Ethical considerations for in-house Government lawyers

Event Details

Thursday, 30 March 2023 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

On 30 March 2022, the VGSO will host a seminar on Ethical considerations for in-house Government lawyers. We will look at a range of ethics issues including:

  • what constitutes independent legal advice when you’re working in-house and how to maintain independence
  • conflicts of interest, the circumstances where they can arise when you’re working in-house as a government lawyer, and also how to avoid them
  • the obligation of legal professional privilege as a government lawyer when you’re acting for 'the State'
  • model litigant behaviour
  • 'Making the Front Page'
  • dealing with difficult situations.

We will also go through some practical (and interactive) hypothetical scenarios to contribute to our discussion of the potential ethical issues that may arise.

This 1 hour session will unpack ethical issues that arise for in-house lawyers generally, particularly lawyers working in the Victorian Public Sector.

Attendees may be eligible to claim 1 CPD Point in Ethics and professional responsibility.