Public Sector In-house Counsel Congress

Public Sector In-House Counsel Congress

 Build, develop and lead your high performing and valued legal team

24th-25th October 2018 , Hyatt Hotel, Canberra


The inaugural Public Sector In-House Counsel Congress is being convened to enable public sector lawyers to enhance the delivery of their technical and legal expertise. In its first year this brand new event brings together chief legal counsel, general counsel, lawyers and policy makers from across the public sector sphere to share their experiences and discuss the means to building high-functioning legal teams that provide effective and valued legal services.

This congress will provide fresh insights and ideas to evolve your legal team to thrive in a complex and changing environment.

Join our diverse panel of legal practitioners from a wide array of organisations as they examine a variety of key issues including:

  • Improving the agility and effectiveness of legal teams
  • Aligning legal and corporate strategy
  • Dealing with data and sensitive information
  • Developing and upskilling your legal team
  • Enabling government to be an efficient and responsible litigant
  • Providing insights into policy drafting and review
  • Artificial intelligence and legal tech: beyond legal tools

Our expert speaking panel includes

International keynote address:

Naomi Mallick, Director, Department of Justice Legal Advisers, Government Legal Department UK



  • Dana Sutton, Assistant Secretary, Legal & Assurance Branch, Department of Finance
  • Louise Clarke, Deputy Commissioner, Policy, Analysis & Legislation, Australian Taxation Office
  • Janine Webster, Chief Counsel, Fair Work Ombudsman
  • Rajiv Cabraal, Legal, Governance, & IP Director, CSIRO Data 61
  • Elizabeth Carroll, Chief Legal Counsel, IP Australia
  • Natasha Molt, Acting Director of Policy, Policy Division, Law Council of Australia
  • Suzanne Hillier, General Counsel, National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority
  • Sarah Hargans, Chief Legal Counsel, NSW Department of Education
  • Irene Chrisopoulidis, Managing Principal Lawyer, Victoria Police
  • Lida Kaban, General Counsel, NSW Department of Justice
  • Kara Miller, General Counsel, Sustainability Victoria
  • Richard Donaldson, General Counsel, Pilbara Ports Authority
  • Christine Lithgow, General Counsel, Roads and Maritime Services NSW
  • Ian Pendleton, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, First State Super
  • Mary Macken, Corporate Counsel, Blacktown City Council
  • Samantha Neilson, Legal Services Manager, Shoalhaven City Council
  • Diane Barker, General Counsel & Director of Governance, Australian Catholic University

Please click here to see the agenda.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join the sharpest legal minds at this unique forum.

Register now.


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