjour v NSW [2014] HCA 35, in which the constitutional validity of NSW anti-consorting legislation was challenged.
Thursday 12:30PM 05 Feb 15 2015
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Monday 12:30PM 23 Feb 15 2015
12:30pm to 2:00pm
VGSO Public Sector Governance & Integrity Practice Group invites you to an address by Victorian Ombudsman, Deborah Glass. Deborah will discuss her expectations of Victorian public sector bodies, experiences of the first 12 months and the role of her office in keeping fairness functioning in our state.
Wednesday 12:30PM 18 Mar 15 2015
12:30pm - 2:00pm
VGSO Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Practice Group invites you to an address by Nicole Bieske, CEO of Inner Melbourne Community Legal and Chair of the International Board of Amnesty International. Nicole will discuss the unique role of government lawyers on a global and local stage and challenge you to reframe your thinking. Catherine Roberts of VGSO will provide a VPS context for decision making in relation to the obligations on public servants under s 38 of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.
Thursday 12:30PM 07 May 15 2015
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Drawing on their practical experience from advising government departments and statutory bodies, our panellists will explore the principles of procedural fairness and step you through the best ways to ensure it is afforded in workplace issues and disciplinary hearings.
Thursday 12:30PM 21 May 15 2015
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Since the advent of the Coroners Act 2008, the landscape of inquests in Victoria has changed. Most significantly, the capacity for Coroners to compel the testimony of witnesses, even over their objection based on self-incrimination has resulted in more witnesses, whose evidence goes right to the heart of the coronial investigation, being examined and cross-examined. This seminar will be presented by barrister Ben Ihle, who will be explaining, in detail, Section 57 of the Coroners Act.
Wednesday 12:30PM 22 Jul 15 2015
12:30pm - 2:00pm
VGSO’s Constitutional Law and Intergovernmental Relations Practice Group invites you to hear from Victoria’s recently appointed Solicitor-General, Richard Niall QC.
Tuesday 12:30PM 11 Aug 15 2015
12:30pm - 2:00pm
VGSO’s Projects and Procurement Practice Group invites you to a seminar to equip procurement professionals and lawyers with: - understanding of the changing role of the specification throughout the procurement process; - practical lessons in how adapting specifications can add to the effectiveness of your contract; and - tips and tricks to give your specification wings and get your project the results you seek.
Tuesday 12:45PM 11 Aug 15 2015
12:45pm-2:00pm
False imprisonment is a specialised area of law that affects a number of Government agencies including Victoria Police and Corrections Victoria. Damages in the area of false imprisonment can be confusing, as awards of damages vary significantly and are often not separated from other tortious claims.VGSO’s Civil Litigation Practice Group invites you to a seminar presented by Julia Greenham, barrister. Julia will explore the key issues surrounding false imprisonment.
Wednesday 12:30PM 09 Sep 15 2015
12:30pm to 2:00pm
New Opportunities & Challenges in Government ICT Contracts
Monday 12:30PM 05 Oct 15 2015
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Monday 12:30PM 23 Nov 15 2015
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Wednesday 12:30PM 25 Nov 15 2015
12:30pm - 2:00pm
VGSO’s Workplace Relations & Occupational Safety Practice Group invites you to a CPD seminar where we will consider the issue of mental health in the workplace.
Monday 12:30PM 29 Feb 16 2016
12:30pm - 2:00pm
VGSO invites you to hear how technology and innovation are changing how legal services are delivered; what it means for you and your clients; and how innovation is changing government more broadly.
Wednesday 12:30PM 09 Mar 16 2016
12:30pm to 2:00pm
VGSO invites you to a seminar designed to explain the principles underlying financial management within government.
Wednesday 12:30PM 16 Mar 16 2016
12:30pm to 2:00pm
VGSO invites you to explore the balance between the roles of advisor and advocate as a government lawyer.
Thursday 12:30PM 21 Apr 16 2016
12:30pm - 2:00pm
VGSO presents a facilitated discussion to help regulators navigate the obligations and processes involved in the different systems of prosecutions, disciplinary action and civil proceedings.
Wednesday 12:30PM 01 Jun 16 2016
12:30
As part of our ongoing Constitutional Law seminar series, VGSO invites you to a seminar on the separation of powers and its practical significance for the public service
Tuesday 12:30PM 21 Jun 16 2016
12:30pm to 2:00pm
VGSO invites you to hear from Victoria’s Solicitor-General, Richard Niall QC. Mr Niall will discuss referrals of power by the States and related roll-back mechanisms. He will also provide a general update on national law schemes.
Friday 12:30PM 29 Jul 16 2016
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Our Land, Planning and Environment Practice Group invite you hear from one of the Victorian Government’s key legal advisers in the area of native title, traditional owner rights, and cultural heritage, Mary Scalzo
Monday 12:30PM 29 Aug 16 2016
12:30pm - 2:00pm
The Workplace Relations & Occupational Safety Practice Group invite you to 'accept' their 'friend request' and attend a lunch time seminar on social media in the workplace.
Tuesday 11:30AM 30 Aug 16 2016
11:30am - 2.00pm
This practical workshop will provide you with the skills to draft Statements of Compatibility. It will be relevant for both new and more experienced policy and legislative officers who wish to improve their skills and keep up to date with the latest requirements and developments.
Tuesday 1:00PM 06 Sep 16 2016
1.00pm - 2.30pm
In this seminar Crown Counsel, Melinda Richards SC, will outline the key recommendations made by the Review and the Government's response to those recommendations. The resulting changes to the Charter will apply across the Victorian public sector, and will affect the everyday work of legal and policy officers in all agencies.
Tuesday 11:30AM 27 Sep 16 2016
11:30am - 2.00pm
This practical workshop will provide you with the skills to draft Statements of Compatibility. It will be relevant for both new and more experienced policy and legislative officers who wish to improve their skills and keep up to date with the latest requirements and developments.
Tuesday 10:15AM 11 Oct 16 2016
10:15am - 11:30am
We invite you to attend the latest seminar of the Land Acquisition and Compensation Seminar Series, to hear about the changes introduced by the Victorian Government Land Transactions Policy and Guidelines (April 2016) . The Land Transactions Policy sets out what is required of Victorian Government agencies when they buy, sell or lease land. It also sets out what is required when agencies provide compensation under the Land Acquisition and Compensation Act 1986 (LAC Act) and Part 5 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (PE ACT).
Monday 12:30PM 14 Nov 16 2016
12:30pm to 2:00pm
In this seminar Rebecca Radford, Managing Principal Solicitor will be joined by Phil Chalkley, Chief Procurement Officer of the Department of Justice and Regulation to discuss some of the key issues facing procurement and contract professionals in the Victorian Public Service at various stages of the procurement process.
Tuesday 12:30PM 22 Nov 16 2016
12:30pm to 2:00pm
This session is currently fully booked. Please email marketing.team@vgso.vic.gov.au to request to be waitlisted or request a recording of the session. This practical lunchtime seminar will provide members of the VPS with an update on the 2015 review of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities and best practice on considering and applying the Charter in your day-to-day work. It is aimed at members of the VPS who make decisions and develop services including healthcare, housing,corrections, transport and law enforcement.
Friday 12:30PM 25 Nov 16 2016
12:30pm to 2:00pm
This seminar will provide you with a useful guide on: what to do when you receive a subpoena; managing discovery; understanding which authorities have what powers to compel production of documents; how to appropriately narrow the scope of documents being produced; how to identify and claim privileges when producing documents; and discuss innovations making the production of document process as pain free as possible!
Monday 12:30PM 20 Feb 17 2017
12:30pm to 2:00pm
In this seminar, Richard Niall QC will discuss the unique position of the government lawyer and the duties and obligations which accompany it. He will also address three practical ethical challenges faced by government lawyers: advising on policy without becoming politicised, conflicts of interest, and acting in the High Court.
Tuesday 12:30PM 21 Mar 17 2017
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Frontline Victorian public sector employees can be exposed to online bullying and harassment by members of the public. In this seminar, our lawyers will discuss managing and responding to the risks that social media may have for the health and safety of employees.
Friday 12:30PM 21 Apr 17 2017
12:30pm to 2:00pm
The Victorian Protective Data Security Standards outline the public sector data requirements that will be mandatory for agencies to meet. As part of the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office April monthly seminar, James Stephens, Principal Solicitor will discuss the standards and other developments in the rapidly evolving areas of privacy and data sharing. In this seminar, James will be joined by Michael Vanderheide, Chief Executive of CenITex, the Victorian Government's shared services agency who provides ICT services and support to government departments and agencies.
Friday 12:30PM 26 May 17 2017
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Our Public Sector Boards panel discussion will see Marlo Baragwanath, Victorian Government Solicitor, and Joanne Kummrow, Special Counsel, pose questions to our experienced panel members drawing upon the key themes of governance, risk and conflicts of interest.
Wednesday 12:30PM 21 Jun 17 2017
12:30pm to 2:00pm
The Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office is proud to host a seminar to explore the prosecutorial roles and duties of Victoria’s regulators.   Drawing upon his experience as a member of the Judiciary and his time at the Bar, guest speaker, his Honour Judge Gregory Lyon of the County Court, will examine a number of aspects of a regulator's compliance and enforcement responsibilities.
Friday 12:30PM 28 Jul 17 2017
12:30pm to 2:00pm
In this seminar, VGSO's Workplace Relations and Occupational Safety team will discuss a number of tricky recruitment situations and the impact of laws dealing with privacy, information-gathering, information-sharing, discrimination and flexible working arrangements.
Tuesday 12:30PM 29 Aug 17 2017
12:30pm to 2:00pm
In this seminar, members of the Projects and Procurement Practice Group of the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office will explore some of the performance and risk management tools and techniques usually available in state contracts to deliver better results.
Monday 12:30PM 23 Oct 17 2017
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Victoria’s first Cyber Security Strategy was released in August. VGSO is proud to host a panel discussion to explore the current and emerging cyber threat environment and some of the actions to be taken to increase the government’s cyber security capability and resilience over the next two years and beyond. During this event experienced panellists will explore the technical, risk-management, procurement and legal considerations associated with cyber security.
Friday 12:30PM 27 Oct 17 2017
12:30pm to 2:00pm
In this seminar, Natasha Maugueret, Managing Principal Solicitor, will facilitate the discussion and pose a series of questions to panellists regarding preliminary project planning, legislative approval mechanisms, nature of judicial review and judicial review proceedings.
Monday 12:30PM 13 Nov 17 2017
12:30pm to 2:00pm
In this seminar, Jessica Cleaver and Catherine Roberts (Managing Principal Solicitors, VGSO) will facilitate an interactive Q and A session with Justice Kevin Bell, Supreme Court of Victoria.
Tuesday 12:30PM 27 Feb 18 2018
12:30pm to 2:00pm
The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office is proud to present this seminar in conjunction with the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC). During this seminar, OVIC’s new Commissioners will speak about their vision, approach to their statutory functions and key areas of focus.
Monday 12:30PM 19 Mar 18 2018
12:30pm to 2:00pm
In this seminar, we are pleased to be joined by guest speaker Peter Collins, Director of the Centre for Ethical Leadership. In this interactive presentation, Peter will look at the challenges lawyers, advisers and other key leaders in the VPS face in working with integrity.
Wednesday 1:00PM 28 Mar 18 2018
1:00pm - 2:45pm
Are you often faced with the task of interpreting statutory provisions? VGSO is hosting an interactive workshop, where senior lawyers will break down statutory construction into practical steps. If you are seeking to learn or to refresh your knowledge of the principles of statutory interpretation, this workshop is for you!
Thursday 12:30PM 19 Apr 18 2018
12:30pm to 2:00pm
In this seminar, President Maxwell will explore the concept of collaborative court-led law reform focusing on the role that lawyers can play in developing the law and legal systems.
Wednesday 1:00PM 16 May 18 2018 - until - Thursday 4:00PM 17 May 18 2018
Wednesday 16 May 2018 (half day), Thursday 17 May 2018 (full day)
Our Whole of Victorian Government (WoVG) Legal Induction Program provides those who are new to the Victorian Public Sector with the essential knowledge and skills to perform their roles as government lawyers and public servants. Claim up to 8.5 CPD points over 1.5 days.
Tuesday 12:30PM 29 May 18 2018
12:30pm to 2:00pm
The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office is proud to be joined by guest speaker Dr. Rebecca Wilson (nee French). This Professional Skills seminar will assist you in understanding mediation as a government lawyer and equip you with practical tips to resolve disputes effectively.
Tuesday 12:30PM 26 Jun 18 2018
12:30pm to 2:00pm
The Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office is proud to be joined by guest speaker Eamonn Moran PSM QC, current Inspector constituting the Victorian Inspectorate (VI). The VI is the key oversight body in Victoria's integrity system. It is an independent body, not subject to direction or control by the executive government. In this seminar, Eamonn will provide an overview of VI, including a discussion of its functions and his vision.
Tuesday 12:30PM 31 Jul 18 2018
12:30pm to 2:30pm
The Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office invites you to a panel discussion where panellists will be taken through a hypothetical scenario focussing on occupational violence. Co-facilitators will pose questions to our experienced panel covering end to end crisis response.
Tuesday 12:30PM 14 Aug 18 2018
12:30pm to 2:00pm
The Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office invites you to attend a lunchtime seminar as part of the Land Acquisition and Compensation Seminar Series. In this seminar we will examine some general themes emerging from recent planning and land acquisition compensation cases.
Monday 12:30PM 17 Sep 18 2018
12:30pm to 2:00pm
The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office is proud to be joined by Alistair Maclean, Chief Executive Officer, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC).
Monday 12:30PM 29 Oct 18 2018
12:30pm - 2:00pm (either Monday 29 Oct, Thursday 1 Nov, Friday 2 Nov)
Through this interactive session, health and safety leaders will gain a practical understanding of what to do when a WorkSafe inspector enters their workplace.
Thursday 12:45PM 15 Nov 18 2018 - until - Friday 4:00PM 16 Nov 18 2018
Thursday 15 November 2018 (half day), Friday 16 November 2018 (full day)
Our Whole of Victorian Government (WoVG) Legal Induction Program provides those who are new to the Victorian Public Sector with the essential knowledge and skills to perform their roles as government lawyers and public servants. Claim up to 8.5 CPD points over 1.5 days.
Thursday 12:30PM 22 Nov 18 2018
12:30pm-2:00pm
The Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office is proud to host a panel discussion focussing on recent cases applying the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006. Our experienced panellists will deliver key updates and discuss the practical implications of recent decisions.